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
Our bodies need a minimum of 1200 calories just to keep us breathing and our vital functions ticking. You should aim to hit at least your minimum every day. I don't know your food issues, but SP is a great resource to get you on track. Good luck.... Read more
It would be really nice if commas could be entered into the search bar in the nutrition tracker since many of the foods found via search also contain commas. E.g. "cocoa, dry powder, unsweetened", "pears, fresh".
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The more basic models function like pedometers; some clip on, some you wear on your wrist. The newer ones (due out in Jan) will have HR monitors built in, and one has "smart" functions (interface with smartphone for alerts, music control, etc).... 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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