The humble soybean has come a long way. Today, soy is everywhere and in every possible form—beans, nuts, milk, yogurt, cheese, flour, tofu, tempeh, and “meat” analogs, to name a few. You can eat soy alone, cooked, or combined with o... Read more
Protein supplements are popular among casual exercisers, serious bodybuilders, dieters and even non-exercisers for many reasons. Most people know that protein is an essential nutrient for overall health that helps promote fullness and also plays... Read more
Often described as an intense throbbing or pulsing in one specific area of the head, a migraine headache is a condition that can't--and shouldn't--be ignored. This severe headache can last for a few hours or up to several days. People who suf... Read more
There was a time in recent history when the closest Americans willingly came to soybeans was by driving through farm country. The only milk you could find at the grocery store came from cows, and the word “tofu” conjured images of bell-bo... Read more
A new study published in the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition tested 19 subjects on three different diets. Researchers measured appetite, caloric intake, body weight, and fat mass, as well as blood measurements for insulin, leptin (the hormone... Read more
So over the years I changed my nutrition goals (calories, fat, carbs, protein). How does this get calculated by Sparkpeople and can someone give me the default setting goals? I think I need to readjust!
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#nutrition I need a tortilla chip alternative!! I LOVE chips and salsa...or anything to dip but salsa is healthy. What have you found to be a good alternative to chips? I've been logging when I eat them but I'd rather not see them logged as breakfast... Read more
I'm finding it frustrating to find nutrition information on some things. Most recent example - grilled zucchini. I find results saying that there is anywhere from 20 to 469 calories per serving...how the heck?? Frustrating!!... Read more
Tracking all your food/drinks in the nutrition tracker will help you stay in your calorie range. If you can't find the exact thing you ate, find something similar in the database. And be honest about portion sizes.... Read more
What are the health benefits of tofu?In the Health Benefits section of our Soybeansfood profile, we provide an in-depth look at many of the controversial issues surrounding soy foods and their role in health. (You may want to visit that section of ou... Read more
What is tempeh?Tempeh is fermented soy food that originated on the island of Java in Indonesia and is fermented with the mold Rhizopus oligosporus. Fermentation of tempeh can involve a period of several days or longer, and fermentation is usually car... Read more
Ever get stuck in a dinner rut? I sure do! Recently, while digging around in the 100-page homemade recipe file I keep on my computer, (I like to cook. Can you tell?) I found a salad I created about four years ago.Delicious and easy, it combines all o... Read more
UPDATE: The link is fixed, and the giveaway will run for TWO WEEKS! Attention, Hungry Girl fans! HG Lisa Lillien has a new book out: Hungry Girl Supermarket Survival: Aisle by Aisle, HG-Style! It launches next week, and we're giving away three co... Read more
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