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
Although everyone's preferences differ, it's nice to have some staple foods on hand to make quick and tasty dishes that are good for you, too. So what do the experts behind SparkPeople.com keep in their own refrigerators? See what they stock... Read more
A recent study in the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition found the average daily intake of two carotenoids (beta-cryptoxanthin and zeaxanthin) was lower (by 40% and 20% respectively) for arthritis patients than healthy subjects. Both of thes... 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
SparkPeople emphasizes drinking water for a variety of reasons: it can take the place of other high-calorie or high-sugar beverages, it helps you feel fuller, it is a good small goal to work toward, and more. So do the SparkPeople Experts really prac... Read more
What are some ways to eat or use grapefruit and oranges other than peeling or cutting them and eating them fresh? I like both but am getting bored and looking for new ideas. Someone once shared a recipe where I think u halve a grapefruit and then bro... Read more
I just purchased The Spark (the original orange book) and am a little disappointed that I can't get the points as instructed in Appendix E AND that points are not available on my points page.....
While I'm sure I'll enjoy the book...it's disappo... Read more
Is it better to consume1/2 cup of orange juice or a medium size orange? I would assume it would be the orange because you are consuming all of it and getting the benefits of all the nutrients.... Read more
I try to keep oranges in the house ... a fresh orange is better for you (being a diabetic myself) than drinking a cup of orange juice. I also enjoy putting an orange slice in my water ... kicks it up a bit and is a nice change... 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
Cheryl Forberg, a nutritionist for The Biggest Loser, shared these recipes with the dailySpark. The recipes are from From The Biggest Loser 30-Day Jump Start: Lose Weight, Get in Shape, and Start Living the Biggest Loser Lifestyle Today! Recipes:Fros... Read more
I literally won't be surprised if I turn orange! I successfully made it through Monday... not without struggles and just having to remove myself completely from a room altogether; however, I made it! It was all thanks for a very large bag of orange... Read more
"What would others think?"
I fear that question is one of the most destructive out there for those who are struggling in the course of their journey. Every life is a journey, and while all journeys have certain things in common, there have neve... Read more
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