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Can Omega-3’s Help With Mental Health?

Wednesday, May 23rd, 2018  |  Posted by Toby Amidor  /  Filed under Healthy Eating, Hot Topics, Nutrition & Health  /  Comments: more
By Toby Amidor, MS, RD This post was sponsored by the Global Organization for EPA and DHA Omega-3s (GOED). All thoughts are my own. One-in-10 people world-wide are afflicted with depression or anxiety disorders according to a 2016 World Health Organization Report. Emerging research suggests that omega-3s play a role in supporting various mood disorders. As May is National Mental Health Awareness month, plus I…

Should You Be Taking Collagen Supplements?

Monday, April 2nd, 2018  |  Posted by Toby Amidor  /  Filed under Food Facts, Hot Topics  /  Comments: more
Collagen is one of the popular buzzwords in health and fitness. It’s being added to everything from protein bars, nutritional powders, pills, and even coffee creamer. But what is it, is it safe, and should you be following in this latest trend? What Is It?
Collagen is the most abundant protein in your body and can be found in skin, hair, tendons, and ligaments. You need adequate amounts to maintain strong bones, smooth…

Frozen Meals: Good or Bad?

Tuesday, February 27th, 2018  |  Posted by Toby Amidor  /  Filed under Healthy Eating, Hot Topics, Tips  /  Comments: 0
By: Sheridan Jonas, Contributing Blogger When you’re in a time crunch, it’s easy to turn to packaged frozen meals. However, mixed messages on the healthiness of frozen meals can be confusing. Are they healthy or filled with junk? The Good
  • Quick and portable: Time can be a major obstacle to preparing healthy meals. Instead of turning to fast food or take-out, some frozen meals can be a healthy alternative that are

What’s the Deal with Matcha?

Tuesday, February 20th, 2018  |  Posted by Toby Amidor  /  Filed under Food Facts, Hot Topics, Nutrition & Health  /  Comments: 1
  It seems like every café you walk into lately has matcha on the menu. Even Starbucks added a Matcha Lemonade and Green Tea Latte made with matcha to their menu. And it doesn’t stop there. You can find matcha pancakes, muffins, cakes– you name it. It’s an ingredient that’s being added to both sweet and savory dishes. So what is so magical about this ground green tea and is it worth all the hype? What is matcha?

The Truth About Canned Tomatoes

Monday, November 20th, 2017  |  Posted by Toby Amidor  /  Filed under Hot Topics, In the News, Nutrition & Health  /  Comments: more
By Toby Amidor, MS, RDN In recent years, there has been some fear about canned tomatoes and their possible contamination with BPA (bisphenol-A). Let me cut straight to the chase and say that most of this fear is unwarranted, and I’ll explain why. BPA is a synthetic compound found in many plastics, such as in water bottles and food containers, and in the lining of cans. It’s thought to be similar to estrogen and may have…

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