When cartilage that cushions your joints begins to breakdown faster than your body can replace it, you develop osteoarthritis. Without this protective tissue, the bones in your joints rub together, causing pain, tenderness, swelling and stiffness. Lo... Read more
We all know we should be eating our fruits and vegetables. You’ve probably heard the recommendations for meeting a 5-a-day quota, or seen the USDA’s recommendation to fill half of your plate with fruits and veggies during each meal. And y... Read more
Packed with vitamins, minerals, and fiber, fruit should be part of any healthy diet. As a diabetes educator, some of the most frequent questions from my clients have to do with fruit. Can I still eat fruit? How much fruit should I eat? What are the b... 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
Summer is the season for fresh produce—from your garden, the local farmers market, or nearby farms. It can be so tempting to buy in bulk—after all, you've waited all year for the perfect strawberry or tomato—and when you grow yo... Read more
I'm working on losing about 35-40 by the spring. I keep my fruit stash stocked up with lots of different things, and buy meat/fish in bulk and freeze. Then I just pull out what I need, add veggies, and dinner's ready. Look at SparkRecipes for ideas... Read more
Hi. Just offering a suggestion for food tracker page: Same way I see the easy little click to count water intake, I would *LOVE* an easy way track my fruit/veggie and whole-grain intakes the same way. I have them as "other goals" but it would be ni... Read more
Is there such a thing as too much fruit? I try to eat one raw meal a day (this isn't for weight loss it's just a habit that I find makes me feel better). It's easier for me to make this raw meal a fruit salad with a clementine on the side. The frui... Read more
When I was growing up, fruit leather was all the rage. First it just came in a rolled-up red sheet, but eventually it came in fun shapes and a variety of tie-dyed colors. I knew there wasn't much fruit in it, but I could sucker my dad into buying the... Read more
The 2010 U.S. dietary guidelines recommend that all Americans eat more fruits and vegetables as part of a healthy diet. Government guidelines aside, you surely grew up with your mom telling you to eat your vegetables. Or maybe you even hear it now fr... Read more
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