When is a vitamin not really a vitamin? When it's vitamin D! The "sunshine" vitamin, aptly named because sunlight is a source of it, is actually a hormone. Vitamin D is currently receiving a lot of attention and research regarding its r... Read more
There are many benefits to being vegetarian and vegan. Regardless of why you chose such a lifestyle, it’s not enough to simply cut the meat, poultry, and seafood from your daily menu. Animal products do offer nutrients that support growth, body... Read more
Since I turned 40 this year, the passage of time has weighed heavily on my mind. While I certainly don’t want to be 21 again, I wouldn't mind looking more youthful. But the anti-aging creams and surgical procedures that are often promoted a... Read more
Store shelves are drowning is books and magazines dedicated to the care and maintenance of your body. Your abs, your thighs – even your heart – get special attention. But what about your mind?
Why does it seem like the brain, y... Read more
Are you tired of hearing about diets that limit your food choices or just worried that you might not be eating right? On top of that, your weight and body are changing in a lot of ways that you might not want any part of. SparkTeens cares about you a... Read more
Hi - I'm new and have a question about the collard greens I ate today. I don't remember the exact serving size, but I didn't eat that much of them. I went "over" my vitamin A goals on the nutrition tracker. I don't quite understand how the greens can... Read more
Why is this time (losing weight) different than previous times?
I think it's important to identify the reasons why this time WILL be successful. Is it that you now have support, medical reasons, children, or what? What is motivating you this time?... Read more
Some say eating sunflower seeds is almost like taking a multi-vitamin. WHY? BECUASE THEY DO CONTAIN ALL THE NUTRIENTS YOUR BODY NEEDS EXCEPT FOR VITAMIN D. You can add them to oatmeal, yogurt, salads or have 1/4 cup to get natural vitamin E. THEY... Read more
A round-up of the most interesting and thought-provoking stories of the week. 9 Surprising Foods With More Sugar Than a Krispy Kreme Doughnut Mother JonesYou know that added sugar lurks in unsuspecting places. But you'll never believe which foods... Read more
We all know that veggies are good for us: they're great sources of vitamins, minerals, and antioxidants. Scientific research has shown that cruciferous vegetables in particular may reduce the risk of lung, colorectal, stomach, breast, and prostat... Read more
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