It’s 10 a.m., and your stomach starts that familiar growl, so you’re tempted to grab a snack. Trouble is, those hunger pangs tend to come at a time when you’re busy, so you’re likely to absentmindedly reach for something quick... Read more
Most apples are great for eating fresh. But the best apples for baking, according to The Old Farmer's Almanac, are Fuji, Granny Smith and Rome Beauty, while the best for pies are Winesap, Rhode Island Greening, Newtown Pippin, Jonagold and Cortla... Read more
Ginger, pumpkin, apple, cinnamon, chocolate, peppermint. The flavors of the holidays are comforting and the perfect end to a wonderful meal. These recipes include nutrition-packed ingredients that turn holiday favorites into healthier treats the whol... Read more
So you've decided to adopt a heart-healthy diet. That doesn't mean that you have to give up all delicious foods. You can have it all--even dessert! It just means that you need to be smart about your choices of sweet treats. We've rounded... 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
I just found a great Spark Recipe for Cinnamon iced green tea. However, it uses Splenda, and I refuse to use artificial sweeteners. It calls for a cup of Splenda for six servings. Would it be okay to use 1/2 cup of regular sugar instead? Or 1/4 cup?... Read more
In your opinion, are public employee pensions that people have paid into (on time at that) entitlements or benefits, the difference for this purpose is being that entitlements are getting something for nothing and benefits are something that one pays... Read more
Skipped the cinnamon rolls at breakfast and had fresh fruits instead, walked a lot (for me) during the briefings and then got to ride in a fancy new fire engine! Spouse Appreciation Day! Did OK on lunch calories too! Now for dinner.... Read more
Regardless of what the scale says, I'm dedicated to staying on the SparkPeople program. I am receiving so many more benefits than losing weight. I feel better physically and emotionally, am more energetic and am thinking more clearly. I feel a sen... Read more
Try a cinnamon stick in your coffee or a sprinkle of powdered cinnamon. Cinnamon Helps Type 2 Diabetes .....Also Helps Cholesterol....cinnamon, cloves, bay leaves, and turmeric have all shown promise in enhancing insulin's action.Cinnamon is proven t... Read more
For anyone struggling with weight issues due to insulin resistance, diabetes, PCOS, and hypoglycemia. Diet Health Benefits also help reduce HBP, Cholesterol, Triglycerides, & Liver Enzymes.
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Editor's Note: Coffee, tea and caffeine. Sometimes you hear how horrible they can be for your body. Other times you're told that you're not drinking enough of them. What's the truth?Today we are excited to share a fun and interesting... Read more
The high fiber cereals of years ago offered little taste for the nutritional benefit they provided. Today, that has changed and you can get a great tasting cereal that is also a good fiber source.Fiber is an important part of a healthy diet. Not only... Read more
A couple of friends in different countries have been sick recently and I've suggested to both that they try HOT Orange Juice (8 oz) with 1/8 tsp. cinnamon and 1 tsp. honey. We stayed in a B&B once when I had the flu and the Peruvian innkeeper served... Read more
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