There are many benefits to being vegetarian and vegan. Regardless of why you chose such a lifestyle, it’s not enough to simply cut the meat, poultry, and seafood from your daily menu. Animal products do offer nutrients that support growth, body... Read more
Let’s face it: No one has time for a cold. In addition to making us feel miserable, colds destroy our schedules. Work, family, errands—they all have to wait while we get better. Or even worse, we have to carry on despite our achy muscles,... Read more
It’s easy to ignore your skin when it’s doing its job right. For most people, basic washing and a little sunscreen is all they need. But when you have a problem with your skin, it can be all-consuming. Acne can break your self-confidence,... Read more
Surely you've heard the old saying, "an apple a day keeps the doctor away." While a daily apple is a better strategy than nothing, it'll actually take a much stronger plan to really boost your immune system. Almost every year,... Read more
Some women mourn it as the end of youth and fertility. Others welcome it as a time of freedom and new opportunities. Either way, menopause is a universal rite of passage for women, marking significant physical and emotional changes which can require... Read more
I am new to Sparkpeople and am wondering if there is a group for vegans to share concerns and to learn more about what it takes to be successful with weight loss while assuring adequate nutritional intake. I am looking forward to this jo... Read more
Why should you need to prepare a raw vegan meal? Go to your refrigerator grab some fruits and vegetables, wash em, throw em in an insulated bag or box so they'll be a bit chilled at lunch. Your done. No reason to chop and mix everything.... Read more
I was 100% raw vegan for two years 2010 and 2011. Went there because I had weights problem from age 12. Got to my ideal weight then went back to a standard American diet. No excuses. I'm back going for 98% this time.... Read more
Vegan in need of advice. I an trying to lose 50 lbs by November. I lost 1lb, but have gained it back, and I think it's because I'm not consuming enough calories. I eat carefully, and I try to make healthy choices, but I DO allow myself indulgences.... Read more
Poppy Seeds are a good source of Omega 3's fatty acids. This is a good carb that provides energy, promotes digestion and helps breast cancer patients. Pumpkin Seeds are a natural source of carbohydrate, have amino acids, vitamins C, D, E, and K and m... Read more
Zinc is a lustrous bluish-white metal found in group IIb of the periodic table. It is also one of the most important minerals used by the body. Just 2-3 grams, about the weight of a penny, is found in the body and serves as a key building block for a... Read more
Fiber plays an important role in your health. Most adults need to eat between 25 and 35 grams of fiber each day. (To learn more about fiber sources and health benefits, read Figuring Out the Facts on Fiber.) Despite all its health benefits, you can o... Read more
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