SparkPeople Money Matters for Women Team Messageboard WELCOME ! This group features discussions and tips relating to "Kitchen Table Finance", Topics can include savings, budgeting, debt, taxes and investing. SparkPeople Money Matters for Women Team Messageboard Vacation savings ideas Since this is vacation season, let's share our ideas for how to save on vacation costs. <BR> <BR> Here are a few ideas I have: <BR> <BR> 1. Take advantage of hotel point programs to get free nights. Most of the big hotel chains have these programs. I am getting several free nights at the Hilton chain when our family goes to North Carolina next month. Those who travel for business during the year especially may have large point balances. <BR> <BR> 2. Similarly, if you have airline point pr... Sun, 26 Jun 2016 22:03:20 EST Plans for tax refunds Thought this would be a fun topic. What do you plan to do with your tax refund? Perhaps for some it is paying off debt, or adding to savings. For others maybe help fund a trip or pay for a purchase like downpayment on a car, some needed home improvements, or furniture or wish list items. Please post and share your tax refund plans. Thu, 18 Feb 2016 09:55:19 EST Lending Club etc Just a personal experience that might be helpful to others. I got an offer on Credit Karma for a debt consolidation loan from Lending Club to refinance some credit cards (Long story, due to husband's health issues, we have built up some balances). Pleasantly surprised to get a very good rate 10% less than my credit card rates. Will now pay off some credit cards immediately and pay Lending Club fixed payments for 36 months. No prepayment penalty if I want to pay if off earlier. There was a 1% ... Wed, 10 Feb 2016 01:41:51 EST Taxes Reminder that extended tax returns are due October 15 if you haven't already filed. I am a CPA and VERY BUSY this week.with 2nd tax busy season. <BR> Next week I will try to post some year end tax planning strategies. <BR> If anyone has a tax question to ask, feel free to post. Keep in mind, any answers I post are for educational purposes to help enlighten the entire group and may not fit your specific tax situation. Sun, 11 Oct 2015 12:15:56 EST Summer Budgeting Issues Summer is such a fun time of year but there are several budget busters to watch out for in summer. Here is a list of some items to watch out for: <BR> <BR> 1. Vacations <BR> <BR> 2. Wedding and graduation season. Both gifts and travel costs are issues for these wonderful times to celebrate with family and friends. <BR> <BR> 3. Outdoor maintenance expenses. Lawn, gardening, and tree maintenance as well as outdoor maintenance on the house such as painting. <BR> <BR> 4.Summer camps and child... Mon, 1 Jun 2015 11:12:48 EST New Team Goal Save $10 per day I have added a new team goal of saving $10 per day. Little things can add up, for example forgoing coffee drinks, pops, snacks, fast food, popcorn at the movies. These little things can end up with a "found" $300 per month. Sat, 28 Feb 2015 13:44:43 EST Article How to Give Yourself a Raise Here is an article I came across called How to Give Yourself a Raise. <BR> <BR> <link><BR>y/tp/How-to-Give-Yourself-a-Raise.htm </link> <BR> <BR> Just some basic ideas to evaluate where you might find some ways to save in your budget, such as raising deductibles, and negotiating some of your recurring expenses. <BR> I just called Verizon recently and got them to reduce my cell phone bill by over $40 per month (we have 5 phones due to the college kids)... Sat, 28 Feb 2015 13:33:06 EST Holiday spending discussion What are you all doing to keep your holiday spending from getting out of control? <BR> <BR> <BR> Here are some things I am trying this year:(Note I celebrate Christmas, but please substitute your preferred holiday, such as Hannukkah whereeverI have referred to Christmas). <BR> <BR> 1. Went through my closet to find Christmas outfits from prior years. I found a beautiful Christmas sweater that fit me nicely that must be at least a decade old. Wore to our family Christmas party and got lots... Sun, 14 Dec 2014 03:27:05 EST Sorry I have not posted lately... Team, I apologize I have been dealing with a family health crisis and have not been active on Sparks lately. My husband had a quintuple heart bypass 4 months ago followed by a stroke. He was hospitalized over 70 days (including acute rehab hospital) and continues to go to outpatient rehab. He is not yet driving and still needs a walker. <BR> <BR> I will try to post some new discussion topics. <BR> <BR> Hope you all had a nice fall and are enjoying the holiday season. <BR> <BR> Best to al... Sun, 14 Dec 2014 02:48:40 EST Tax Time Observations Part I As final deadline approaches for taxes, here are a few observations I have from my CPA/tax preparer job about this tax season: <BR> <BR> 1. More people seem to be owing tax, even lower income taxpayers. <BR> <BR> 2. Many people are being paid as independent contracters instead of as employees. This is explanation for some of the people who are severely underpaid at tax time. Self-employment tax is hurting even more than the income tax for lower paid people. Self-employment tax6 (15.3%) star... Sat, 5 Apr 2014 12:36:03 EST Missing Money/ Unclaimed Property Website I saw this on another forum today but thought it might be useful to members on this website. <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> Unfortunately, not all states are participating yet so I couldnt search Illinois where we lived for many years or New York where my husband is from. <BR> I did find a potential insurance refund in Michigan. Not sure it is for us, as not enough info but we will file a claim as we were insured by that company for many years. <BR> <BR> Hope this helps some o... Fri, 3 Jan 2014 11:37:53 EST I am back in Charleston ! I have to put on a new roof - i had shingles that leaked , and now have damage inside the home - my wood restored ceiling has to be taken down & replace <BR> insurance approved the claim - but of course , i had a snake contractor - introduced to me - and now, i have to hire a lawyer to get rid of the snake <BR> i never trust contractors any more - this snake told me - he would give me a free inspection - but in truth, he wants the whole insurance ck !! <BR> drama - hate it Mon, 30 Dec 2013 18:18:47 EST Wealthy Running to other countries FYI, I do not know, if any of you follow international stuff like this - BUT , I thought I share with you, something that will never appear on the TV news. <BR> For years, the very wealthy, retired out of the USA, because - "their pensions are non taxable" in a place like France - BUT , the rich - do to being older, sign up for social medical - and get that !! so just when they start racking up doc bills, they run to social countries .. <BR> <BR> A new French law passed, saying, if u sign u... Thu, 19 Sep 2013 09:48:03 EST Divorce issue - question Has anyone been in a divorce, where the ex walked away from all bills, and now your ss number is listed for all the bills too ..thus everything is showing late . (ty ex) <BR> <BR> is there any advantage to filing bankruptcy ?? <BR> <BR> ty <BR> <em>38</em> Mon, 19 Aug 2013 05:52:44 EST Tips and tricks for saving Idea #2 Start small! The second idea is related to Idea #1 of Start Now. That is to start small, even if it is $100 per paycheck or $25 per week. The key is to start even if the initial amounts are small. Make sure you have a separate savings account and actually transfer the amounts to this account. <BR> It will feel good to see your savings grow each month, even if it is slow. <BR> You may need to make small sacrifices at first to make your savings goal. <BR> As you get used to the habit of saving, you may fi... Sat, 27 Jul 2013 20:09:14 EST Tips and tricks for saving Idea #1 Start now! Start today. There is rarely a reason to wait (exceptions if you are unemployed or dealing with a medical condition). <BR> Are you waiting till you make more money, or till something changes in your financial situation? <BR> Studies show that if you make more, you spend more. <BR> Saving is a habit, and the best way to develop that habit is to start! And to find ways to save in all your activities. <BR> Make a resolution to start saving today <BR> <BR> Sat, 27 Jul 2013 19:55:56 EST Newbie Hi all. I'm here to lose weight and might as well as try to whittle down my 13k debt! Ugh. <BR> Glad to be here. Thanks ladies! <BR> Hope Thu, 18 Jul 2013 02:07:08 EST Hello I am 52 years old and a single mom, I am thankfully employed and lucky enough to work from my home, have worked for the same company for 12 years. I recently had an accident and I have no insurance, it was difficult before the accident but since it has been nearly impossible to keep a hold of things financially. I feel as though I am sliding into a whole and I need to take steps now to keep myself from going any deeper. I am looking forward to being a part of this team and educating myself t... Wed, 3 Jul 2013 16:43:50 EST Provin, France i posted a blog about this medieval village with pics Mon, 1 Jul 2013 04:52:58 EST financial problems my biggest problem at the moment is making it month to month since I only get paid once a month since I am on social security disability. my credit card payment is 136 a month if I want to pay it off in 3 years. as for my car, it is falling apart and I do not have the money to keep on fixing it. it is 17 years old. one of my biggest problems is I am a single divorced female who has always struggled with menu planning. I have done it before, but it seems like overtime you tend to see a rise in... Thu, 27 Jun 2013 09:27:37 EST Everybody , please welcome new co team leader - !! I wanted to welcome Peppermint as our new co team leader . I got a little side tracked , with this new house , that needs everything done to it . <BR> just today, i was sanding the walls , to get ready to paint primer on , for the weekend .ugh ! <BR> <BR> I am very excited to have someone, to help, advise, and also, to help us, guide us ..from the huge ' money pit ' problems , that haunt some of us .. <BR> I will let Peppermint , introduce herself <BR> Glad to have u !! <BR> ty <BR> Wed, 12 Jun 2013 18:34:55 EST New to this - trying to change my life I am a 30 year old female from Ohio. I have a very demanding job, one where I am in a leadership position where I can either be role model or look unhealthy and unfit. In high school and college I battled weight issues constantly, but I have never been heavy until these past couple of years. I am at my highest weight of 176 pounds and 5'6. I am tired of looking in the mirror and being disgusted with what I see back. I'm tired of wondering if people are looking at me and talking about how muc... Tue, 4 Jun 2013 16:26:31 EST Okay May! What are everyone's plans to make May a great month? <BR> <BR> <em>249</em> Wed, 1 May 2013 08:45:45 EST 10% Savings I am very happy, to report , that I moved my jan, feb & mar money to my savings account .. i am really going to try and do this every month, not every quarter .. so i can't spend it ! ha <BR> <em>244</em> Sun, 7 Apr 2013 09:56:47 EST Do you spend more in the winter or summer ? I tend to spend more in the summer, because the weather is better for shopping . <em>246</em> Thu, 21 Feb 2013 13:27:45 EST How much did you spend on V day ? I was very happy, that Nic & I , are going to a local place to have dinner tonight. Its cold and rained today ,so not very nice weather. The local resturant is doing a special of Salmon & all the vegs u can eat , for 10.00 a person ! and it includes a strawberry tarte . <BR> Have no idea where the calarioes will end up .. Thu, 14 Feb 2013 17:50:39 EST Any on line bank accounts ? I have been thinking of using a internet bank only , does anyone use one already ? Thu, 31 Jan 2013 16:23:16 EST Buying a small notebook is needed Today, i went and picked up at the dollar store, a simple notebook. <BR> <BR> This is where, I plan on using a page a month - to list my little income <BR> and when i transfer my 5% to savings , <BR> and i also made a decision, to add my chuch to my budget. <BR> <BR> the goal is not to net big numbrs ...the goal , is to create the HABIT of doing it . <BR> <BR> plse feel free to share ur ideas <BR> ty <em>104</em> Tue, 22 Jan 2013 22:02:07 EST How many times are you paid ? I am paid 2x a month Fri, 4 Jan 2013 03:46:03 EST 2013 Savings Rate - Goal is 5% i have not received any paycheck in the new year, but will stick to this rate, to restart my savings account. Tue, 1 Jan 2013 09:39:48 EST New Year = New Start ; the Savings Rate for USA Hi, <BR> I am attaching a link to a good article about the savings rate of americans - needless to say - its not pretty . but this is groundwork that must be done , in order to move forward - so what i am proposing , is for us - to try and save at least 5% of our income . the rate is 3.7 , but lets try to do better !! <BR> <em>381</em> <BR> <link><BR>rsonal-saving-rate_n_1391333.html </link> Tue, 1 Jan 2013 09:36:30 EST How many Superfoods have you had today? Hi all, <BR> <BR> I have a personal superfoods challenge of eating 6 per day. Just wondering what superfoods everyone has had so far today. <BR> <BR> I've had three...oatmeal with blueberries and a cup of green tea. Halfway there! :) I'm also planning on having an apple for a snack later, plus a salad with avocados and tomatoes, and some pasta with spinach for dinner. <BR> <BR> It would interesting to read how others are incorporating these foods into their day. And do you use any great... Mon, 2 Apr 2012 16:19:10 EST What everyone needs to know about "whole grains" I need to share this and wasn't sure if this is where I should do it. This is for anyone interested in a healthier life or anyone who is trying to lose some weight. First I've been diagnosed Gluten Intolerant so I downloaded "Wheat Belly" and EVERYONE should read this book. I had no idea the wheat we now eat has very little in common with the wheat our ancestors used to eat. It has been changed soooo much, genetically, and none of the changes were ever tested on humans to see how it affected ... Mon, 6 Feb 2012 11:30:43 EST Super Foods 2012 Trying to start a new challenge for everyone here. It's a new year 2012 I would like to reintroduce everyone to the super foods. Every week starting on sundays I am going to introduce or reintroduce a super food. As a challenge to everyone see if you can incorporate that food in your families meal plan somewhere in the week. I will post some recipes to get you started and you are always free to join in on discussing the foods, recipes and if you ever have any information to add, recipes e... Fri, 30 Dec 2011 19:32:28 EST This Team!!!!! I was wondering if any of you had and ideas of how we can get this team up and running and active again? Sun, 4 Dec 2011 17:47:01 EST Say 1 Postive Thing about Yourself I am nice Sun, 4 Dec 2011 17:41:18 EST Hi There! My name is Carrie and I am a new member of this team. I have heard that Super Foods are good for you so I am trying to incorporate more of them into my diet. This may be a strange question but is Split Pea soup part of the Super Foods? (I know that peas are so that's why I ask). <BR> <BR> I look forward to getting to know all of you! <BR> <BR> Carrie Thu, 1 Dec 2011 17:39:59 EST The Thanksgiving Table To be in the spirit of the Thanksgiving Holiday I wanted to create a fun challenge for everyone. <BR> Everybody can participate at any time. I want you to think of what foods you can add to your thanks giving table using the super foods. So let give thanks for the good health we have and give our families healthy foods that will keep them healthy for years to come. As an added bonus anyone that would like to share a recipe please do so we can share with all our families. <BR> <BR> Fri, 4 Nov 2011 21:47:55 EST Super food Categories Superfoods are a special category of foods found in nature. By definition they are calorie sparse and nutrient dense meaning they pack a lot of punch for their weight as far as goodness goes. They are superior sources of anti-oxidants and essential nutrients - nutrients we need but cannot make ourselves. We all may be adding more salads and vegetables to our diets, but concern over the quality of foods grown on mineral depleted soils makes Superfoods an intelligent choice. <BR> <BR> Green Fo... Fri, 4 Nov 2011 21:11:48 EST Energy Boosting Foods I just added a link to the team links page for a Spark article about foods to boost energy. They're all super foods. <BR> <BR> Whole wheat pasta <BR> Oatmeal <BR> Fruit smoothies made with low-fat yogurt <BR> Peanut butter <BR> Dried fruit (apricots, cranberries, raisins, figs) <BR> Yams <BR> Beans <BR> Apples <BR> Carrots <BR> Chickpeas <BR> <BR> Thu, 3 Feb 2011 21:09:46 EST ANDI superfoods index today i discovered at Whole foods the Aggregate Nutrients Density Index (ANDI). <BR> see<BR>oods/full-andi-scoring Mon, 1 Nov 2010 21:04:06 EST are these superfoods? blueberries; black beans; sweet potatoes; oatmeal; salmon; spinach; broccoli; tomatoes; chocolate; walnuts; soy; onions. <BR> These are the 12 best foods, according to Dana Jacobi who wrote the book 12 Best Foods Cookbook. <BR> i do eat many of these each day. I dont eat much soy or chocolate but all the others are common in my diet. Fri, 22 Oct 2010 22:41:45 EST Hello! Just started Superfoods Rx about a week ago. I can feel a difference already. <BR> <BR> I'm glad to be part of the team. Sun, 17 Oct 2010 19:29:23 EST Free Downloadable Menu Planning Sheets These are great to hang in your kitchen. I keep mine on the fridge. <BR> <BR> <em>465</em> Here are some very nice Fall-themed ones I found today: <BR> <link><BR>-menu-planners-downloadable </link> <BR> <BR> Some people store each week's in sheet protectors in a binder when they are through with them; menu sheet on top with the printed-out recipes behind it. Saves alot of time for re-using later and menu-planning ideas later, and makes it easy to not... Fri, 24 Sep 2010 22:03:44 EST HI-PRO snack idea? Im having trouble reaching my protein minimum for each day, but usually get close to maxing-out on calories. Any ideas? Also, I am doing well with fats and carbs. Low-cal calcium ideas would be great to, thanks a bunch! Thu, 8 Jul 2010 21:12:04 EST I don't think I'm understanding the portions? Hello, I am new here and glad to have found this group. <BR> <BR> I recently read Superfoods Rx Diet. I completed the first slim down week and lost 6 pounds. I wasn't feeling like I knew exactly how the program worked however. <BR> <BR> I know you are to eat so many foods from cat 1, 2, and 3, and I know they talk about size of the portions there. But I guess I don't quite understand the sidekicks or something. I didn't really find that the book told me how to put the meals and side ... Thu, 24 Jun 2010 07:25:02 EST Dr. Oz's Superfoods <link><BR>-eat-now </link> Tue, 20 Apr 2010 07:01:31 EST Looks like a schizophrenic or bipolar episode . . Please pass this on to anyone you know who has a female family member with psychiatric issues, as well as to all health professionals you know, to get the word out. They can simply test for the antibody in the blood. <BR> <em>247</em> <BR> Carol <BR> <BR> <BR> "It looked very much like the beginnings of a schizophrenic or bipolar episode," said Christopher Kobet, a fourth-year neurology resident at University Hospital who helped pinpoint Echols' problem. <BR> <BR> But the real culprit w... Fri, 2 Apr 2010 16:04:57 EST Superfood of the Week - Flaxseed Flaxseeds are one the oats super-sidekicks. They are high in omega-3 fatty acids and fiber. I add them to yogurt, salads, and smoothies. <BR> <BR> Here is a link to more information. <BR> <link><BR>ice&dbid=81 </link> Mon, 22 Feb 2010 17:51:00 EST Ok, now I'm a little embarrassed! I just found your team, read some of the posts and liked what I saw...but I guess I did not realize that your team is based upon a book....Duh! So I took the quiz to introduce myself then read so more posts and feeling a little stupid now. The good news is I found the list of the "superfoods" and these are foods I love and eat regularly. So I will read the book ASAP, promise! <BR> cher Sun, 17 Jan 2010 15:56:05 EST Just getting started Hi, I am new to SP and I don't know a whole lot about superfoods. I am interested in learning more, though, so I'll be checking these posts for information and ideas. <BR> <BR> My goal is to lose weight and keep it off by paying close attention to what I eat and by tracking everything here on SP. I am not on a diet; instead, I am trying to establish permanent healthful eating habits. I am sure there is room for superfoods in this plan. <BR> <BR> Sat, 16 Jan 2010 22:41:06 EST Lottery If you played and won the lottery what would you do? Sat, 9 Jan 2010 00:55:41 EST Asthma I have been suffering from asthma for approximately 4 years and during that time my sinus stay stopped up and I have too much mucous in my throat that keeps me coughing and swallowing all the time to try to keep it clear. I take medication that helps with the coughing but it does nothing to help clear the mucous from my throat. <BR> <BR> Is there any superfoods that I could possible try to help with this situation? Thu, 7 Jan 2010 19:10:13 EST January Team Challenge Let's start the new year off right with a challenge to read or re-read one or all of the Superfood books. If you haven't already read them, I highly recommend them! <BR> <BR> SuperFoods RX by Steven Pratt, M.D. and Kathy Matthews <BR> SuperFoods HealthSyle by Steven Pratt, M.D. and Kathy Matthews <BR> SuperHealth by Steven Pratt, M.D. and Sharyn Kolberg <BR> The SuperFoods RX Diet by Wendy Bazilian and Steven Pratt Fri, 1 Jan 2010 13:19:15 EST Hello I'm looking forward to this journey to get healthy and discovering what this site has to offer. Thu, 27 Aug 2009 23:46:33 EST Superfood of the Week . . . Strawberries. The Superfood of the week is Strawberries. These little red gems pack a big punch, for your health. Don't believe me? Check out this link, and be amazed. How about some recipes using Strawberries on the recipe swap thread? Anybody have one? <BR> <BR> <link><BR>berries-health-benefits/ </link> Sun, 9 Aug 2009 16:03:56 EST August ,a month of transition. What will you do? Hi everyone, <BR> It's August, the end of those hot, humid, lazy days of summer. The month that we start to transition into Fall. The vacations are all over, for the most part. The kids are getting back to school. Time to start thinking about the upcoming Holiday Season. We are getting into the busiest time of the year for most of us. This is the time of year that most of us, who are going along just fine with our programs, put the things that we are doing for ourselves on the back burner. Th... Fri, 31 Jul 2009 10:08:43 EST Superfood of the Week . . . Peaches Our Superfood of the week is peaches. <BR> Health Benefits of Peaches <BR> Contributor <BR> By Diana Monda Dill <BR> <BR> Peaches are native to China, but are now widely cultivated in regions that have cool climates. They were introduced to America in the sixteenth century by Spanish explorers. Peaches are not only a luscious, delicious type of fruit, but also offer a number of health benefits as well. <BR> <BR> Anti-carcinogenic <BR> 1. Peaches are a good source of antioxidants, w... Mon, 27 Jul 2009 15:22:01 EST Superfood of the Week . . . Beets These little orbs are packed with vitamin C, potassium, folate, and maganese. Read this article on beets. <BR> <BR> <link><BR>s.html </link> <BR> <BR> Are you using the excuse "I don't know how to cook beets" , as a reason not to eat or serve them. Well look no more, here is a link that is full of recipes to try your hand at. Happy cooking. <BR> <BR> <link><BR>s_Recipes_Using_Beets.htm </link> Sat, 18 Jul 2009 12:25:40 EST Superfood of the Week. . . Nuts Our superfood of the week is nuts. They are so healthy. Packed with healthy oils and natural anti-oxidants. they are high in plant protein and low in cholesterol and starch. They lower total cholesterol, and increase good cholesterol. Here are a couple of links with more info for you. Enjoy. <BR> <BR><BR>l-health-articles/nutrition/health-ben<BR>efits-of-nuts-00841.html <BR> <BR> <link><BR>ts-health-benefits-artic... Mon, 13 Jul 2009 05:43:22 EST Superfood of the Week. . . Watermelon Watermelon is our Superfood of the week. The information below is taken straight from the Superfoods Rx website. <BR> <BR> Summer Time Is Watermelon Time <BR> Watermelon and your health Summer just wouldn’t be summer without sweet, juicy watermelon. I love a slice (or two) of red, cold watermelon on a hot day. It is so refreshing. And it’s a SuperFoodsRx sidekick so not only does it taste good, but it’s good for you. <BR> <BR> Fresh watermelon is rich in disease fighting lycopene, one of t... Wed, 8 Jul 2009 08:01:31 EST July Team Challenge / Personal Challenge Hi Team, <BR> Here is a little challenge for everyone. It is not focused on food but on YOU. Every day come here and post one thing that you like about yourself. The challenge is that it has to be something different every day. On day one(tomorrow) post one thing, on day two post the thing you said on day 1 and then something else. At the end of the month you will have a whole list on why you are the terrific, wonderful, people you are. The best thing is that you can come back here and read ... Thu, 2 Jul 2009 19:53:51 EST Take A Recipe, Leave A Recipe This thread is for recipes using the Superfoods. If you need one get it here. If you have one please leave it with us for all to enjoy. If you are looking for a specific type of recipe, please ask if anyone has one to fit your needs and if we do we'll gladly leave it here for you. Thanks Thu, 2 Jul 2009 19:19:30 EST Celebrating The Fourth, and Superfoods I am planning my menu, for our July 4th family picnic. I started wondering What everyone else is doing to celebrate the Fourth of July. What are your plans of action in the food department? How do you intend to include Superfoods in your day? What kind of activities do you have planned? Tell us here. Don't have any ideas? Take one away from here. Happy 4th of July. <BR> <BR> <em>232</em> <em>195</em> <em>283</em> Thu, 2 Jul 2009 05:42:22 EST Superfood of the Week - Blueberries From: <BR> <link><BR>berries/ </link> <BR> <BR> Now here is a SuperFood that you can take to the bank! Native to the North American landscape, blueberries are truly an All-American food. For many years nutritionists and researchers ignored the tiny blueberry because of its relatively low vitamin C content. However, what these people did not know was that the healthful benefits of blueberries stem mainly from their incredibly high levels of antioxidant ... Fri, 26 Jun 2009 10:43:49 EST What are the benefits of Red Wine Hi there , does anyone know if red wine a superfood? What are the benefits and how much should I drink? <BR> <BR> I like white wine but have heard red is better. Are there any benefits to red wine? <BR> <BR> If anyone has any info please let me know! Fri, 26 Jun 2009 04:43:00 EST SuperFoods Diet Slimdown I "officially" started the SuperFoods Diet today. Sure, there was prepare and practice week where I started introducing SuperFoods into my diet, but with no meal plan, I was finding it a bit hard to stay on track. <BR> <BR> Today was much different. I went grocery shopping last night and prepared my meals. I feel better, more energetic and best of all--full! In fact, I've been having trouble finishing all the foods (I am measuring servings carefully, but veggies and fruits are so low-cal... Mon, 22 Jun 2009 19:26:36 EST New Team Co-Leader Please welcome SHERRY822 to the Superfoods leadership team. She has kindly agreed to help me with the team since my time is limited. Feel free to contact either or both of us if you have any questions or suggestions for the team. Thu, 18 Jun 2009 21:12:52 EST Prepare and Practice Week I recently read the SuperFoods Rx Diet Book and am currently in the Prepare and Practice Week. So far though it has not been going good. I cleaned out my cupboard and shopped for some Superfoods. I also made a Superfood recipe, but I find myself eating junk because I feel like I'm not on the diet yet. I know that the point of this week is to practice, but I seem to want to rationalize in my head. <BR> <BR> My goal for tomorrow is to cut out junk and eat as close to the diet as possible. ... Wed, 17 Jun 2009 21:28:37 EST Trying to eat organic now... Hi all, my name is Sarah and I am 30 year old wife and mom of 2 from Milwaukee. I've got the SuperFoods Rx Diet book (and I'm following alot of the info given in Jillian Michaels' new Master Your Metabolism, which encourages organic, clean and whole foods) and I am just looking for some like-minded people to share ideas and recipes with. Thu, 11 Jun 2009 11:19:23 EST Superfood of the Week - Carrots Carrots are a sidekick of pumpkin. <BR> <BR> Carrots are an excellent source of antioxidant compounds, and the richest vegetable source of the pro-vitamin A carotenes. Carrots' antioxidant compounds help protect against cardiovascular disease and cancer and also promote good vision, especially night vision. <BR> <BR> Carrots promote colon and lung health. <BR> Fri, 15 May 2009 22:59:56 EST Superfood of the Week - Walnuts Our Superfood for this week is walnuts! <BR> <BR> Try to eat 1 ounce of walnuts or one of the sidekicks, 5 times a week. <BR> <BR> Walnuts provide: <BR> <BR> Plant derived omega-3 fatty acids <BR> Vitamin E <BR> Magnesium <BR> Polyphenols <BR> Protein <BR> Fiber <BR> Potassium <BR> Plant sterols <BR> Vitamin B6 <BR> Arginine <BR> Fri, 1 May 2009 11:16:55 EST Superfood of the Week - Honey Honey's Health Benefits <BR> <BR> In addition to its reputation as Nature's nutritive sweetener, research also indicates that honey's unique composition makes it useful as an antimicrobial agent and antioxidant. <BR> <BR> See: <link><BR>ice&dbid=96 </link> for the details of the benefits. Especially raw honey. Wed, 22 Apr 2009 08:27:07 EST Detox Does someone know of a detox thats "safe" for me who's nursing? Tue, 21 Apr 2009 15:05:51 EST Superfood of the Week - Amaranth Our superfood for this week will be amaranth. Thank you SHEDDING123 for the suggestion! I haven't tried it yet. I couldn't find it at Wal-Mart or Albertsons. Please add any recipes or nutritional information you have! <BR> <BR> Amaranth is a sidekick of oats. <BR> <BR> Wikipedia says: <BR> Amaranth seeds, like buckwheat and quinoa, contain protein that is unusually complete for plant sources. Most fruits and vegetables do not contain a complete set of amino acids, and thus different source... Sat, 11 Apr 2009 12:45:57 EST I love Superfoods!! I LOVE Superfoods!! I am so glad there is a team for this book. It was an amazing book to read. I am really trying to incorporate the foods in my diet. Glad to be on here! <BR> <BR> <em>30</em> Wed, 8 Apr 2009 23:04:43 EST Superfood of the Week - Avocado Avocado sidekicks: asparagus, artichoke, extra virgin olive oil. <BR> <BR> Eat 1/3 to 1/2 of an avocado multiple times per week. <BR> <BR> Avocados are a source of: <BR> Monounsaturated fatty acids <BR> Fiber <BR> Magnesium <BR> Folate <BR> Vitamin E <BR> Carotenoids <BR> Glutathione <BR> Beta-sitosterol <BR> Chlorophyll <BR> Polyphenols <BR> Lutein Mon, 30 Mar 2009 20:22:40 EST Newbie Hi, everyone. I'm a 43 single woman from DC. I just started doing the Superfoods RX Diet about 10 days ago. I LOVE it. I love the food especially. I've lost 6 pounds so far and feel incredibly strong, energetic, and healthy. I'm interested in being part of a group that's totally into the Superfoods eating program. Wed, 25 Mar 2009 14:40:51 EST The perfect group for me I want to get healthy. I have been doing the super food thing for about eight months now. I feel so much better! So glad I found this group. Thu, 19 Feb 2009 22:21:53 EST Does anyone keep track of their PH? Dont know if this is the right group 4 this question, but I was wondering if anyone else here keeps track of the Ph of their food or their bodies? <BR> Candysue Tue, 10 Feb 2009 16:49:27 EST I´m a virgin... the team ;) I just turned 40. I´m a wife of 10yrs, and a mother of three little girls 5.5yrs, 3.5yrs, and 2yrs. I´m from Chicago my husband is from Sweden. Our kids where born 1 in Michigan, 1 in Japan and our last one in Germany. We lived in Germany now. I enjoy living here, except that it´s sometimes lonely not having my friends and family around. I´m running around with the kids all day and by the time they go to bed I´m so tired that it´s almost impossible for me to work out. I just... Tue, 3 Feb 2009 10:54:36 EST Breakdown Well, I've been doing this diet for JUST over a week. Unfortunately, sugar is my weakness and I had a breakdown with fudge marble cake with cream cheese and fudge icing yesterday. *sigh* Does anyone else have a major propensity for sugar, and how long did it take you to get over your sugar cravings? Or am I just incredibly weak willed? <em>24</em> Wed, 21 Jan 2009 08:46:22 EST Hi, I'm new here. Hi, I'm new here. Thu, 8 Jan 2009 14:05:17 EST I DID IT! Dear Friends, <BR> <BR> I was concerned that I might have gained weight over the holidays, but I got on the scale today and I lost 10 pounds in the last month giving me a total loss of 50 pounds. I now have only 90 more to go. I know that I can do it in 2009 with the support of my family, friends and my Lord. <BR> <BR> Good luck to you in 2009 and as always, keep in touch. <BR> <BR> God Bless, <BR> <BR> Yvonne <BR> Tue, 6 Jan 2009 09:55:00 EST Real Meal Suggestions We already have a mini meal suggestion board, so here's our "real meal" suggestion. Try to encorporate at least three superfoods in each meal and keep them within a healthy calorie range (400-600 calories/meal). Recipes are great, but quick throw together meals would work to (something we could take to work at the last minute). Come on guys! Let's come up with some great ideas! <BR> <em>258</em> <em>289</em> <em>277</em> <em>267</em> <em>69</em> Tue, 30 Dec 2008 12:07:22 EST Superfoods & Sidekicks List <em>224</em> <BR> I got this list from who compiled it from Dr. Pratt's first two books. I thought her list was very comprehensive and may be useful to our members. I have it hanging up right net to my desk at work as a reminder. You'll think twice before digging into that doughnut box! <BR> <BR> Apples: pear (1 per day) <BR> <BR> Avocado: asparagus, artichoke, extra virgin olive oil (1/3 to 1/2 avocado multiple times per week) <BR> <BR> Beans: all beans are include... Tue, 30 Dec 2008 11:47:02 EST Team Goal: Read Superfoods Rx Diet I am challenging everyone to read Dr. Pratt's new book, "Superfoods Rx Diet." I have read his first two books and loved them. This book incorporates all of the superfoods while showing you how to create a meal plan that will help you lose weight. Remember, you can gain weight by eating too much of any superfood (like olive oil!) Portions count! Mon, 29 Dec 2008 12:11:56 EST New to the group Hi everyone! <BR> <BR> I just happen to come across this group a few minutes ago. I just recently lost my sister in law to pancreatic cancer, she was only 32 yrs old and the mother to 4 children. My household family has been eating healthy for the last few years and within the last year we've stepped it up even more. I tried and tried to help my s-i-l with teaching her how these superfoods could help her. She did try, but it was probably too late for any of it to really help her. She only li... Wed, 5 Nov 2008 19:14:31 EST Hi! Hi, I am Lisa. I am re-joining spark people after taking a year name, new life! I was down to my happy weight goal, moved 1000 miles to take care of my mom who was diagnosed with Stage 4 cancer, got PG, had baby, lost my mom, and gained and gained.. enough is enough and I am back! I am a 32 year old stay at home mom of three boys..13, 6 and 5 months. Looking forward to getting to know you all! Wed, 5 Nov 2008 12:53:00 EST TLC DIET Dear Friends: <BR> <BR> I was just informed by my doctor that my triglycerides are over 600. She put me on a medication called Tricor and informed me that I needed to change my diet. I spoke to a nurse who advised me to go on the TLC Diet. I am doing well even though this requires me checking food labels more carefully then before. Please keep me in prayer. <BR> <BR> Does anyone have any advice for me? Does anyone have any experience with this diet? <BR> <BR> Please keep me in praye... Thu, 30 Oct 2008 15:27:26 EST Mini-meal suggestions This is your chance to offer your favorite mini-meal ideas you've been wanting to share...Please offer mini meal suggestions which incorporate some of your favorite "Superfoods". They can be for anytime during the day, for example, lunch-time or mid-day. One of my favorites: 2 T. garlic hummus with jarred roasted red peppers and a "stacker" pickle slice with shredded lettuce in one half of a multi-grain pita with 4 oz. grape juice. Each meal should be approximately 250 calories. Some say eati... Tue, 23 Sep 2008 18:03:17 EST Tell us About You! Ok, I think everyone has gotten some chain email asking you to take a quiz? Some of us love them. Some of us hate them. There is no right or wrong answer. Be honest and have fun if you wish to participate. You don't have to answer all the questions and you can add some more questions. This is NOT required, so feel free to use this however you want! <BR> <BR> <em>213</em> <BR> <BR> What is your occupation? <BR> Are you married? <BR> Living arrangements? <BR> Children? Whatever yo... Tue, 23 Sep 2008 14:50:46 EST Sing Along Songs This is a simple game. Type a Tune! What song lyrics motivate you? <BR> <BR> Tue, 23 Sep 2008 14:27:09 EST New Team Goal! Eat 5 Superfoods Per Day! Join the Team and eat more Superfoods. Add the new goal and let's see how we can do! I know we can do it! What are some other goals we could accomplish as a team? Let's get some activity going! <BR> <BR> <em>224</em> Tue, 23 Sep 2008 14:11:36 EST Let's Get Reaquanted! Hi Everyone! Welcome all the new members! It's great to see the team growing and I've been reading Blogs! There is ALOT of motivation and determination here. There is only 3 more full months left of 2008! Share with us, what have you accomplished so far in 2008 and what are your goals for the remainder! Let's eat some Superfoods and continue on our journey! Tue, 23 Sep 2008 14:05:20 EST Superfoods in #12 on the Leaderboards! Let's rise up the ladder together team! We can do it. You all should be so proud. Nice work. Tue, 23 Sep 2008 12:07:31 EST Vote and show your Sparklove! Business Week is conducting a poll on health & fitness websites. If you haven't already, vote for Sparkpeople and show your Sparklove! Spread the word! <BR> <BR> <link><BR>ofweb2 </link> Mon, 8 Sep 2008 01:17:46 EST I'm New,Looking for a superfood buddy I'm 26 years old,looking to lose 60 pounds. Looking to find someone who can help me eat right and stay focused on taking care of myself better. Thu, 7 Aug 2008 10:18:54 EST New to Superfoods Hello all!!! I just finished the book. this looks very challenging, but i really want to try it because it sounds awesome!! <em>4</em> <BR> I just hope i can be creative enough to stick to it and am strong enough and plan ahead so i can try this for at month. I would like to make it a life long change but i have to start with baby steps!! <em>183</em> <BR> Thu, 31 Jul 2008 15:00:02 EST Hi everyone, my name is Mary Hello Everyone <BR> <BR> I just joined sparkpeople on the 11th of July. I think this is going to help motivate me to stick to a low calorie diet, and keep up with an exercise routine. <BR> <BR> I have been following an organic, whole foods diet since August of 2007, and have lost over 70 pounds. I have thirty more pounds to go to reach my ideal weight of 125. <BR> <BR> I eat a few superfoods everyday, and follow a low glycemic index type diet. <BR> <BR> I would love to hear of ideas ... Tue, 15 Jul 2008 01:00:22 EST energy foods... Hiya im trying out a detox, can anyone give me any advice on what things i should be eating to keep me awake and full of energy? <BR> Thankyou <em>30</em> Mon, 30 Jun 2008 17:46:26 EST Lets get some activity going! Hi Team! <BR> <BR> I've been feeling good the past week, exercising and eating right. I see there hasn't been a ton of activity here lately. Maybe we can start something up? How is everyone doing? I'm still trying to eat right and be healthy! Today I'm having blueberry pomegranate yogurt with flax seeds. <BR> <BR> For exercising, I've started the summer bootcamp from Sparkpeople. I'm really excited about it! <BR> <BR> I hope everyone is doing well! <BR> <BR> Stacy Wed, 18 Jun 2008 13:48:05 EST Introducing myself - bbthoml -Barbara in NC Scanning thru message boards, I just came acoss Superfoods Team. I'm on several Weight Watchers type teams, just recently was ask to co -lead W8Watchers Superb Healthy Recipes. One of my first request was a study on the 14 Superfoods, some involved more daily posting s/a Beans. I believe I can learn from your team also. Looking forward to being a member of Superfood Team. <BR> <BR> I'm recovering from surgery June 2nd at Duke, NC. Limited time on computer for a little while. Please c... Thu, 5 Jun 2008 09:42:02 EST Greetings I've been reading this book for a month now and it is great. Followed the team book mark from Botzzz page. Wishing everyone lot's of success! Wed, 4 Jun 2008 12:16:49 EST Why? What? How? So, was wondering? <BR> <BR> How did you encounter this book? <BR> <BR> Why did you join this team? <BR> <BR> What superfood are you exploring now? <BR> <BR> What superfoods are your all time fav??? Sat, 31 May 2008 21:45:07 EST Just Signed On Hello everyone, I have just signed on to gain wisdom and experience for SUPERFOODS and I am very excited to be a part of this team. <BR> <BR> GO SUPERFOOD TEAM!!!!!! <BR> <BR> Have a Great Tuesday night Tue, 20 May 2008 17:21:18 EST i am new Hi i am sarahsmith5 52 years old started spark at 235 in january and was 220 now 219. Love spark people looking for a great group of people to pal with and do my goals with. Wed, 5 Mar 2008 00:15:19 EST March goals I went to a group meditation last week, very good!! It really started me back on my own program, more meditation & yoga are my March goal!! <BR> <BR> My quinoa is cooking for breakfast, I am doing well, feeling better all the time. Yoga seems to help also....Mar 1- 90 minutes Yoga Mon, 3 Mar 2008 09:47:51 EST SuperFoods Rx, Sidekicks & More! <em>203</em> The Super Foods and Sidekicks are paraphrased from Superfoods RX (books 1 & 2) by Steven Pratt and Kathy Matthews. <BR> <BR> <em>85</em> Superfood listed is followed by its SideKicks! <em>216</em> <BR> <BR> Apples: pear (1 per day) <BR> <BR> Avocado: asparagus, artichoke, extra virgin olive oil (1/3 to 1/2 avocado multiple times per week) <BR> <BR> Beans: all beans are included, pinto, navy, great northern, lima, chickpeas, green beans, sugar snap peas, green peas (four ... Fri, 29 Feb 2008 22:52:16 EST March 2008 Challenge Hi Team! <BR> <BR> I'm going to try another challenge. Spring is coming and March is a good time to keep our goals and health intact. Especially what we put into our bodies. <BR> <BR> The challenge will be simple. All you have to do is be honest and post daily what Superfoods you ate. I will keep track of the totals (1 point per superfood). I will announce the winner and prize the first week of April. The more participation, the better the prize, and YES, it will be a REAL prize. If ... Thu, 28 Feb 2008 10:04:23 EST foods for healing any idea if there are foods one can eat to loosen cattargh, im suffering really bad from the after effects of a flu,, ciao Jill Thu, 28 Feb 2008 00:37:18 EST HI!! Hi everyone. I hope to learn a thing or two from you guys. Thu, 21 Feb 2008 20:44:10 EST Other useful resources found on the NET . . . Hi Team! <BR> <BR> Happy Valentines Day! Decided to start a new thread for us to post other useful resources to share with the group while browsing the net. Have a Superfood Day! <BR> <BR> Here's an Article on MSN about Feel Good Foods: <BR> <link><BR>ion/articlepage.aspx?cp-documentid=100<BR>149887 </link> Thu, 14 Feb 2008 10:14:55 EST Glad to find this! Hey there - I have been finding out more about SuperFoods and loved it so far. I still need to get the book, but I've been doing research on the internet. <BR> <BR> The one that we've added this year and it used to be an occasionaly food - was blueberries. We love them, but it was a treat or a splurge to get them. I found our Sun Harvest market has them the cheapest and I also bought dried ones (although they have sugar added so I have to eat less.) <BR> <BR> Ok - well I hope to learn fro... Sun, 10 Feb 2008 17:24:20 EST Hello, I am looking forward to getting to know everyone, and working on our weight loss goals together. <BR> <em>41</em> Mon, 4 Feb 2008 03:37:37 EST SuperFoodsRX Diet I picked up this book over the weekend, and What a Fabulous find! The first half has really good information about creating and sticking to a healthy eating lifestyle. <BR> <BR> The second half of the book is a compilation of really wonderful recipes. I tried the soup base over the weekend (a veggie soup base, which can then make 12 different soups). I then created my base into the Garbanzo veggie soup. Yummies! I have enough for 6 meals! <BR> <BR> They suggest in the book having a lif... Tue, 22 Jan 2008 12:37:34 EST what new superfood have you tried this year? i tried portabella mushrooms on Jan 1st... <BR> <BR> but in the superfood category, picked up a butternut squash to try today. woot! <BR> <BR> <BR> i've been exploring the squashes since reading about pumpkin and the other squash benefits Sat, 19 Jan 2008 20:57:05 EST I love this book!!! I love this book!!! <BR> <BR> I can't wait to love this team!!! Woot!!! <BR> <BR> Somewhere along the way, I decided to create a way to eat and exercise that I could actually do, that would nourish my body and my mind & emotionally... to make it an adventure, to explore and find things I can eat and ways to make it. <BR> <BR> This book was my first on this adventure. I still am exploring foods included in this book! Woot! Sat, 19 Jan 2008 16:35:34 EST Never heard of this -- So I have joined to learn I am so curious <BR> <BR> I get the jist but please fill in the gaps <BR> <BR> I have a great nutrionist in Fl <BR> <BR> Check out my page and see if I fit in with your group <BR> <BR> Thanks <BR> <BR> TTFN <BR> <BR> CROWNMAMA Sun, 25 Nov 2007 13:10:17 EST World Locations A-Z Australia Wed, 14 Nov 2007 19:53:16 EST November Challenge Totals Please do not list what you ate here, this will be for Keeping track of the team numbers only. Thanks. List your food and points in the previous other November Challenge topic. Thu, 8 Nov 2007 15:38:19 EST SUPERFOODS - 1st Challenge - NOVEMBER Ok Team. I know that we are already into day 8 of November, but it's never to late to start and waiting for December is not an option! <BR> <BR> Here is November's Challenge: <BR> <BR> Plain and Simple - List the Superfoods that you eat everyday and you will get 1 point for each food. For those who want to participate, we will have totals in a separate thread for everyone to see. This will be a trial to see how it goes and if we have any participation. Be thinking of ideas, changes, add... Thu, 8 Nov 2007 15:06:06 EST Name a Superfoo -Healthy Food A-Z A - Acorn Squash Thu, 8 Nov 2007 14:39:16 EST Question & Answer Hi team. Thought I would add some fun and games. Please join in and check back often. Have a game you like from the game room or make up your own, please add it. I got this idea from another group I belong to and it's turned out to be alot of fun. ENJOY! <BR> <BR> This game is the Question and Answer game. First you Answer the last post and then ask a new question for the next person to answer. I'll start in the next post. <BR> <BR> Thu, 8 Nov 2007 14:34:29 EST I Love Superfood!! I have just started my journey with superfoods as of the end of June. A very close friend of mine died at the age of 34 because of weight related problems and it was a total wake up call for me. That day I started the mad research, and found this group and have been reading the book and eating the foods. I have lost 20 pounds this month:0) I feel more energetic and don't feel like I am missing out on anything. Thank you guys!! <BR> Sat, 18 Aug 2007 16:58:42 EST a great super foods recipe website The following website is done by a registered dietician who is a cancer survivor. She has posted wonderful recipes that use the super foods. <BR> Fri, 18 May 2007 01:37:57 EST Shopping List I know there is alot more, but here is the basics to start with. Feel free to add on. Hope this helps. Of course to buy everything on the list, I would be broke, but I like to have it with me when I go shopping - just in case. <BR> <BR> SUPERFOODS SHOPPING LIST: <BR> <BR> BEANS (at least four ½ cups servings per week) <BR> <BR> All beans, most available are pinto, navy, great northern, lima, garbanzo (chickpeas), lentils, green beans, sugar snap peas, and green peas <BR> Note: bagged... Thu, 17 May 2007 17:02:13 EST Wheat Germ Hi Everyone! New member here.... <BR> <BR> I bought Wheat Germ for the first time yesterday, and I'm honestly a little scared to try it. It doesn't look so yummy! Any tips to make the first try successful? <BR> <BR> Many thanks! Wed, 16 May 2007 10:55:57 EST Potassium sources Potassium is essential for the maintenance of cell membranes, nerve impulse transmission, muscle contraction, and heart function. <BR> <BR> Values are in milligrams. <BR> <BR> Acorn squash, cooked, 1/2 cup (cubes) 448 <BR> Almonds, 1 ounce 211 <BR> Apricots, dried, 1/2 cup 800 <BR> Artichoke, cooked, medium 425 <BR> Banana, 1 medium 467 <BR> Dates,Medjool, 5 835 <BR> Orange juice, 6 fluid ounc... Tue, 15 May 2007 03:35:13 EST Phytonutrients Phytonutrients - Eating by colors <BR> <BR> Red - Lycopene, Anthocyanin in strawberries, tomatoes, watermelon, and cherries. Prevents certain cancers. Strengthens collagen proteins. <BR> <BR> Orange - Beta-Carotene, Liminoids in carrots, squash, and melons. Protects against bronchitis, asthma, cataracts, and lung cancer. Can decrease cholesterol levels. <BR> <BR> Yellow - Liminoids, Beta-carotene, Zeaxanthin in yellow peppers, corn. Protects vision. Prevents colon and breast canc... Tue, 15 May 2007 02:46:14 EST QUESTION Has anyone ever tried Quino it is a grain and it is delicouse, I was wondering if it is a super food? Mon, 14 May 2007 18:39:47 EST Superfoods I ate today were ............ Breakfast: Oatmeal <BR> <BR> Snack: Orange <BR> <BR> Lunch: Multi-grain, low carb Tortilla, with hummus, turkey, baby spinach and cherry tomatoes inside. <BR> 10 almonds <BR> <BR> We won't talk about the poisonous fritos that I had because I was still hungry and out of control. Now the bag is gone and I don't have to worry about that any more because I will NOT be buying any more to tempt me. Actually, my mom gave us the bag. I'll have to talk to her............ <BR> <BR> Wed, 9 May 2007 14:35:21 EST The Healing Foods "The Healing Foods" by Hausman and Hurley, 1989, Rodale Press is another excellent resource for finding super foods. The book is arranged alphbetically listing foods along with health conditions. The table of contents starts with Acerola, Alfalfa Sprouts, Allergy, Anemia, Angina, Appendicitis, Apples, Apricots, Artichokes, etc. up through Wheat Germ, Wound Healing and Yoghurt. There are some recommended menus for health conditions and a few recipes for using the super foods. Wed, 9 May 2007 13:04:29 EST recipes using 2+ superfoods My family loves this trail mix! <BR> <BR> equal parts: <BR> dried canberries <BR> dried blueberrries <BR> walnuts <BR> almonds <BR> <BR> We now often eat this instead of granola bars. Also, for a treat: <BR> scoop of low fat vanilla ice cream, topped w/ trail mix and some blackberry syrup Fri, 1 Dec 2006 12:50:06 EST Team Chat Welcome! I started this group to see if there was any other interest. I read the book Superfoods and found it facinating! I've read it over and over again, highlighted it. Made a grocery list and try to incorporate as many of these foods into my life. Of course, you don't have to have read the book to be a member. I'm hoping to share recipes, get ideas from others and just have fun eating right and losing weight. Tue, 31 Oct 2006 12:09:18 EST Yogurt Yogurt – promotes strong bones and a healthy heart, another health promoting protein source, and a great source of calcium. <BR> <BR> Copied from Superfoods Book. Tue, 31 Oct 2006 12:04:39 EST Walnuts Walnuts – reduce the risk of developing coronary heart disease, diabetes and cancer. <BR> <BR> Copied from Superfoods Book Tue, 31 Oct 2006 12:03:53 EST Turkey Turkey – a perfect example of a Twenty-First Century "healthy" protein source, extremely low in fat, and provides multiple nutrients which help build a strong immune system. <BR> <BR> Copied from Superfoods Book <BR> Tue, 31 Oct 2006 12:03:23 EST Tomatoes Tomatoes – lower the likelihood of cancer, raise the skin’s sun protection factor and seem to play a role in preventing cataracts and age-related macular degeneration. <BR> <BR> Copied from Superfoods Book Tue, 31 Oct 2006 12:03:02 EST Tea Tea – boosts the immune system, helps prevent cancer and osteoporosis, lowers the risk of stroke, promotes cardiovascular health. <BR> <BR> Copied from Superfoods Book Tue, 31 Oct 2006 12:02:31 EST Spinach Spinach – decreases the chance of cardiovascular diseases, a host of cancers, age-related macular degeneration and cataracts. <BR> <BR> Copied from Superfoods Book Tue, 31 Oct 2006 12:01:20 EST Soy Soy – helps prevent cardiovascular disease, cancer, and osteoporosis, and helps relieve menopausal and menstrual symptoms. <BR> <BR> Copied from Superfoods Book <BR> Tue, 31 Oct 2006 12:00:23 EST Wild Salmon Wild Salmon - lowers the risk of heart disease and cancer. <BR> <BR> Copied from Superfoods book Tue, 31 Oct 2006 11:59:50 EST Pumpkin Pumpkin – helps lower the risk of various cancers (lung, colon, bladder, cervical, skin, and breast) and supplies nutrients necessary for healthy, youthful skin. <BR> <BR> Copied from Superfoods Book Tue, 31 Oct 2006 11:58:45 EST Oranges Oranges – support heart health and prevent cancer, stroke, diabetes and a host of chronic ailments. <BR> <BR> Copied from Superfoods Book Tue, 31 Oct 2006 11:58:14 EST Oats Oats – lower cholesterol, reduce the risk of coronary heart disease & Type II diabetes, high in fiber and protein. <BR> <BR> Copied from Superfoods Book Tue, 31 Oct 2006 11:57:36 EST Broccoli Broccoli – boosts the immune system, lowers the incidence of cataracts, supports cardiovascular health, builds bones and fights birth defects. <BR> <BR> Copied from Superfoods book. Tue, 31 Oct 2006 11:56:32 EST Blueberries Blueberries – lower the risk of cardiovascular disease and cancer, and help maintain healthy skin to reduce the sags and bags brought on by age. <BR> <BR> Copies from Superfoods Book. Tue, 31 Oct 2006 11:55:55 EST Beans Beans – lower cholesterol, combat heat disease, stabilize blood sugar, reduce obesity, relieve hypertension and lessen the risk of cancer. <BR> <BR> Copied from Superfoods Book! Tue, 31 Oct 2006 11:54:31 EST