April showers might bring May flowers, but they also bring spring fruits and vegetables and the start of farmer’s market season throughout much of the country and that is equally—if not more—exciting. As we switch from warm soups an... 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
Companion planting, briefly, is the act of planting different crops in your garden in close physical proximity, based on the theory that they will help each other. The main use of this method is for deterring pests and disease without resorting to sy... Read more
Breakfast might be the most important meal of the day, but lunch runs a close second. Studies have shown that children who eat a well-balanced lunch often do better in school and are more alert. It can be difficult enough to get your child to eat rig... Read more
It’s happened to all of us: The 13 x 9 pan filled with brownies calls to you. ''Eat me!'' it pleads. You comply and take a sliver. And then another. Then another. Suddenly, half the pan has disappeared and even the dog is judgin... Read more
Well, I am back trying to restart after a 2 year absence. I found out that I have no metabolism. The hormoneh that is your metabolism is all in an inactive form. They have been trying to re-activate it but it has not worked. I am functioning on 1 ad... Read more
If you have health problems/concerns, it would be best to talk with your doctor to find out what your limitations are in regards to exercise. If you get clearance to exercise, then they should be able to either refer you to someone who can give you... Read more
Cleanses are unnecessary. All you need is a healthy diet with plenty of fiber. Your body is a self-regulating machine; it cleans itself out regularly. All the "cleanse" will do is make your wallet thinner.... Read more
almost all of us have a vegetable (or food ) that we dont like. i hate carrots!! when buying prepackaged health meals, it is almost impossible to get around carrots. i tell myself that i need to eat my carrots before i can eat the good stuff!!... Read more
To remove the acid from spaghetti sauce, simmer on the stove and put a big carrot in there. It will soak up the acid perfectly! (My mom taught me this when she made her sauce from scratch, but it works for pre-made sauces, too.)... Read more
It’s a well-known fact that carrots are good for your eyesight, but did you know there are several nutrients that can keep your eyes healthy throughout your life? A healthy diet may help reduce the risk of vision issues like cataracts, glaucoma... Read more
You know the drill – by the time the late afternoon rolls around, you’re starving and the office candy jar starts looking better and better. Save yourself the temptation and try one of these simple, healthy, and satisfying portable snack... Read more
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