Food waste is something of an epidemic these days. A 2013 study for the Food Waste Reduction Alliance showed that more than 84 percent of unused restaurant food in the United States ends up in landfills—and according to some reports, that... Read more
Summer is the season for fresh produce—from your garden, the local farmers market, or nearby farms. It can be so tempting to buy in bulk—after all, you've waited all year for the perfect strawberry or tomato—and when you grow yo... Read more
Many of the same wholesome foods that you eat to help you glow from the inside-out can also be used externally, as shampoos, conditioners and hair masks. These vitamins, minerals, and oils that nourish your body also nourish your hair. Below you&rsqu... Read more
For years, battling high blood pressure meant throwing out the salt shaker and throwing on the sweatpants. We now know that there’s more to the picture.
Exercise and maintaining a healthy weight have always been powerful tools for managing... Read more
By now you know the importance of getting at least 5 servings of fruits and vegetables a day (if not, click here). Perhaps you are still not convinced? Use the excuse-buster list below when you find yourself reasoning your way out of reaching for the... Read more
I just ate dill pickle chips with my tuna sandwich for lunch and they were so sweet and salty it upset my stomach! I used to eat them by the bag full. Surprised at how my body reacted to them after eating healthier now.... Read more
While I use a glass around home, sometimes a disposable water bottle is just very convenient. However If I bring it back home with me, I refill it and use it at least 3 or 4 more times. I also love to reuse juice bottles for water to go. Conservat... Read more
Early last week my colleague and dailySpark.com editor Stepfanie Romine, sent me an idea for a blog about using pickle juice as a electrolyte replacement source for exercisers . She actually stumbled across the idea from one of the comments left on... Read more
What's the secret to cooking like a healthy chef? Think beyond the usual flavor boosters of sugar, salt and fat. While they taste good on the tongue, they're not exactly good for us, are they?Today I'm sharing some unusual yet delicious f... Read more
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