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
Using a new method, researchers have discovered that whole grains like corn, whole wheat, oats and brown rice can have as much–or more–antioxidant, anti-cancer activity as vegetables and fruits. Previously, the antioxidant potential o... 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
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
Q: Will carnitine help me lose weight?
A: In theory, carnitine, a derivative of the amino acid lysine, could be a good weight loss supplement because it helps move components of fat into the area in cells where they are burned. There is, howev... Read more
This morning, I prepared a small bowl of rice. I looked at the label, and it said 1/4 cup, or 45 g, was 180 calories. I weighed my bowl of rice, and it was 162 g. So, Spark calculated that my bowl had 648 calories! I know this isn't right, becaus... Read more
I am back doing Sparkpeople and logging my food after trying something different for a while. I'm much happier doing this. Don't know why I got sidetracked and left. I need to see what I'm eating to stay accountable. Also started exercising.... Read more
Hello. I am 35 years old and need to lose around 40-50 pounds. Losing weight has always been extremely hard for me. So, in addition to exercise, which is the best: High Protein, Low Calories, Low Carbs, or Low Fat? Thank you!... Read more
So we had a busy weekend remodeling our bathroom, with all the craziness and trips to Lowes we ate at fast food restaurants twice this weekend. I tried to make the best choices possible but I went over my calorie goal by 39 points on Saturday and st... Read more
Is eating the inside of an orange peel good for you?The white part of the orange peel is called the pith. It has some anti-cancer properties & antioxidants & is very good for you. The white pith contains the highest amount of bioflavonoids (an antiox... Read more
Catechins the antioxidants found in high amounts in green tea have been shown to be helpful in promoting weight loss, specifically belly fat. Decaf green tea is OK if caffeine is a problem. However, some decaffeination processes can lower the antioxi... Read more
By now, you've probably heard about antioxidants, the wonder molecules that may help prevent cancer and other chronic diseases. In recent years, many exotic, antioxidant-rich foods like goji berries, mangosteen, and acai have cropped up in the me... Read more
When we heard that the pomegranate juice purveyor POM was selling coffee, we were intrigued and slightly perplexed. Pomegranate isn't a fruit flavor that we thought would mix well with coffee. What would it taste like? Why mix coffee and pomegranates... Read more
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