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
If you're trying to lighten your caloric load or lose weight, are you destined to days of tasteless cookies, or—worse—a life without sweets and treats?
Of course not! There are plenty of ways you can substitute lower-calorie ingr... Read more
In a college nutrition class I took back in the 90s, I overheard a classmate boasting to a small group about how she only ate fat-free food. Most of America was still in the clutches of the fat-free craze, and my classmate’s views weren’t... Read more
Omega-3 fatty acids seem to be good for everything, and a new study of their effect on exercise-induced asthma is yet another example of the benefits of this healthy type of fat. A study at Indiana University found that adults with mild-to-moderate p... Read more
You're busy. Whether you work full-time, attend college, care for a loved one, run a household—or all of the above—you don’t always have time to make yourself nutritious meals. Like many people who want to eat healthy on a budge... Read more
Hi. I have been vegan for about 1 1/2 yrs now. I started sparkpeople about a week ago to lose some weight but I am having trouble staying within the carb range. I have been eating healthy carbs- whole grains, legumes, beans, etc. From reading other... Read more
i just started being vegan and i tried tracking my food and i seem to be eating too few calories and protein. what do you do to eat enough? i want to lose weight but want to do it healthy. also trying to be more of a raw vegan. please share any advic... Read more
Happy March, everyone! Are you participating in the 30-Day Meatless Challenge? In addition to being the month that spring officially begins, March is also the time of Lent and Purim (did you know that Queen Esther might have been vegan?).Did yo... Read more
I'll just come right out and say it. We're nutty! Peanut butter, almond butter, it doesn't matter… we love nut butters here. Nuts are full of fiber, heart-healthy fats and protein, and they're a quick, portable snack.We recently reviewed some new nut... Read more
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