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Mercury Poisoning: What You Should Know

Wednesday, February 10th, 2016  |  Posted by Toby Amidor  /  Filed under Food Facts, Food Safety  /  Comments: 1
By Kimberly Visioni, MS, RD, Contributing Blogger I love seafood but I do think about how much mercury I’m really taking in when ordering fish or preparing it at home. The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) recommends pregnant women and young children to limit fish intake to no more than 12 ounces per week to avoid taking in too much mercury. I recently learned, however, that mercury is something we should all consider,…

The Power of Herbs and Spices: Fall Edition

Thursday, December 3rd, 2015  |  Posted by Toby Amidor  /  Filed under Food Facts, Healthy Eating, Nutrition & Health, Recipes  /  Comments: 0
By Rachel Green, Contributing Blogger Flavor is a significant factor in choosing the foods we eat.  Too often, diners unnecessarily season their food to add or increase much desired flavor, leading to over consumption of sodium, sugar, and fat – the top three flavoring agents.  Before mindlessly seasoning, consider cooking with herbs and spices. What are Herbs and Spices?
The terms “herbs” and “spices”…

Pumpkin Pandemonium

Friday, November 27th, 2015  |  Posted by Toby Amidor  /  Filed under Food Facts, Healthy Eating, Recipes  /  Comments: 0

By Alexandra Orlan, Guest Blogger When I was a girl, every autumn I would spend hours choosing which character I wanted to carve into my pumpkin.  However, pumpkins have other uses than just decoration; They are a delicious and nutritious squash that you can add to your breakfast, lunch or dinner. Nutrition Info
According to the USDA Nutrient Database, 1 cup of raw 1-inch cubed pumpkin contains  30 calories, 8 grams…

Farm-To-Table: What Does It All Mean?

Thursday, September 24th, 2015  |  Posted by Toby Amidor  /  Filed under Farm-to-Table  /  Comments: 0

By Joni Garcia MS, RD, Contributing Blogger You’ve likely heard of one of the latest food trends – farm to table.  I know anytime I see this term on a menu or an article talking about it, I’m instantly drawn to it.  Using this principle in your diet can do wonders, but it’s not necessarily a no-fail approach to eating healthy. What is Farm to Table?
The farm-to-table movement started a few years ago and is still going…

12 Reasons to Love California Strawberries

Monday, July 13th, 2015  |  Posted by Toby Amidor  /  Filed under Farm-to-Table, Food Facts  /  Comments: 0
This post was sponsored by the California Strawberry Commission, whom I work with as a spokesperson. You often here the term “farm-to-table” but not many folks have actually visited a farm or understand the flow-of-food from the farm to their table. I firmly believe that if I am going to discuss and write about healthy food, then I should follow the farm-to-fork trail. I have been lucky enough to visit California…

Taste Test: Lactose-Free Cow’s Milk

Monday, July 6th, 2015  |  Posted by Toby Amidor  /  Filed under Food Facts, Nutrition & Health  /  Comments: 1

By Alexandra Orlan, Guest Blogger At the age of seven, my doctor administered a hydrogen breath test to check me for lactose intolerance. He told me my results were the highest he had ever seen. Not something I was hoping to hear at that young age. I didn’t want to stop eating pizza, ice cream or drinking my delicious milk. I wanted to enjoy the same treats as my friends. I began taking Lactaid pills every time I wanted to consume…

How To Start Eating Clean

Wednesday, July 1st, 2015  |  Posted by Toby Amidor  /  Filed under Farm-to-Table, Healthy Eating  /  Comments: more
  By Alicia Slusarek, guest blogger The best compliment to the spring and summer bounty is clean eating. As you head to the farmers’ markets, enjoy your favorite whole foods and ditch the processed stuff. What is Clean Eating?
Eating clean isn’t a diet, it’s a lifestyle. It’s all about choosing wholesome foods over processed options. This sounds simple, but might require some lifestyle changes for those…

Is Milk Good or Bad?

Monday, June 29th, 2015  |  Posted by Toby Amidor  /  Filed under Food Facts, Hot Topics, In the News  /  Comments: more
By Sheridan Jonas, Contributing Blogger Recent headlines claiming milk is bad for you has caused a lot of buzz. The Dietary Guideline recommends 3 servings of milk or dairy every day, so does that mean we need to stop drinking milk? Definitely not! Research continues to show just how wonderful milk really is. Where did This All Start?
The recent study posted by the British Medical Journal created a mass confusion, making…

6 Overrated Foods

Wednesday, February 18th, 2015  |  Posted by Toby Amidor  /  Filed under Food Facts  /  Comments: 0
By Toby Amidor, MS, RD, CDN. Originally published by US News & World Report You often hear about superfoods that promise health, wellness and tons of weight loss. It irks nutritionists like me to no end that the media or society hypes the health benefits of these foods. That’s not to say the foods aren’t healthy. But their health benefits are exaggerated, misleading consumers to believe they’ll see immediate…

Avocados: The New Apple?

Wednesday, February 11th, 2015  |  Posted by Toby Amidor  /  Filed under Food Facts, Healthy Eating, Heart Health, In the News  /  Comments: 1
By Catherine Cioffi, RD, Contributing Blogger We all know an apple a day keeps the doctor away. Though this certainly may be true, a new study suggests that eating an avocado daily may also have potential health benefits. Published in The Journal of the American Heart Association, the study found that eating one avocado a day as a part of an overall balanced diet can help to lower “bad” cholesterol. Led by nutrition…

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