When organic matter such as leaves, grass clippings and food scraps break down, you get compost, a dark, dirt-like "soil" that is rich in nutrients. Compost happens even without human involvement; for example, the leaves that fall on the fo... 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
Maybe you ate the wrong thing or, on a gotta-get-healthier kick, you ate too much of the right thing (think fiber). All you know is that the inevitable discomfort has ensued and your pants feel a little tighter than they did this morning. What exactl... Read more
Step into any supermarket these days and you’re sure to find a wide variety of organic foods on the shelves. From produce, milk and meat to breakfast cereals and snack foods, consumers have their pick of certified organic products—a far c... Read more
A healthy diet requires more than simply cutting out junk food—it involves getting the most nutritional value out of every bite you take. It takes good food to build a fit body. But did you know that your food choices also have an impact on the... Read more
Breakfast time for me! A small organic apple drizzled with a tablespoon of melted peanut butter, an omega 3 enriched single scrambled egg and some Greek yogurt! 20 grams of protein for this vegetarians breakfast :)... Read more
Starting up the day good.. Eating 2 scrambled egg, some low fat organic ketchup for flavor, and a cucumber with a tiny bit of salt! After digesting, I'm planning to have a love handle exercise and drink at least 2 cups of water. Going good!... Read more
They were finally able to get to the root cause of the problem with groupings, which will be fixed in the next version of the mobile app, but your food groupings will still be wrong and will need to be deleted and recreated on the site.... Read more
Eat organic potatoes, not only are they better for you, but because they cost more you will eat less of them. Root vegetables absorb herbicides, pesticides, and fungicides that wind up in soil. Washing isn't enough Who wants to eat fungicides and he... Read more
Ever since I was knee high to a grasshopper I've absolutely loved root beer floats. Eating is emotional to me, when I think of root beer floats, I think of being at my grandparent's house on a hot summer day when my grandma would make everyone an ice... Read more
Congratulations JAN155! In honor of National Hot Tea Month, our friends at Traditional Medicinals® will be giving away a basket of delicious teas to one lucky SparkPeople member. Traditional Medicinals' pharmacopeial grade tea products meet... Read more
It's been all over the news this week: A new study conducted by researchers from Stanford University, and published in the Annals of Internal Medicine, finds little evidence that organic foods are any healthier than conventionally grown foods.&nb... Read more
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