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
Although everyone's preferences differ, it's nice to have some staple foods on hand to make quick and tasty dishes that are good for you, too. So what do the experts behind SparkPeople.com keep in their own refrigerators? See what they stock... Read more
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These foods benefit your body in so many ways. They power your brain, and... 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
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
The YMCA is a great place! I basically grew up at the one in my hometown (my mom works there). We had so many options: swimming, sports, weightlifting, group classes, martial arts...Every "Y" is different, but they're all wonderful!... Read more
I've been finding it much easier to get my greens by buying those bags of baby greens. My fave is spinach, kale and chard. I use them both "as is" in salad and also cooked in soups and stews etc.
Are these baby greens as nutritious as the matu... Read more
The high fiber content in blackberries helps maintain digestive health, control blood sugar, lose weight and lower cholesterol levels. Regular consumption of blackberries can help strengthen blood vessels, help lower cholesterol & the risk of heart d... Read more
Picking blackberries is one of my all time favorite summer activities. It was my fresh blackberry pie that won my husband's heart when we were first dating. Fortunately for him, we bought a house that has blackberries growing abundantly... Read more
Growing up, evenings were busy in my family. My sister and I were involved in various activities, my mom worked part time (which sometimes included evenings) and my dad played soccer at least one night a week. But even though our schedules were full... Read more
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