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 is a vitamin not really a vitamin? When it's vitamin D! The "sunshine" vitamin, aptly named because sunlight is a source of it, is actually a hormone. Vitamin D is currently receiving a lot of attention and research regarding its r... Read more
It can be easy to lose track of all the vitamins out there. It's even easier to forget how exactly they help our bodies. Let’s see, vitamin A heals wounds and vitamin C improves eyesight, wait, what was it again? There are so many, it... Read more
Vitamin E works as an antioxidant, preventing a chemical reaction called oxidation, which can sometimes result in harmful effects on the body. Knowing that vitamin E is an important nutrient, many people take large, mega-doses of it because they beli... 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 am logged in, and at my page. When I click the Find Friend button top right, it takes me to a log in page with my user name. When I put in my password it says there is no user registered with that name. I've tried off and on all day, so I think it... Read more
I love summer and the wonderful healthy bounty that can come from a good Farmers Market! Some close friends and I recently found an AMAZING farmers market that is held every Saturday in a local neighborhood. We got some amazing finds last week and pl... Read more
Hi, My bf and I started this around the same time (about two weeks ago) and we can't find each other's spark pages. We searched by username through my account for him and through his account for me. Likewise, we did geographical searches by zip cod... Read more
It seems as though the app for the phone is not as extensive as the regular app? I can't find anywhere on the mobile sparkpeople app to . To access the community. I have to type Sparkpeople in google chrome then the page that shows up on my computer... Read more
The American Journal of Epidemiology, investigated the association between vitamin C intake & metabolic syndrome and found that nearly 1/3 of the test participants were low in Vitamin C. This vitamin reduces urinary protein loss in people with diab... Read more
Researchers at the University of Minnesota conducted a study that found the participants in the study who had higher initial levels of Vitamin D. lost more weight than those who began with a lower Vitamin D level. It also showed that more abdominal... Read more
Vitamin D research and information is in the news everywhere these days. One of the most shocking results came from a nationwide study in the U.S. that found about 9 percent of the children were vitamin D deficient but 61 percent of them were vitamin... Read more
Vitamin D is a hot topic in nutrition, and one that's become a focus in menopausal bone health. There are two forms of the vitamin, D2 and D3 (cholecalciferol), with D3 the form best metabolized by the body. Vitamin D is found in foods such... Read more
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