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A Taste of Salt

Tuesday, November 1st, 2016  |  Posted by Toby Amidor  /  Filed under Healthy Eating  /  Comments: 0
By Kimberly Visioni, MS, RD, LDN Contributing Blogger Have you ever been described as “the salt of the earth”? This is quite the compliment, as it refers to the great value salt has had among many civilizations and cultures throughout history. In fact, the word “salary” is derived from “salt” because it was historically used for trade and currency. To this day, this revered mineral continues to play a major…

Get Your Daily Dose of Omega-3s- Without a Pill

Thursday, October 13th, 2016  |  Posted by Toby Amidor  /  Filed under Healthy Eating, Hot Topics, Nutrition Basics  /  Comments: 0
  By Jennifer Senecal, M.S. For much of the 90s, “fat” was a dirty word, but today we know better. Fat is a necessary part of the human diet and a part of our cells. The body makes several types of fat, but others, like omega-3 fatty acids, are ‘essential’ because we cannot make them in the body. Instead, we must eat ‘essential’ fats. These powerhouse polyunsaturated fats are major nutrition multitaskers,…

Healthy Eats: College Fast Food Edition

Monday, August 22nd, 2016  |  Posted by Toby Amidor  /  Filed under Healthy Eating  /  Comments: 0
By Lexi Orlan, Contributing Blogger It’s back to school for many college students, but those college campus streets are lined with fast food restaurants targeting students.  With these popular joints around, the dining halls are usually the last resort for food. However, these fast food restaurants often promote unhealthy food items that can contribute to the “freshman 15,” or unhealthy weight gain throughout…

App Review: Whole Body Reboot

Tuesday, August 9th, 2016  |  Posted by Toby Amidor  /  Filed under Book Reviews, Healthy Eating  /  Comments: 0

By Lexi Orlan, Contributing Blogger We all have a tough time making healthy decisions. Perhaps you can’t resist a cone of ice cream while taking the kids out or you need those boardwalk fried Oreos. But, don’t fret! Registered dietitian Manuel Villacorta, MS, RD, author of Whole Body Reboot, has a great new app that can help you keep your body in shape and shed those unwanted extra pounds. What Is Whole Body Reboot?

High Fat Diet to Help Combat Medical Conditions

Monday, July 18th, 2016  |  Posted by Toby Amidor  /  Filed under Healthy Eating, Nutrition & Health  /  Comments: 1
By Valentine Reed-Johnson, RD, CDN, Contributing Blogger You may have seen a rise in marketing for full fat products, or maybe you have noticed the prevalence of avocados in restaurants. This recent trend is partially due to a wave of research supporting intake of good fats. However, you may be surprised to know that there is a medical diet out there which is, strangely enough, more focused on unhealthy fats. Ketogenic

5 Healthy Hummus Hacks

Thursday, July 14th, 2016  |  Posted by Toby Amidor  /  Filed under Healthy Eating, Tips  /  Comments: 0
By Toby Amidor, MS, RDN, CDN This post was sponsored by Sabra Hummus. When was a girl, my summers were spent in Israel in the small town of Ashkelon where my mom is from. As my mom toted 5 kids with her from New York to Israel, hotels were not really an option so she rented a two-bedroom apartment where we lived among the locals. My mom and I visited the supermarket and farmers’ type market several times a week bringing…

Food Label: What’s Changed?

Wednesday, July 13th, 2016  |  Posted by Toby Amidor  /  Filed under Healthy Eating, Hot Topics  /  Comments: 1
On the left, the old label. On the right, the updated label By Sheridan Jonas, Contributing Blogger The nutrition facts label is getting a makeover. The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has set new requirements that will help consumers better understand the amounts of nutrients found in food products. Here’s what you should know about the changed and when you’ll start seeing them. Cosmetic Changes
The new design…

5 Excuses for Unhealthy Airport Eating and Why They Won’t Fly

Friday, July 1st, 2016  |  Posted by Toby Amidor  /  Filed under Healthy Eating  /  Comments: 0
By Toby Amidor, MS, RD, CDN. Originally published by US News & World Report
Flight delays can occur due to weather, plane maintenance or, in my recent case traveling from Newark, New Jersey, to Monterey, California, an equipment failure. (The maintenance crew failed, too, by forgetting to put the tool back in the shed.) After more than four hours stuck shuttling between the airplane and airport, which eventually…

Nutrient of Concern: Calcium

Monday, June 6th, 2016  |  Posted by Toby Amidor  /  Filed under Healthy Eating, Nutrition Basics  /  Comments: 0
By Rachel Green, contributing blogger Most Americans consume much less than the recommended amount of fruits, vegetables, dairy, whole grains, and seafood. One of the big issues with under consuming these food groups is that you do not take in all the nutrients you need. The latest Dietary Guidelines calls out 5 nutrients as a public health concern. One of these 5 nutrients is the mineral calcium. Based on a typical diet,…

College Eats: Healthy Late Night Snacking

Thursday, May 19th, 2016  |  Posted by Toby Amidor  /  Filed under Healthy Eating, Tips  /  Comments: 0

By Lexi Orlan, Contributing Blogger Whether you’re up late studying for the three exams you have the next day, or you’re trying to cram a semesters worth of information during finals week, it’s definitely stressful. Oftentimes when you’re stressed (like me!) the first thing you reach for is food. Here are some healthy tips and snacks that can help you make it through the night: Here are my three top tips that I…

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