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What Is Folic Acid In Food Resources

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Dietary Supplements for Depression

It's becoming more and more common for consumers to forgo medication when looking for a "natural" alternative to treating conditions like depression. No matter what method you choose, it's important to get all the facts. SparkPeople...  Read more

Considering Pregnancy?

Caring for your health before you become pregnant may help you identify areas that put you and/or your baby at risk during pregnancy. First, schedule a pre-conception counseling appointment with your doctor. This discussion can educate you on things...  Read more

Vitamin B-12 May Prevent Birth Defects

Women of childbearing age (especially those who are pregnant or trying to conceive) are advised to eat 400 mg of folic acid (folate) daily to prevent neural tube defects, such as spina bifida, from occurring in their babies. New research, reported in...  Read more

Motivated to Move

Nothing motivates like numbers. You see a set of golf clubs you’ve had your eye on for only $359, so you’re motivated to buy. You read that 2,500 babies a year are born with brain and spinal cord defects, so you’re motivat...  Read more

Get Street-Wise About Supplements

Going to the drug store lately can feel a little like a Saturday morning trip to the candy shop, with dozens and dozens of colorful vitamin and mineral supplements to choose from! Can’t you just sample a little bit of everything? If you&rs...  Read more

Food costs
Updated 8/30/2014 7:53:26 AM

This is sort of a request - and may be in the wrong place. I was reading an old sparkblog which compared the cost of "fast food" to the amt of food which could be purchased at a local store for the same amt. I think those are good comparisons and h...  Read more

This is new, so it's ok to laugh, I likely am too
Updated 8/29/2014 7:04:58 AM

I have been using SP off and on for over a year and have decided to take that bold, daring leap into this generation. I am really impressed by the posts and thought provoking blogs that I have been reading for the past week. I am also glad to be h...  Read more

What's your food pet peeve?
Updated 8/28/2014 10:59:44 PM

My food pet peeve (for today) is having to cut the stems off each spinach leaf when you buy fresh spinach. What's yours? 234...  Read more

HELP! Food Tracker is not working!
Updated 8/28/2014 6:03:09 PM

When I'm looking for a food, it does open the suggestion list, but then when I choose one, nothing happens - the Add menu is not opening! Also, it doesn't let me switch between Search, Recent and Favorites tabs. Luckily, I have the Android app on...  Read more

Hello Everyone!! I am ready to do this :)
Updated 8/28/2014 8:20:07 PM

Hello All!! My name is Donna & I am 45 years old. I want to lose at least 20 lbs (25 is even better) and get in shape. Getting rid of my yucky little belly would be nice. I get tired of changing my clothes ten times every morning before work. Does an...  Read more

Sprinkle Flax & Wheat Germ on Everythinggg

Add Flaxseed & Wheat Germ to your oatmeal, yogurt, baked goods, everyyything!! Flaxseed is a great source of essential fatty acids and is loaded with vitamins and minerals. It also contains antioxidants. Wheat germ is full of folic acid and also has...  Read more

Can Food Cause Depression?

Lack of folic acid can be the major cause of depression, but junk food & processed foods are also the culprit. Heavily processed foods are laden with sodium & always lead to depression. To avoid depression eat spinach, asparagus, avocados, sweet pota...  Read more

CHOCOLATE LOVERS UNITE!!

Are you PASSIONATE about chocolate? Do you see it as a food group?! Join other Chocoholics for discussions, recipe-swapping, & help in keeping this important food group alive!...  Read more

Folic Acid Important for Health

Folate is a water soluble B vitamin (B9) that is naturally found in food. Folic acid is the synthetic form of folate found in supplements and fortified foods. Folate plays a vital role in good health. It helps make normal red blood cells and aids...  Read more

Folate Levels Influence Depression Symptoms

Previous studies have found an inverse relationship between B vitamins and homocysteine levels. Likewise, higher homocysteine levels have been linked to atherosclerosis and higher risks of fatal coronary heart disease (CHD) and strokes. CHD studies h...  Read more