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
For years, battling high blood pressure meant throwing out the salt shaker and throwing on the sweatpants. We now know that there’s more to the picture.
Exercise and maintaining a healthy weight have always been powerful tools for managing... Read more
Often described as an intense throbbing or pulsing in one specific area of the head, a migraine headache is a condition that can't--and shouldn't--be ignored. This severe headache can last for a few hours or up to several days. People who suf... Read more
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
In diabetes meal planning, blood sugar control is the main goal. Typically, people with diabetes are advised to follow carbohydrate-controlled diets in order to minimize blood sugar spikes and manage their disease. Since many foods contain carbohydra... Read more
The Spark dietician once told me veggie juices are approx 20 cals/half cup and fruit juices are approx 70 cals/half cup. I compared to JuiceRecipes.com and it was almost spot on calorie-wise. Much easier way to estimate IMHO.... Read more
I LOVE V-8 juice and am really enjoying using my new Bella Rocket blender. I'm looking for a great veggie juice recipe that will fool my taste buds into thinking it's the real thing - carb friendly, of course! GO!... Read more
I have EXTREME digestive issues. I am allergic to so many different things...dairy, gluten and soy are the big ones. It's really hard to find foods without those things in them. I do the gluten free diet and have for well over a year since I was d... Read more
I quit drinking soda. Just water, tea, and juice. I still eat everything I want to eat, just in moderation. I only go out to eat once a week. I usually don't eat after 8pm. I stay under my calorie goal. And I exercise 2-3 times a week for 30 minutes!... Read more
At this time of year, Sports Illustrated publishes its swimsuit edition. This year, Hannah Davis is featured in what is considered to be a very suggestive cover photo. Now, SI is no stranger to controversy. Some of their swimsuit covers have generate... Read more
Whenever you empty a jar of dill pickles, use the left-over juice to clean the copper bottoms of your pans. Just pour the juice in a large bowl, set the pan in the juice for about 15 minutes. Comes out looking like new.... Read more
Early last week my colleague and dailySpark.com editor Stepfanie Romine, sent me an idea for a blog about using pickle juice as a electrolyte replacement source for exercisers . She actually stumbled across the idea from one of the comments left on... Read more
What's the secret to cooking like a healthy chef? Think beyond the usual flavor boosters of sugar, salt and fat. While they taste good on the tongue, they're not exactly good for us, are they?Today I'm sharing some unusual yet delicious f... Read more
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