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
Does anyone else like to share what they eat and exercise each day? I find it keep me accountable for my food and exercise choices. If anyone else feels like sharing I would love to have you on here as friends. Happy for you to add me. 252... Read more
I have learne that to keep within my daily calorie range it is best to enter the whole day in the morning. When I did not do this I found that by the time I got to snack time I had to be careful to not go over. Planning is useful! I also am beginning... Read more
For the last 2 weeks or so I have noticed that the nutrition tracking takes much longer than it used to due to the ads that all seem to be loading very slowly. I've noticed this on both my work and home computers. It was so slow today that I gave u... Read more
Many find that focusing on your nutrition impacts weight loss more than exercise. Keep your caloric intake within the range that SparkPeople set for you and don't worry about burning a certain number per day.... Read more
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