Swiss chard (also known as silverbeet, Indian spinach, leaf beets, or sea kale) has tender leaves that can substitute for spinach in many recipes. It is popular in the garden because it is bolt-resistant and very easy to grow.
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When it comes to fruits and vegetables, most of us stick with what we know: carrots, cucumbers and celery at lunchtime; corn, peas and green beans for dinner; bananas, apples and oranges for breakfast or snacks. To keep healthy eating fun and excitin... Read more
When Martha Stewart was doing hard time, there were reports that she voluntarily pulled up weeds outside in the prison yard each day. Was she just trying to get out early for good behavior? Not quite. Martha was actually taking an unconventional appr... Read more
A recent study in the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition found the average daily intake of two carotenoids (beta-cryptoxanthin and zeaxanthin) was lower (by 40% and 20% respectively) for arthritis patients than healthy subjects. Both of thes... Read more
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I disappeared from Sparkpeople for a while due to health issues and feeling like it was not going to help me due to being diagnosed with Congestive Heart disease, Diabetic 2, and that there was no hope for me so I felt alone and just sat down waiting... Read more
I wanted to ask anyone if they had been diagnosed with health problems and have to make healthier lifestyle changes. I had been diagnosed with fatty liver, prediabetes, benign kidney cysts in August 2012. I have slowly lost weight and I am on a plat... Read more
Has anyone here ever celebrated National Senior Health and Fitness Day in the USA?
Annually, it's the LAST WEDNESDAY of MAY, each Spring.
For 2014, this will be May 28th. What events are you planning?
National website: www.fitnessda... Read more
Did you catch this link off the Spark blog?
www.npr.org/blogs/thesalt/2014/02/12/27537 6259/the-full-fat-paradox-whole-milk-m ay-keep-us-lean
I know our family made the switch several months ago. There is something filling in addin... Read more
Always make sure your fridge is stocked with fresh fruits and veggies. This may mean shopping a couple times a week, but I guarantee when you open your fridge door and see all the healthy food your diet is so much easier! I keep apples, pears, berrie... Read more
To save time I wash all my weekly produce in the sink at once and drain it in the dish drainer (it only held clean dishes). The dish drainer is large enough to handle the entire load, and the silverware cup is perfect for herbs, Swiss chard, celery,... Read more
It's National Pancake Day, but pancakes aren't just for breakfast anymore. And they're not just sweet treats. In my house, we make them with all things green: grated beets or zucchini, chopped and steamed spinach, kale, or Swiss chard, onions, garlic... Read more
According to the latest USDA nutritional guidelines, dark green vegetables should be a significant component of your vegetable intake. Collard greens, mustard greens, dandelion greens, beet greens, spinach, chard, and kale are just a few of the dark... Read more
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