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
The 2005 USDA Food Guide Pyramid favors plant-based proteins (like legumes and nuts), and even recommends fewer servings of meat than before. Research has shown that eating a few meatless meals per week can lower risk of heart disease and may eve... Read more
So you’ve heard of tofu, maybe you’ve read about it, and perhaps you’ve even seen it at the supermarket or hanging around the appetizer table at a party. But even though you know it won't hurt you—and you might even li... Read more
Good eating habits are directly related to the prevention of osteoporosis in both men and women. It is often thought that only women suffer from this disease, but this is not true. While women are more prone to develop osteoporosis, men also suffer f... Read more
This cuisine features smaller portions that are lower calories and lower fat (IF you avoid fried options) and emphasizes rice and soybean products. Sometimes features tabletop stir-fry cooking, some foods are fried, but most ar... Read more
Hello, I am in Albany, Ga. I have just started back with Spark after a very long absence. Usually I try to eat low carb, recently I began following the 17 Day Diet. It is adding more carbohydrates into my diet than I am used to eating. I have also... Read more
I'm taking the stress off me and I'm throwing in the towel on dieting, no more, I'm done. They don't work anyways, if they do it's only for a little way. I'm not calling it a diet , I'm just going to get healthy.
Watch my portion size and exer... Read more
My college graduation in right around the corner(May 17th WOO) however I'm hating my body. I've only lost 2 pounds and right now I'm desperate. I don't want to look like a fattie in my graduation dress. I asked my thinner friend how she loses weight... Read more
Has anyone followed the given sparkdiet and lost weight? Or does most everyone just use the food tracker to track their own food? I am trying to decide if I'd like to follow the diet they are giving me or not. Please advise, thanks! 277... Read more
I eat a cup of broth-based soup with a little protein in it before my afternoon and evening meals. It really helps me feel satiated faster and keeps me from going back for seconds on more caloric items. For supreme convenience I make a big batch of s... Read more
October is Vegetarian Awareness Month. Have you ever thought about giving up meat? If you're not interested in going vegetarian, have you ever considered flexitarianism? While about 3 percent of American adults are vegetarian, about 10 percent are mo... Read more
Each Friday during Lent, the dailySpark is featuring a different meat-free main dish. Whether you observe Lent or not, we can all benefit from learning about alternate, affordable proteins. Few foods are as polarizing as tofu. Say the word and watch... Read more
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