Though food is supposed to be one of life's simple pleasures, few things cause more angst and confusion. It's no wonder why. We're constantly being told which foods we should eat to be healthy, which diets we should follow to be skinny, w... 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
Isn’t it wonderful when something that tastes so yummy is also good for you? That’s what you get when you enjoy the delicious, sweet flavor of berries. The pigments that give berries their deep red, blue, black and purple hues are powerfu... Read more
If you’ve ever made a fruit salad, you probably know that squeezing lemon juice onto the apples, pears, and bananas will keep the fruit from turning brown. This brown color happens because of a process called oxidation—a reaction between... Read more
Are you sitting down? Here’s some alarming news: Researchers are discovering that functions as basic as eating and breathing produce dangerous substances in our bodies called free radicals. We’ll skip the organic chemistry lesson and simp... Read more
I'm trying to find a conversion calculator that will convert my activities into a step count. Like if I lift weights for 45 mins what would that be in a step count.
Any help would be appreciated, thanks.... Read more
Also, if you have one of these activity devices/apps, you can connect them with SparkPeople so that your steps sync to your account automatically: FitBit, Jawbone UP, Misfit, Garmin, Google Fit and RunKeeper.... Read more
Is it possible to change the general activity level you entered when you first joined sparkpeople? I no longer have a sedentary lifestyle as I've started a new job where I'm on my feet all day. Help!... Read more
...The delicate flavor, soft shell and creamy white flesh of summer squash is a perfect addition to any summer meal. While especially plentiful in the U.S. marketplace during the summer months, summer squash is actually available through the year. Su... Read more
What are the antioxidant and anti-inflammatory benefits found in grapes?Antioxidant BenefitsThe wealth of antioxidant nutrients in grapes is somewhat startling! In addition to providing us with conventional antioxidant nutrient like vitamin C and man... Read more
Last week, I blogged about How Cooking Affects Your Vegetables' Nutritional Value. We learned that adding a bit of fat helps you absorb more phytonutrients from your vegetables and that microwaving and steaming retain more of the nutrition than boili... Read more
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