Health experts agree that we need to eat more whole grains for optimal health. But most people don’t know what whole grains are. They have been shown to reduce the risks of heart disease, stroke, cancer, diabetes and obesity, but knowing the he... 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
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
Have you walked through the bread aisle lately? What used to be a few shelves of loaves is now a full-length aisle of cellophane-wrapped confusion. It used to be simple to bring home a loaf. Now it requires concentration, patience and reading glasses... Read more
Many of the same wholesome foods that you eat to help your skin glow from the inside-out can also be used externally, as cleansers, moisturizers, and skin masks. These vitamins, minerals, and oils that nourish your body also nourish your skin. Below... Read more
Hello! Does SparkPeople have a tool where I can enter the ingredients in a recipe and it will calculate the nutritional value per serving of the dish? Or is there a tool online that anyone knows of? Thank you so much!... Read more
Drink plenty of water, track all of your nutrition and exercise, and set mini-goals for yourself (exercise 3 days a week this month, lose X pounds in 30 days). Tracking for me has been especially key.... Read more
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