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Got Potassium?

Friday, December 10th, 2010  |  Posted by Toby Amidor  /  Filed under Ask Toby, Food Facts  /  Comments: more
  Question: My mother-in-law is looking for a source of potassium other than bananas. Any suggestions? Answer: When most folks think about adding extra potassium to their diet, the first thing they think about is eating more bananas. Yes, bananas are a good source of potassium, but there are plenty of other great sources of the mineral (some even higher than a banana!). What is Potassium?
Potassium is a mineral electrolyte…

Healthy Milk Alternatives

Tuesday, November 23rd, 2010  |  Posted by Toby Amidor  /  Filed under Ask Toby, Food Facts  /  Comments: more
Question: Which is better for me- soy or almond milk? Provided I have no allergy issues, should I incorporate one more than the other? Answer: Soy milk and almond milk are great substitutes for cow’s milk. Both are cholesterol-free, lactose-free and have less saturated fat than traditional milk. There are also other milk substitutes like rice, peanut and hemp milk that you can find in specialty markets (which means…

Understanding Cholesterol

Saturday, October 30th, 2010  |  Posted by Toby Amidor  /  Filed under Ask Toby, Nutrition & Health  /  Comments: more
Question: I have high cholesterol. Could you provide me with a short list of foods that I should eat? Answer: Cholesterol is found in animal foods like beef, chicken, eggs, butter and whole milk. But that doesn’t mean someone with high cholesterol should avoid all animal products— it’s all about moderation. The recommended guidelines suggest a maximum of 300 milligrams of cholesterol a day (which is about…

Quick and Easy Breakfast Ideas

Monday, July 19th, 2010  |  Posted by jpdstudio  /  Filed under Ask Toby, Meal Ideas  /  Comments: more
Question: I am a Mom of 2 children ages 5 and 7.  Mornings are busy in our house, as I am getting my children off to school or camp. Can you please provide me with some healthy and easy to prepare (or grab) breakfast choices for myself?  I do not have the time to cook everyday. Answer: Studies show that breakfast is the most important meal of the day (yes, even for mom). There are quick and easy options available and with a little

Kombucha’s Alcohol Trouble

Monday, July 19th, 2010  |  Posted by jpdstudio  /  Filed under Ask Toby, Hot Topics, In the News  /  Comments: 0
Question: I heard kombucha has been pulled from all stores due to irregularity (inability to efficiently regulate) the alcohol levels over time. Is this true? Answer: Yes, kombucha has been pulled from market shelves because of its high alcohol content. Kombucha is a fermented beverage that combines bacteria and yeast with green or black tea that contains sugar. The popular unpasteurized version of the drink can…

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