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
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
Let's face it. Kids are hard to please, especially when it comes to food. It's not uncommon to constantly deal with picky eaters and wee ones who want the same thing over and over and over again, and snack ideas are sometimes challenging to d... Read more
Surely you've heard the old saying, "an apple a day keeps the doctor away." While a daily apple is a better strategy than nothing, it'll actually take a much stronger plan to really boost your immune system. Almost every year,... Read more
I bought a new scale today. My weigh in was a bit higher but at least I know it's accurate. This scale gives all kinds of feedback. I think it will be more motivating to watch all those different numbers change.... Read more
Last night hubby suggested I buy a sweet treat as a reward for going 3 weeks without junk food. I was so tempted, but didn't buy anything. While the scale may not be moving, I am beating my addiction. I consider that a huge win.... Read more
So I bought fancy new electronic scales to replace my old unreliable analogue ones. Found out just how bad the old ones were... the new ones put me 5kg heavier! Sigh. Feeling defeated... but at least I know the truth now...... Read more
I'm incredibly close to 30lbs lost but went to buy some pants for a new job, today, and I've only gone down one pant size! I understand that lbs and inches are not the same and that I could be losing in areas other that my hips and waist but I... Read more
In the middle of winter, when the mercury's dropping and the snow is piling up outside, is there anything more comforting than a bowl of oatmeal? Judging from your answers last week, most of you agree with me. Plain old oatmeal becomes a tedious brea... Read more
Baking mix is an easy pantry staple—because it includes leavening and shortening, you can quickly transform the mix into pancakes, biscuits or quick breads by adding liquid (usually milk and/or eggs). Did you know how simple it is to make... Read more
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