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
Store shelves are drowning is books and magazines dedicated to the care and maintenance of your body. Your abs, your thighs – even your heart – get special attention. But what about your mind?
Why does it seem like the brain, y... Read more
We all know that breakfast is the most important meal of the day, but some a.m. meals are better for your heart than others. We've rounded up this list of breakfasts that fall within the heart-healthy guidelines of the Academy of Nutrition and Di... 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
Recently, we introduced you to Chef Meg, SparkPeople's newest resident expert, and you've all been adding great comments to her recipes and videos.
We've taken 20 of her made-over and original recipes and compiled them in a downloada... Read more
I too am 44 years old. I have 2 grown children, one that has kids of his own. I am here for you if you want to chat or anything. I know that we can all do this with encouragement from each other. I am now sitting at about 235 or so.... Read more
I've let my hair grow gray and the longest its ever been.
After letting it go for way too long I did something for myself and got it cut and colored today. It felt really great to do something for me.
Next week low lights. Yes!... Read more
I just finished getting my blueberry and strawberry plants ready for the winter. I need another day to tie up the new blackberry growth to the trellis and then all I have left is to wait till spring. It was a lovely sunny afternoon.... Read more
I love fresh food from the garden and that is winding down now. Have sweet potatoes to dig, 3 melons, peanuts, carrots, peppers, and a few tomatoes. I am going to have fresh food during the winter. I have lettuce, spinach, peppers, cucumbers, bluebe... Read more
Victory Gardens were a popular thing back in the early 1940s. Some referred to them as 'war gardens' while others called them 'food gardens for defense'. In 1943 due to the rationing of canned goods for families, these gardens produced up to 41 perce... Read more
As holiday time approaches, many of us will be planning our menus for the dinner table. Cranberries are a favorite in many families. Have you ever wondered whether cranberries are as nutritious as some say or if they are just part of the tradition? L... Read more
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