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Leeks Health Resources

Below are top resources on SparkPeople for Leeks Health.

A Fat-Free Super Food That's Big on Taste

The idea that placing dishes of raw onions around the home would stave off illness dates back to the massive flu outbreak of 1919. The thinking went that halved onions could absorb germs. Even though that particular onion "fact" is merely a...  Read more

9 Foods that are Good for Your Gut

Your digestive tract is full of living organisms that help keep you healthy--around 400 different types of beneficial bacteria and yeast strains that co-habitate in your gastrointestinal system. There are several different kinds of foods and suppleme...  Read more

What to Eat This Winter

For most of us, eating seasonally is a foreign concept. Many people don't even know that foods have a season, let alone what foods are in season at any given time of year. In the U.S., we enjoy practically unlimited access to any food at any time...  Read more

A Getting-Started Guide to CSAs

If you're eager to join the movement toward eating healthy, locally and sustainably, but don't have the backyard square footage to establish your own vegetable garden, then joining a CSA could be the perfect way for you to enjoy fresh, season...  Read more

SparkPeople Experts' Refrigerators Exposed!

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 keep in their own refrigerators? See what they stock...  Read more

How can I find out WHY I want to improve my health
Updated 11/21/2015 9:28:47 AM

Hey everyone! I've been fairly quiet in this message board, but I believe it is time to come out from the back and ask for help. Sparkpeople, I've been on this journey for God knows how long and I've accomplished some AMAZING things on the...  Read more

work out health question
Updated 11/18/2015 9:20:18 PM

Hello All I would like to know if anyone can give some clarification because I am confused. When i was younger I worked out all the time not so much So I try to do low impact cardio (including lunges and squats ) for 30 min 3x a week...  Read more

Health grazing
Updated 11/17/2015 6:48:02 PM

Health grazing...  Read more

I'm feeling like a bit of a failure in this health
Updated 11/17/2015 8:14:18 AM

I'm feeling like a bit of a failure in this healthy living thing. I haven't been on my walk in almost a week and I've been eating awful. I'm stressed over everything and all of these things combined are making me gain weight!...  Read more

I start new tracking and health apps with enthusia
Updated 11/16/2015 9:47:21 PM

I start new tracking and health apps with enthusiasm and then have trouble sustaining that early buzz over the long haul. Suggestions for staying engaged?...  Read more


i put fresh lime in my water..The health benefits of lime include scurvy, digestion, constipation, eye care, piles, peptic ulcer, respiratory disorders, gout, gums, weight loss, skin care, urinary disorders,...  Read more

My secret to getting a good dental checkup

I have a Braun rechargeable toothbrush that I use daily. Since I have used it, I haven't needed any dental work except routine cleaning. I use it for the 2 minutes recommended by dentists, and it has been a great investment for my health and for my...  Read more

Spark Utah The Official Team

A place where those in Utah can share triumphs, challenges, and their personal journey to health....  Read more

10 Healthy Squash Recipes for Fall

Looking for some new squash recipes this fall? We've rounded up some healthy and delicious squash recipes that are perfect for the fall season. Butternut Squash Mac and Cheese Butternut Squash Casserole Maple Apple Acorn Squash Bake Broc...  Read more

Celery Could Help Retain Your Memory

Celery is often wrongly touted as an example of a negative calorie food. People like to believe low calorie foods like celery take more calories to digest them than they contain so they have no influence on weight. Unfortunately, there is no such thi...  Read more