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 probably give your healthy lifestyle credit for a lot of things. Weight control, lowered cholesterol and the ability to run a mile at a healthy clip (or finish a mile at all!) can all be attributed to eating right and working out consistently. Bu... Read more
Let’s face it; no one has time for a cold. In addition to making us feel miserable, colds destroy our schedules. Work, family, errands—they all have to wait while we get better. Or even worse, we have to carry on despite our achy muscles,... Read more
It’s easy to ignore your skin when it’s doing its job right. For most people, basic washing and a little sunscreen is all they need. But when you have a problem with your skin, it can be all-consuming. Acne can break your self-confidence,... Read more
The 2005 USDA Food Guide Pyramid favors plant-based proteins (like legumes and nuts), and even recommends fewer servings of meat than before. Research has shown that eating a few meatless meals per week can lower risk of heart disease and may eve... Read more
I think I have accurately diagnosed what is wrong with my treadmill. It would appear I have a dead speed sensor which is cheap and easy to replace. I have looked on line and found one source but cannot find any info whether or not the site is reput... Read more
I have four overripe bananas and I want to do something with them. Surely, I thought, someone has a healthy banana muffin or bread or bar recipe of some kind. I'm a vegan, no refined flour or sugar, and I don't use oil or eggs (found several "vegan... Read more
I have been consistently shooting for spark's recommendation of 50% carbs, 30% fat, and 20% protein for a long time without results-- and I've also done 50% carbs, 20% fat, and 30% protein-- which is the way I eat naturally without trying to mess wit... Read more
Poppy Seeds are a good source of Omega 3's fatty acids. This is a good carb that provides energy, promotes digestion and helps breast cancer patients. Pumpkin Seeds are a natural source of carbohydrate, have amino acids, vitamins C, D, E, and K and m... Read more
Zinc is a lustrous bluish-white metal found in group IIb of the periodic table. It is also one of the most important minerals used by the body. Just 2-3 grams, about the weight of a penny, is found in the body and serves as a key building block for a... Read more
By Regina Ragone, Family Circle
On any given night almost half of all Americans—43 percent—are eating chicken for supper. As a dietitian, that stat makes me happy, because this versatile, low-fat meat is packed with protein and is a proven sourc... Read more
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