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
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
Isn’t it wonderful when something that tastes so yummy is also good for you? That’s what you get when you enjoy the delicious, sweet flavor of berries. The pigments that give berries their deep red, blue, black and purple hues are powerfu... Read more
Using a new method, researchers have discovered that whole grains like corn, whole wheat, oats and brown rice can have as much–or more–antioxidant, anti-cancer activity as vegetables and fruits. Previously, the antioxidant potential o... Read more
If you’ve ever made a fruit salad, you probably know that squeezing lemon juice onto the apples, pears, and bananas will keep the fruit from turning brown. This brown color happens because of a process called oxidation—a reaction be... Read more
I'm brand new to Spark as well and am looking for a buddy to help keep each other motivated and provide tips and accountability. I'm 38 yrs old, have 3 children and need to lose about 20 lbs.
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I am working my butt off with exercise and I am doing between 30-45 minutes of exercise every day. Sometimes more. Plus I am sticking with 1200-1550 calories like my range says. And it is set for me to eat my exercise calories but I never do. I usual... Read more
Broccoli is high in nutrients and calcium. Half of the fiber is insoluble and half is soluble. A great choice for any weight loss diet and can help stave of some cancers like colon, prostate, and breast cancer. Broccoli may cause gas in some people,... Read more
My fridge is full of the last blueberries of the season, and an overflowing basket of white peaches is ripening on the counter. It's about 8 p.m. on a Sunday, and my boyfriend and I have just cleaned up from dinner and are just settling down to read.... Read more
By now, you've probably heard about antioxidants, the wonder molecules that may help prevent cancer and other chronic diseases. In recent years, many exotic, antioxidant-rich foods like goji berries, mangosteen, and acai have cropped up in the me... Read more
The Truth About Antioxidants: Produce vs. Pills
I want to believe that antioxidant supplements are good for me, for my family and for you. I have long been a believer, and maybe you have been, too. After all, we are long past the point of quest... Read more
Been another frantic week in my world. I'm overspending on food, still treating myself with food...it's a punishing cycle. I have to somehow save for my holiday in 2 months and a very very strict plan is now in place. I can conquer all my issues one... Read more
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