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
Are you tired of hearing about diets that limit your food choices or just worried that you might not be eating right? On top of that, your weight and body are changing in a lot of ways that you might not want any part of. SparkTeens cares about you a... Read more
It can be easy to lose track of all the vitamins out there. It's even easier to forget how exactly they help our bodies. Let’s see, vitamin A heals wounds and vitamin C improves eyesight, wait, what was it again? There are so many, it... Read more
The humble soybean has come a long way. Today, soy is everywhere and in every possible form—beans, nuts, milk, yogurt, cheese, flour, tofu, tempeh, and “meat” analogs, to name a few. You can eat soy alone, cooked, or combined with o... Read more
Pop quiz: Which is better: filet or prime rib? Which is leaner: ground turkey breast or lean ground beef? If you're trying to cut calories or just plain eat healthier, navigating the meat section at your local grocery store can be just as confusi... Read more
1) We have a Reset function that removes all tracked data: weight, food, & fitness. To do that, click the Account/Email Preferences link on your Start page and scroll down to the Reset Your Goals section. Be aware that you cannot undo this once done.... Read more
can to perform its daily functions. If this continues, please do get in contact with your doctor and/or a dietitian. This articles offers some ideas for increasing your calories: http://www.sparkpeople.com/resource/nutrit ion_articles.asp?id=593
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...all the things your body needs to function properly. White rice isn't ask that great for non-dieters, either, due to poor nutrient profile. It is basically lots of calories for few nutrients and no fiber. It's probably best to just have it as a... Read more
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Is there a function that allows me to quote the section of a post I am replying to? I did a search on this question and couldn't find anything, so I apol... Read more
Meat and poultry provide consumers with a great source of high biological value protein as well as other key nutrients such as iron, thiamine, and zinc. However, they also provide a source of saturated fat and cholesterol, both linked to heart diseas... Read more
In honor of National Noodle Day, we're bringing you a review of some noodles you might not have seen on your supermarket shelves. Let me first reveal three personal facts about myself: I'm incredibly skeptical, I'm mildly obsessed with fiber intake,... Read more
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