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5 Things You Don’t Know About Prediabetes

Wednesday, June 13th, 2018  |  Posted by Toby Amidor  /  Filed under Book Reviews, Heart Health, Nutrition & Health, Tips  /  Comments: more
Diabetes runs in my family with several of my relatives being diagnosed with prediabetes. Interestingly, not many folks know too much about prediabetes, and that’s why I was thrilled that my friend, registered dietitian colleague, and diabetes expert Jill Weisenberger, MS, RD, CDE, FAND just released her new book Prediabetes: A Complete Guide: Your Lifestyle Reset to Stop Prediabetes and Other Chronic Illnesses

Plant Sterols 101

Wednesday, July 12th, 2017  |  Posted by Toby Amidor  /  Filed under Heart Health, In the News, Tips  /  Comments: more
By Sheridan Jonas, Contributing Blogger You may have heard the term ‘plant sterols’ in the media or seen it on food labels, but what are they and why is there so much hype about them? Are they beneficial to your health?
Plant sterols mimic the chemical structure of cholesterol and are treated similarly in the body. Studies have shown that plant sterols help to lower LDL-cholesterol (aka the “bad cholesterol”)…

The Power of Oats

Friday, November 4th, 2016  |  Posted by Toby Amidor  /  Filed under Healthy Eating, Heart Health, Nutrition & Health, Recipes  /  Comments: more

By Melissa O’Shea, MS, RD, Contributing Blogger
Oatmeal has always been one of my favorite breakfast dishes. Not only is it delicious, but more and more research is pointing to many health benefits of oats. Several studies have noted benefits for digestive health, diabetes management, and cardiovascular health. Digestive Health Thanks to the soluble fiber found in oats, they are extremely good for your…

5 Reasons to Love Idaho Potatoes

Thursday, March 10th, 2016  |  Posted by Toby Amidor  /  Filed under Healthy Eating, Heart Health, Nutrition & Health, Recipes, Tips  /  Comments: more
This post was sponsored by The Idaho Potato Commission Although spuds get a bad reputation, they’re actually nutritional all-stars! Idaho potatoes with the “Grown In Idaho” seal let you know that you’re getting high quality potatoes filled with all kinds of benefits. Here are 5 reasons why you should show some love to these deliciously healthy potatoes. 1. Always in season
Idaho’s growing season…

5 Foods to Tackle Heart Disease

Monday, February 29th, 2016  |  Posted by Toby Amidor  /  Filed under Heart Health, Nutrition & Health  /  Comments: more
By Sheridan Jonas, Contributing Blogger As heart disease continues to be the number one killer for both men and women, food has been highly researched to determine if any can help prevent it. A healthy diet featuring functional foods (or foods proven to help prevent disease) can help to tackle the number one killer. A diet high in saturated and trans fats, as well as sodium is not only a risk for weight gain, but also increases…

How to Follow An Anti-Inflammatory Diet

Monday, June 1st, 2015  |  Posted by Toby Amidor  /  Filed under Healthy Eating, Heart Health, Nutrition & Health, Tips  /  Comments: more
By Valentine Reed-Johnson, RD, CDN, Contributing Blogger As a dietitian I am often asked what diet I follow, or what diet I would recommend to others, and my response is always the same: the rich, flavorful Mediterranean diet. With its anti-inflammatory, heart healthy benefits; this lifestyle is not only healthful, but also enjoyable! Anti-Inflammatory foods
The average American diet consists of excessive amounts…

Bring on the Salmon (and Salmon Dill Cakes!)

Friday, February 27th, 2015  |  Posted by Toby Amidor  /  Filed under Healthy Eating, Heart Health, Recipes  /  Comments: 0
Heart disease has taken more American lives than any other disease and remains the leading cause of death in both men and women. According to the Centers for Disease Control, 611,105 lives were lost in 2013 to the disease. One of the best ways to protect your heart is by getting plenty of Omega-3s, and salmon is one of the best food sources out there. Omega-3s are essential fatty acids that your body can’t produce enough…

Celebrate National Grapefruit Month with Grapefruit-Avocado Salad

Friday, February 20th, 2015  |  Posted by Toby Amidor  /  Filed under Healthy Eating, Heart Health, Recipes  /  Comments: 1
In honor of National Grapefruit Month (and one of my favorite fruits), I wanted to give this superstar fruit some love. Originally discovered in Barbados in the 18th century, grapefruits are now grown in many states in the U.S., including California and Arizona, and are available year round.
Rich in vitamins A and C, fiber and lycopene, a powerful antioxidant, grapefruits have been recognized for their ability to help…

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…

5 Ways To Be Good To Your Heart

Monday, February 9th, 2015  |  Posted by Toby Amidor  /  Filed under Heart Health, Nutrition & Health  /  Comments: 1

By Joni Garcia MS, RD, Contributing Blogger It’s February and not only do we celebrate Valentine’s Day this month, but it’s also American Heart Month. In honor of these two occasions, here’s a rundown of my top 5 foods for keeping your heart healthy and strong. 5 Superfoods for Heart Health Oatmeal Oatmeal packs a hefty dose of soluble fiber. Soluble fiber absorbs water, which helps keep you fuller longer, and…

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