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
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
What exactly does that little soybean do? Turns out that it is a nutritional powerhouse, and although no governmental guidelines have been issued as to how much you should consume a day as part of your healthy diet, most researchers and health pr... 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
Dig out the blender! (Don’t worry, nothing high-tech.) Throw in a few simple, nutritious ingredients, give it a whirl and you’ve got a super-quick breakfast, snack, or mini-meal. Who can resist these icy cold, frothy concoctions, fondly k... Read more
If the product comes raw and the package does not have a cooked calorie count on it then weigh raw. Meat is always raw because they don't know how you will cook it. Just make sure to log what you put in/on it.... Read more
Hypothyroidism is generally treated with synthetic thyroid hormone — and soy has long been thought to interfere with the body's ability to absorb the medication. Until the medical community can assure me (I have hypothyroidism) it's safe for me to co... Read more
Fungi need carbohydrates and sugar to proliferate, so people who have a fungal overgrowth tend to crave these foods. Bread is food made with fungus, according to the University of Hawaii. Fermented soy products are produced using yeast in the United... Read more
Each Friday during Lent, the dailySpark will feature a different meat-free main dish. Whether you observe Lent or not, we can all benefit from learning about alternate, affordable proteins. This is the final blog in the Meat-Free Friday series. View... Read more
Last Thursday I watched First Lady Michelle Obama, Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack and Surgeon General Regina Benjamin unveil the new food icon, MyPlate. I love the new icon that replaces the often times confusing MyPyramid image as a visual cue a... Read more
Soy production is destroying the Amazon forest along with the people and animals who live there. Soy is all about money. If you are vegan PLEASE find a sustainable substitute for soy and soy based products. And don't buy foods that have any soy in th... Read more
Is Soy good for you? I have done some research and found conflicting information. I was using a soy based protein powder for my fruit smoothies. I had more energy in the morning, felt better and the stamina i obtained throughout the morning was much... Read more
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