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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…

Trendy Food Labels…Are They Worth It?

Monday, November 17th, 2014  |  Posted by Toby Amidor  /  Filed under Food Facts, Hot Topics  /  Comments: 1
By Joni Garcia MS, RD, Contributing Blogger Every company seems to be labeling their foods with some buzzword in an attempt to grab shoppers’ attention (and maybe make a few extra bucks). Oftentimes, we tend to equate those words with something that’s better for us. With so many of these buzzwords floating around, it’s hard to know if the food really is the healthiest choice. To help clear up the confusion, here’s…

5 Farmer’s Market Picks

Monday, August 18th, 2014  |  Posted by Toby Amidor  /  Filed under Farm-to-Table, Food Facts, Healthy Eating  /  Comments: 1
By Stephanie Perruzza MS, RD, Contributing Blogger When summer hits one of my favorite Saturday morning activities is heading to my local farmer’s market. I love tasting, dipping and sipping items at every tent in hopes of finding something new. Eating locally and seasonally is good for you and the environment because these fresh, wholesome ingredients haven’t traveled far distances to reach you. Market

How to Love Live Seafood Safely

Tuesday, July 15th, 2014  |  Posted by Toby Amidor  /  Filed under Food Facts  /  Comments: more
  By Emelia Stiverson, MS, guest blogger Growing up in Maryland, I remember many nights when my parents “set the table for dinner” by covering it in newspaper and laying out wooden mallets and knives. To some, this may seem like an odd family tradition. However, this is a familiar ritual to anyone who has ever feasted on hard shell crabs. Although cooking with live seafood may seem daunting, these tips will allow…

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