A few years back I typed up a list of New Year’s resolutions on a small piece of cardstock, laminated it, and put it in my wallet. On that list was the resolution to eat a salad every day, simply because eating salad always made me feel like I... Read more
When cartilage that cushions your joints begins to breakdown faster than your body can replace it, you develop osteoarthritis. Without this protective tissue, the bones in your joints rub together, causing pain, tenderness, swelling and stiffness. Lo... Read more
Sushi, in its traditional form, is rice and fish, which makes it a light and lean meal option. However, as sushi's popularity proliferated in the West, some of its health benefits were lost in translation. All-you-can-eat sushi, deep-fried rolls,... Read more
It’s Saturday night and the monthly dinner party is at your house. You want a meal that meets everyone's expectations for taste, while still being healthy. Here’s a sample party menu that definitely fits the bill, from salad to desser... Read more
Are you and your family craving that spicy, south-of-the-border cuisine? Well, skip the local burrito joint. Those "burritos as big as your head" can contain more than 1,000 calories—even more depending on how many fixings you add... Read more
I'm tracking my vitamin and mineral intake here on Spark. My question is, the daily amounts shown in the nutritional report for my vitamins and minerals, are they grams, milligrams, micrograms? its not labeled so I just don't want to assu... Read more
Feel like this might be a silly question, but going to ask anyway. I'd love to eat more avocados as part of my rounded diet. However, everytime I buy them I can only eat 1/2 or less before its a brown mush so I have to throw it away. My local Publix... Read more
I like diced avocado. It's easiest to cut in half, remove the pit, score (cut crosswise both directions), and then scoop out onto your salad. Goes well with dried cranberries and roasted nuts for some salty-sweet action.... Read more
What's the best multi-vitamin for women? I have noticed that even with eating well, I'm not getting all tge vitamins and minerals I need. I have been taking One-a-Day Women's formula, but many of the vitamins in it are under daily recommended amts.... Read more
The monounsaturated fats in avocados have been found to lower “bad” LDLs. They have vitamin C and Beta Carote & the Vitamin K in avocados also reduces inflammationne.Avocado has no cholesterol & raises the good cholesterol in your body. Pureed avoca... Read more
Avocados deliver almost 20 vitamins, minerals, and phytonutrients. They have good fats and fiber. Although high in calores a medium avocado is around 200 calories but the nutrition is good. So have half one day, the other half the next.... Read more
Dietitians are always trying to dispel the obscene amount of nutrition myths floating out in the world. We asked nutrition experts around the country about their favorite (or rather, least favorite!) nutrition myths and how they set the record straig... Read more
Dietitians and health professionals have known for a long time that a certain amount of healthy fats are necessary in the diet. We regularly hear in the media about The Mega Benefits of Omega-3's. I have blogged previously about including Omega 9’s i... Read more
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