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
About 4 yrs ago, I was in the best shape of my life. I was very active: I ran, did triathlon, and about a week before my tri, I ended up with triple injuries, which put me out of the race. I was determined to not let myself go,... Read more
I've been a member of SP for 7 years and I'm still overweight. Please let me know what you think works best:
Using the eating plans from SP
Making your own diet
Using another diet such as South Beach, Atkins, Etc
Or Som... Read more
One of the advantages to being on SparkPeople now is, we have a jump on all the New Year newcomers. Not that its a competition, but it does feel pretty good to work on our health right now. Plus, I think if we wait until the New Year, and make big pr... Read more
I finally found some ear buds that stay in my ears while running. However, while running on the treadmill, I get a shock to the ears as the static electricity builds up. Not cool. Anyone have suggestions for me? I love being able to listen to my musi... 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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