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
Step into any supermarket these days and you’re sure to find a wide variety of organic foods on the shelves. From produce, milk and meat to breakfast cereals and snack foods, consumers have their pick of certified organic products—a far c... Read more
A healthy diet requires more than simply cutting out junk food—it involves getting the most nutritional value out of every bite you take. It takes good food to build a fit body. But did you know that your food choices also have an impact on the... Read more
When organic matter such as leaves, grass clippings and food scraps break down, you get compost, a dark, dirt-like "soil" that is rich in nutrients. Compost happens even without human involvement; for example, the leaves that fall on the fo... Read more
When I was pregnant with my daughter I asked a friend of mine, a mother of three, “Don’t you get bored staying home with the kids all day?” Looking amused she replied, “Oh, I find stuff to do.” Now that my... Read more
Today was my second day. I track my food. I walk like thirty minutes. It was a good day. I had knee replacement in April im doing therapy twice a week. And i do the therapy excercises at home. I'm feeling good. Baby steps. I'm motivated to do good.... Read more
Hello I am new. While i found a lot of foods with calories listed, i am not finding how to calculate an item that I am not seeing out there. For instance today, I was trying to calculate some salad dressing that i did not see when I did a foo... Read more
My latest "find" is to buy the 16oz tub of organic lettuce, there are several kinds, like Spring Mix, Baby Romaine, Baby Spinach, at larger, modern supermarkets like Safeway or Whole Foods for $6. This tub is HUGE ~11 in L X 8 in W, lasts a long tim... Read more
Just because a food is labeled organic does not mean it is good for you, organic soda is still soda. There is evidence that soils rich in organic matter produce more nutritious food, food with more vitamins, flavonoids, and minerals.... Read more
Each month, we like to share what we're reading. Here are the healthy and inspiring titles that have piqued our interest this month.
Taking the Leap: Freeing Ourselves from Old Habits and Fears by Pema Chödrön
They say: In thi... Read more
For nearly two years we have heard about the dangers and potential health risks of plastic bottles due to a chemical known as bisphenol A or BPA. In response to concerns regarding water bottles, baby bottles and plastic storage containers, plastic gu... Read more
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