My mom used to tell me about the thrill of receiving an orange in her Christmas stocking when she was a child. Today it's hard to believe that was the only orange she would taste all year long. The ever-popular oranges and grapefruits are availab... Read more
There are many motivations for sticking with a healthy diet. Eating more of the good stuff (and less of the junky stuff) can help you prevent cancer, extend your lifespan, protect your heart and manage your weight. But one thing we don't always r... Read more
Store shelves are drowning is books and magazines dedicated to the care and maintenance of your body. Your abs, your thighs – even your heart – get special attention. But what about your mind?
Why does it seem like the brain, y... Read more
Surely you've heard the old saying, "an apple a day keeps the doctor away." While a daily apple is a better strategy than nothing, it'll actually take a much stronger plan to really boost your immune system. Almost every year,... Read more
For most of us, eating seasonally is a foreign concept. Many people don't even know that foods have a season, let alone what foods are in season at any given time of year. In the U.S., we enjoy practically unlimited access to any food at any time... Read more
It seems like I never can get the right mix of vitamins and other nutrients. I am always too low on potassium and almost always high on salt. Of course there are almost an infinite number of others, but those two seem to plague me the most after ca... Read more
I utilize all the nutrients and vitamins in my tracking. I am back to sparking full force after a long stretch of being gone, but prior to that have loved to track everything, I analyze and forecast etc from the full daily nutrition report and love... Read more
I have been semi actively trying to lose weight since January. I have lost 36 pounds so far, but it wasn't all from eating healthy. I have only recently started to track everything i eat and do, and i have noticed that, though i am eating just 5 serv... Read more
What type of vitamins or supplements do you take when working toward your weight loss goal?
I am currently working out 5 days a week which includes cardio and weight training. I am eating a high protein, low fat, low carb diet and taking Vitamin... Read more
Is eating the inside of an orange peel good for you?The white part of the orange peel is called the pith. It has some anti-cancer properties & antioxidants & is very good for you. The white pith contains the highest amount of bioflavonoids (an antiox... Read more
If you post on the Orange County Nest boards...this is your SparkPeople home.
(If you don't post on the OC Nest boards, you will probably have no idea what we are talking about half the time.)... Read more
With cold and flu season in full swing, most of us are trying to do all we can to avoid catching one of the nasty viruses floating around. Some swear by vitamin C-rich orange juice for warding off disease. Although the evidence about vitamin C's... Read more
It’s not exactly a news flash that milk can give you strong bones and carrots help sharpen your eyesight. But what you may not know is that you can get more disease-fighting bang by eating certain foods together. Think Simon and Garfunkel, Fred... Read more
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