Health experts agree that we need to eat more whole grains for optimal health. But most people don’t know what whole grains are. They have been shown to reduce the risks of heart disease, stroke, cancer, diabetes and obesity, but knowing the he... Read more
Using a new method, researchers have discovered that whole grains like corn, whole wheat, oats and brown rice can have as much–or more–antioxidant, anti-cancer activity as vegetables and fruits. Previously, the antioxidant potential o... Read more
Dig out the blender! (Don’t worry, nothing high-tech.) Throw in a few simple, nutritious ingredients, give it a whirl and you’ve got a super-quick breakfast, snack, or mini-meal. Who can resist these icy cold, frothy concoctions, fondly k... Read more
Worried about catching the cold or flu this year—or helping to keep the germs of one sick family member from infecting others in your house?
Beyond hand washing and self-imposed quarantine, some time spent cleaning, disinfecting and saniti... Read more
Many of the same wholesome foods that you eat to help your skin glow from the inside-out can also be used externally, as cleansers, moisturizers, and skin masks. These vitamins, minerals, and oils that nourish your body also nourish your skin. Below... Read more
I've just come back to SparkPeople after being away for ages. I was under another name then.
I'm having a really hard time because I do well for a few days, and then my chronic illnesses kick in and I'm in bed for a few days. And when I feel cra... Read more
So this is my first post and want to just put it out their and make myself accountable for the exercise I have been remiss in doing regularly for the past few years. So I've gained back all the weight I lost the first time around. Now I need to loo... Read more
I joined sparkpeople because I want to lose weight before my husband and I try to have a baby. we would start trying now but I know getting pregnant can take time or happen over night so I need to be in a better place. I am posting beca... Read more
It’s not exactly a news flash that milk can give you strong bones and carrots help sharpen your eyesight. But what you may not know is that you can get more disease-fighting bang by eating certain foods together. Think Simon and Garfunkel, Fred... Read more
Do pesky fruit flies hover around your fresh produce? Find out how you can get them out of your kitchen.Fruit Flies 101Adult fruit flies (Drosiphila melanogaster) range in size from 1 to 2 millimeters, have red eyes and tan or brownish body... Read more
Nutritional Benefits of Wheat Germ
Food Supplement High in Vitamins, Minerals and Healthy Fats
Wheat germ is an excellent source of many essential nutrients. Learn the benefits of eating wheat germ and why it plays an important role in a balan... Read more
I have finally figured out how to meet my requirements for magnesium and folate!. I've added some wheat germ to my oatmeal. It's yummy, too.
Two weeks ago I was having a real problem with sodium. Every meal plan I made was way over. Well, I'm n... Read more
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