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Spotlight on Salt

Monday, November 10th, 2014  |  Posted by Toby Amidor  /  Filed under Heart Health, Nutrition & Health  /  Comments: more
By Catherine Cioffi, RD Contributing Blogger Eating less salt (or sodium) is recommended to help prevent or manage high blood pressure and heart disease. In August 2014, a series of new research studies revisited this link between sodium and heart health, unraveling greater insight into the recommendations. The latest Dietary Guidelines for Americans recommend that adults eat no more than 1,500 to 2,300 milligrams…

Unscrambling the Mystery of Eggs

Friday, September 27th, 2013  |  Posted by Toby Amidor  /  Filed under Food Facts, Heart Health  /  Comments: 0
Catherine Cioffi, BS, Contributing Blogger Eggs have gotten mixed press over the years. For years we’ve been told to avoid them because the yolks are high in cholesterol. We also know that eggs contain protein, vitamins A and D, omega-3 fats and the antioxidant lutein. So what’s an egg lover to do? Cholesterol & Eggs
According to the Dietary Guidelines for Americans, we should be limiting our daily cholesterol…

10 Tips to Better Understand Omega-3

Monday, March 5th, 2012  |  Posted by Toby Amidor  /  Filed under Heart Health, Nutrition Basics  /  Comments: more
This is a guest blog post by Hemi Weingarten of Fooducate.com. Omega-3 has been a hot buzzword in the food space for the better part of the last decade. Ask anyone and they’ll tell you that omega-3 is important for a healthy diet. But not all omega-3′s are created equal. Which means you may be buying a product fortified with omega-3 that has almost no health benefits for you. Be sure you will be paying more than you would…

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