Greening your life—reducing your impact on the environment—takes a little research and planning. Because the kitchen is the most waste-producing room in an average house, it's a great place to start. The best way to do it is slowly, b... 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
Food spoils--and quickly! When thinking about your own kitchen, you may not view the food you toss or the leftovers you never eat as money down the drain, but food waste has a major impact on your bank account and the environment. The Natural Resourc... 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
You've probably heard this advice before: For a healthy grocery trip, shop the perimeter of the store. Avoiding the middle aisles is a good tactic to help you make great choices and pick the most nutritious foods, but if you stick to this advice... Read more
I don't know if this is exactly the right place to post this, but I didn't figure it went anywhere else. I'm a swimmer, so I spent between 6-8 hours a week in chlorinated water, which dries out everyone's skin. I also happen to get real... Read more
I'm working on adding my 3-5 a day in regularly. If I have a bean salad instead of a green salad, would that count as a serving of vegetables? It seems people always talk about beans and legumes as something separate.... Read more
If I switched out say non-organic bread for organic (I only eat one or two slices a day) and replaced other foods with organic would my weight loss efforts be more successful? I heard non organic stuff has obesogens. I don't need that.... Read more
When shopping for groceries stick to the perimeter of the store and avoid the aisles. The perimeter usually contains your produce, meats, dairy aisle and bakery allowing to reduce the amount of processed and sugary foods you purchase.... Read more
Eating organic dried fruit is an excellent way to satisfy your sweet tooth ! Dried figs, apricots, prunes, etc have decent amounts of fiber and if organic, have no nasty sulpher added to them.4... Read more
Rethink your shopping list with these tips for dishing up a nourishing meal.Problem #1: "Healthy foods are too pricey."Cut back on organic. Just buy it for foods on the newly extended "Dirty Dozen" list—produce with the... 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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