All kinds of foods provide nutrients that your body needs. But some foods, known as "functional foods," do more for you body than just provide nutrients. They may also play a role in the prevention and treatment of certain chronic diseases.... 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 be... 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 joined SparkPeople a long time ago then never followed through to begin a weight loss/healthy lifestyle journey.
I am going to (try) to jump on the bandwagon but I just don't know how to eat to lose weight and get healthy. I have u... Read more
Vacation time! Packed my protein powder, fruits and snacks!found a vegetarian/healthy restaurant..All set for a healthy fun weekend!!! So excited to do lots of dancing, laughing and of course moderate drinking, hopefully lol!... Read more
I have been off the site for awhile and there are now some changes to the nutrition tracking page. I see there is no longer a place to log my water and fruit/veggie consumption, but there is a place where it would show if I could figure out how to l... Read more
90% of what I used to eat is now off my menu and no fast foods. I try to eat between 60-80 carbs per day. My deserts are berries, especially blurberries which are high in antioxidants, edy's fruit bars, Chocolate Artic Zero or two peices of over 70... Read more
By now, you've probably heard about antioxidants, the wonder molecules that may help prevent cancer and other chronic diseases. In recent years, many exotic, antioxidant-rich foods like goji berries, mangosteen, and acai have cropped up in the me... Read more
We've all seen the ads. Rachael Ray lost weight with açaí berries! Lose 20 pounds in 2 days with açaí! Açaí flush is the secret to weight loss. Is it true? Does açaí, a berry native to Central a... Read more
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