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Top 10 Summer Foods

Monday, July 18th, 2011  |  Posted by Toby Amidor  /  Filed under Ask Toby, Food Facts  /  Comments: more
Question: What are 10 essential foods that I should be eating this summer? Answer: There are plenty of fresh fruits and vegetables in season during the summer. Check out Toby’s top 10 choices, including some food sources of protein to keep you healthy for all of your favorite summer activities. #1: Spinach
Spinach is packed with antioxidant vitamins A, C, and E. It also contains vitamin K, folate, and calcium. Use…

Brown vs. White: The Case of the Rices

Tuesday, July 5th, 2011  |  Posted by Toby Amidor  /  Filed under Ask Toby, Food Facts  /  Comments: more
Question: Is Brown rice really better than white rice? Answer: When it comes to eating grains, whole grains are better than refined and browns are better than whites. Whole grains, like brown rice, are the healthier choice, but what’s the real difference?  The Physical Difference
A whole grain has three parts: the germ, bran, and endosperm. When all of these parts remain intact, the grain is considered whole. The…

A Corn-y Question

Tuesday, December 21st, 2010  |  Posted by Toby Amidor  /  Filed under Ask Toby, Food Facts  /  Comments: 1
Question: Should I avoid fresh corn because of the sugar content? Answer: No, you don’t need to avoid fresh corn. Many folks are worried because they’ve heard that corn is too high in sugar. They’re also concerned because of the buzz surrounding high fructose corn syrup (HFCS)—though the natural sugar found in fresh corn is not the same as the processed high fructose corn syrup. Nutrition Facts
One fresh ear…

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…

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