Heart health is on a lot of people's minds these days, especially as more and more people are developing high blood pressure, high cholesterol and type II diabetes. You may think that you're on your way to figuring it all out, too. Eating a h... Read more
All kinds of foods provide nutrients that your body needs. But some foods, known as "functional foods," do more for you body than just provide nutrients. They may also play a role in the prevention and treatment of certain chronic diseases.... Read more
So you just found out that you have high cholesterol, or perhaps you have a strong family history of heart disease and want to do your best to prevent it. So you head to the pharmacy or health food store for help, only to be bombarded by countless su... Read more
Summer is the season for showing skin. But with more exposure to the elements and greater oil and sweat production, skin problems (namely sunburn, heat rashes and breakouts) seem to increase right along with the temperature. Luckily, you can fight su... Read more
My watermelon memories go way back…
Thumping and selecting the perfect melon at the local produce stand, chilling it to perfection, slicing a big wedge and devouring the dark, juicy fruit, and wiping the excess juice from my chin wi... Read more
Ingredients: 2 apples, 2 guavas, a small amount of cherry tomatoes, pineapple, milk, yogurt
Instruction:First, cut apples and guavas into small cubes. Then soak the small cubes in salt water for a while. Then cut pineapple and cherry tomatoes in... Read more
I just finished a small batch tonight. Passed on straining it thicker this time but I did try using seeds from a vanilla bean instead of extract this time. It's chilling so will try it tomorrow morn.
What do you use to flavor it? Do you strain... Read more
I am so tired of looking for salad dressings that aren't loaded with salt and I am trying to avoid mayonnaise dressing which I really like to make, but... I would like to use fat free plain yogurt to make a Ranch type dressing, any suggestions?
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The cheapest way I've found to start my garden plants and herbs is to re-use yogurt containers, eggshell cartons and the broken eggshells themselves. Using large plastic salad tubs as a mini greenhouse works great too! No more expensive jiffy pots... Read more
A supplement made from plant sterols (all natural and found in plants, just more concentrated) that helps to balance and strengthen your immune system. I have been using Moducare for 2 yrs and have not had more than a couple of allergy attacks since... Read more
SparkPeople.com member Eboston421 recently asked about margarine versus butter and which is better nutritionally. The discussions of margarine versus butter began in the 1990s, when research related to trans fatty acids in margarines was coming out.... Read more
I previously blogged about how milk really does do your body good. I shared that I have been a big milk drinker my entire life as has my husband so it is no surprise that we go through more than five gallons a week for our family of four. Milk and m... Read more
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