Can you boil water? Then you can make whole grains a part of your diet. Whole grains are delicious and nutritious, supplying vitamins, minerals, protein and fiber. And there are many varieties to choose from besides the all-too-common wheat, oats and... Read more
When cartilage that cushions your joints begins to breakdown faster than your body can replace it, you develop osteoarthritis. Without this protective tissue, the bones in your joints rub together, causing pain, tenderness, swelling and stiffness. Lo... Read more
The results of recent research on honey have the nutrition world a-buzzing. Honey has joined the ranks of foods like chocolate, coffee, and eggs—foods once considered sinful that have recently been proven healthy (in moderation, of course). The... Read more
Darn, it happened again! You’ve just tried a new facial cleanser, but instead of the healthy glow you had hoped for, your skin became red, itchy and irritated. With a sigh, you throw the cleanser into the drawer filled with all of your other be... Read more
Next to eating well and exercising, maintaining a healthy complexion is one of the key ways to look our best. Taking care of your skin doesn’t have to be an expensive (or time-consuming) endeavor. These days, high-quality skincare products are... Read more
Yesterday, there was an ad on Spark about a miracle skin product that made you look younger.
The product offered free samples if you paid for shipping. You had to give credit card info to pay for the shipping. The add promised a product called Equ... Read more
I have acid reflux, and I have read that I shouldn't eat for hours before exercising as it causes my acid reflux to bother me. I only have time to exercise in the morning, is it ok to exercise without food?... Read more
Sparkpeople allows you to track your Folate three different ways: 1. Folate, total 2. Folate, food and 3. Folic Acid. What is the difference between these three. Are there seperate jobs of each? If so, what are they? Is one more important than the o... Read more
I ate a half gallon of ice cream and minimally exercised last week and I gained 5 pounds! Omg! How a I ever going to be able to do this. I should be at 200 lbs per the weight scale thing on sparlpeople but I'm a busting 211!!! I feel good most of the... Read more
Just looked up the nutritional value for an Ice Cream Cone at McDonalds and realized that all the listings on Spark People were incorrect. The ice cream cone is 170 Calories, 4.5 grams of Fat, 27 Carbs, 70 mg of Sodium, and 5 mg of Protein. I start... Read more
Blueberries are antioxidanst that help protect against heart disease and cancer.They also contain ellagic acid, which blocks metabolic pathways that can lead to cancer. They prevent free radical damage to cells& tissues. Cherries have been shown to... Read more
I have found that using Coconut Oil as a spread and in cooking is a great way to lose weight. Although it's a saturated fat, it's different because it's a medium chain fatty acid. The main and most beneficial ingredient is Lauric Acid which is actu... Read more
Skincare ExpertsDr. David Bank, dermatologist in Mount Kisco, New YorkDr. Doris Day, dermatologist in New York CityDr. Howard Murad, dermatologist in Los Angeles and founder of Murad, Inc.Expert Tips1. Skip the bubbles. Foamy lather feels luxuri... Read more
A dozen derm-approved tricks for smooth, soft, sexy skin all season. Get advice from these skincare experts: Dr. David Bank, dermatologist in Mount Kisco, New York Dr. Doris Day, dermatologist in New York City and Dr. Howard Murad, der... Read more
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