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
Garlic is a great way to add bold taste to your cooking without extra calories or sodium. But did you know that garlic offers more than big flavor? It's such a common ingredient in so many dishes that it's easy to overlook its health benefits... Read more
All of us are striving to cook in a way that's healthy and simple. Unfortunately, healthy and simple can sometimes add up to bland: A plain piece of broiled fish or baked chicken isn’t particularly exciting, right?
The remedy for the h... Read more
The flavor of many foods can be enhanced without using calorie-laden sauces and gravies. Here are some great ways to use herbs to “spice up” your meals and bring out the natural flavors of your food. Don’t be afraid to experimen... Read more
When a virus enters your body, one of three things can happen:
The virus can die, OR
Your immune system can activate and kill the virus, OR
The virus can survive, multiply, and produce a cold or the flu.
How do you kee... Read more
Hi everyone I am back to starting again. Life gets in the way quiet often and I try to go at it on my own. I also tend to get overwhelmed by all the info on the web site. I don't always know where to go or log on to record something and loose too mu... Read more
Been awhile but always come back to spark people. The only place that seems to help me. I have hoped this since I have breast cancer others on here might be able to help me. Meaning I am unable to do A lot o strenuous exercise. But on a goo... Read more
Hi everyone! Back in March, I stepped on my bathroom scale and was shocked (kinda) to see the numbers 287 come up on the screen. I was sad that I had let myself reach almost 300 pounds. I mean 300 pounds!! It was then and there I knew had to do some... Read more
I am a new member of this website. I hope to find the support needed to battle my weight .
My goal is to lose 60 - 70 lbs and to lower my cholesterol level . I hope that I will succeed this time.... Read more
Who *likes* DOMS?
I'm sure some will think I'm crazy, but it makes me happy to feel that soreness 24-48 hours after my yoga class (it's usually closer to 48 for me, but anyway). I know I am always doing good things for my body even when I don't... Read more
Phytochemicals which are allyl sulfide compounds may stimulate enzymes that help the body get rid of harmful chemicals. Eat garlic, as compounds in garlic may have anti-cancer properties & may help cause cancer cells to die naturally. Garlic is said... Read more
I keep a box of prewashed baby spinach in the fridge. If I'm having a can of soup, I throw in a couple fistfuls. Same thing with pasta sauce, scrambled eggs, and I also use it for sandwiches instead of lettuce. Great way to get iron and a serving of... Read more
Editor's note: Shannon is using The SparkPeople Cookbook: Love Your Food, Lose the Weight to teach herself to cook. She is blogging about her progress.What is with this time of year? I’ve talked to several people and it seems that app... Read more
When you're watching fat and calories, herbs and spices are your new best friends. They add flavor and pizzazz to your cooking with little to no calories and fat. However, many of the versions you get in the supermarket are full of salt--a big no-no... Read more
In this wet rub, we let the aromatic champion take center stage—a sure winner for the garlic lover in all of us. This rub is so versatile, we think it's great with virtually any meat or vegetable. Use on: Extra-firm tofu, shrimp, scallops, salm... Read more
i am roasting garlic w/thyme and peppercorns - look, it's smiling!
(recipe from epicurious.com)
i'm having a dinner party tonight. cut-up veggies w/yogurt-veggie dip and bits of tasty bread w/garlic oil and roasted garlic for the appetizer... Read more
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