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
When trying to conceive, women aren't the only ones who should be paying attention to what they're eating. What men eat can affect their fertility, too.
Good nutrition can generate valuable dividends, and there is no better time than the... 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
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
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 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
I have a meat lover and a vegetarian coming for dinner on Sat. What do I cook? Neither would want me to go to a lot of trouble, but what is easy, inexpensive and would satisfy both?
I did a cheese & spinach lasagne with Italian meatballs on the sid... Read more
The SparksPeople meals suggest that somewhere in the setup I noted a vegetarian meal preference. I would like to change this but don't see anywhere in the webstie to do this. Can someone direct me ? Thanks in advance for your help.... Read more
Every day when I run my nutrition feedback report I am low on potassium by at least a couple thousand milligrams. I know not all of the food in the tracker has the potassium content listed, as most processed foods don't, but I am sure I am still unde... 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
Poppy seeds act as source for a variety of minerals like iodine, manganese, magnesium, zinc and copper.Poppy seeds are useful remedies for helping digestion. A good source ofOmega 3 fatty acids. Add some to your salads and veggies.... 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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