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Are Probiotic Supplements the Way to Go?

Wednesday, May 16th, 2018  |  Posted by Toby Amidor  /  Filed under Food Facts, Nutrition & Health  /  Comments: 1
Probiotics are still as popular as ever, and it’s no wonder since 60 to 70 million people in the U.S. are affected by a digestive disorders and are willing to try anything to relieve their symptoms. In addition to helping with a variety of digestive issues, probiotics are also through to help boost immunity and brain strength- so who wouldn’t be intrigued? You can find probiotics in tablets, powder form or added…

Should You Be Taking Collagen Supplements?

Monday, April 2nd, 2018  |  Posted by Toby Amidor  /  Filed under Food Facts, Hot Topics  /  Comments: more
Collagen is one of the popular buzzwords in health and fitness. It’s being added to everything from protein bars, nutritional powders, pills, and even coffee creamer. But what is it, is it safe, and should you be following in this latest trend? What Is It?
Collagen is the most abundant protein in your body and can be found in skin, hair, tendons, and ligaments. You need adequate amounts to maintain strong bones, smooth…

My Top 6 Dairy-Filled Snacks

Wednesday, March 28th, 2018  |  Posted by Toby Amidor  /  Filed under Food Facts, Healthy Eating, Recipes  /  Comments: 0
This post was created as part of the Undeniably Dairy campaign, sponsored by the Innovation Center for US Dairy and America’s Dairy Farm Families and Importers. All thoughts are my own. Snacks are mini-meals that should provide nutrients that you may fall short on throughout your regularly scheduled meals. To meet three servings of dairy each day, it’s simple to include milk or dairy foods in my snacks including…

Milk: Debunking the Myths

Tuesday, March 20th, 2018  |  Posted by Toby Amidor  /  Filed under Food Facts, Nutrition & Health  /  Comments: 1

This post was sponsored by American Dairy Association Northeast. All thoughts are my own.  I grew up when the milkman delivered glass bottles of milk. My mom served milk to me and four siblings every morning. As a mom and registered dietitian, I always have milk in my refrigerator and serve it to my three kids at breakfast every morning. When the milk conversation comes up with friends and clients, some admit they don’t…

What the Heck Is Jackfruit?

Wednesday, March 7th, 2018  |  Posted by Toby Amidor  /  Filed under Food Facts  /  Comments: 1
Have you been seeing a strange green spiky fruit hanging around your supermarket or showing up in your Instagram feed? Jackfruit has been around for thousands of years, but has recently gained popularity in the U.S. So what’s the story behind this relative of figs and is it something you should be trying? What is jackfruit?
Jackfruit is thought to have originated in India thousands of years ago, but can now be found in…