Women of childbearing age (especially those who are pregnant or trying to conceive) are advised to eat 400 mg of folic acid (folate) daily to prevent neural tube defects, such as spina bifida, from occurring in their babies. New research, reported in... Read more
There are many benefits to being vegetarian and vegan. Regardless of why you chose such a lifestyle, it’s not enough to simply cut the meat, poultry, and seafood from your daily menu. Animal products do offer nutrients that support growth, body... Read more
You walk into your local grocery or convenience store and inevitably stumble upon a sea of energy bars. Feeling somewhat overwhelmed by the plethora of health claims, you quickly buy an eye-catching bar with an appealing flavor. But did you really ge... Read more
Editor's Note: After much deliberation, food writer John "Mr. Bad Food" McGran has come up with the "best" of the worst foods he’s reviewed over the past year.
Here there are in his words (in no particul... Read more
Q: Will carnitine help me lose weight?
A: In theory, carnitine, a derivative of the amino acid lysine, could be a good weight loss supplement because it helps move components of fat into the area in cells where they are burned. There is, howev... Read more
I know this is horrible but my calorie intake for the past 3 days has been very low, yet I'm not hungry. My food choices are healthy and filling but I know my differential is WAY too high (2200-2700) Anyone else have this problem? #healthylife... Read more
Why is my calorie intake for today 159 more than what I have my calories listed as.. It says my calories is set to 1200,like its been but it says my goal for today is 1359.. So,i was thinking I was tracking and doing well for 1200 today :0(... Read more
Of all the super healthy greens, kale is the king.It is definitely one of the healthiest and most nutritious plant foods in existence.Kale is loaded with all sorts of beneficial compounds… some of which have powerful medicinal properties.Here are 10... Read more
Chia seeds are among the healthiest foods on the planet.They are loaded with nutrients that can have important benefits for your body and brain.Here are 11 health benefits of chia seeds that are supported by human studies.1. Chia Seeds Deliver a Mass... Read more
Consuming no more than 2,300 mg of sodium per day, while aiming at a goal of 1,500 mg sodium for health. Heart Issues, Blood Pressure, Meniere's, and other salt inhibited disorders are all welcome!... Read more
The dailySpark reader AHHGEE recently asked about quinoa.Quinoa is turning up everywhere these days. This little grain, while still relatively unknown in North America, has been around since ancient Inca times, when warriors reportedly mixed quinoa w... Read more
Folate is a water soluble B vitamin (B9) that is naturally found in food. Folic acid is the synthetic form of folate found in supplements and fortified foods. Folate plays a vital role in good health. It helps make normal red blood cells and aids... Read more
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