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Should You Follow the Dirty Dozen?

Tuesday, April 18th, 2017  |  Posted by Toby Amidor  /  Filed under Hot Topics, In the News  /  Comments: 1
By Toby Amidor, MS, RDN The Environmental Working Group (EWG), a non-profit organization working to protect human health and the environment, recently published their 2017 shopper’s guide to purchasing produce, in which they provide two lists – The Dirty Dozen and The Clean Fifteen. The Dirty Dozen are the twelve fruits and vegetables that have been found to contain the highest level of pesticides. The EWG…

Are You Losing Out With A Liquid Lunch?

Thursday, March 30th, 2017  |  Posted by Toby Amidor  /  Filed under Healthy Eating, Hot Topics, Tips  /  Comments: 1
By Taylor D’Anna, RD, Contributing Blogger Step into any home-goods store and you will see displays for NutriBullets and Vitamix’s advertising the benefits of juicing. The idea seems perfect! Throw copious amounts of super foods into the blender and get a day’s worth of nutrients in your 10 ounce tumbler.  With claims to break down foods to their most absorbable state, help you power through your…

In the News: Dietitians Indulging and My Whole Grain Paella Recipes

Friday, March 10th, 2017  |  Posted by Toby Amidor  /  Filed under Hot Topics, In the News  /  Comments: 0
By Toby Amidor, MS, RD For 10 years I have been writing for numerous national media outlets about food and nutrition. In this Friday round-up, I’ll keep you updated on articles I wrote or was quoted on during the week so you can catch up on your nutrition reading.

What Is Skyr?

Tuesday, March 7th, 2017  |  Posted by Toby Amidor  /  Filed under Hot Topics, Tips  /  Comments: 1
By Kristen Simonds, BSc, Contributing Blogger A walk down the dairy aisle reveals shelves packed with an overwhelming variety of yogurt. From Greek yogurt to soy yogurt to fruit-bottomed yogurt, plus full-fat and low-fat varieties, the choices are endless. But now there’s a new, yet ancient, type of yogurt being stocked on shelves across the country: skyr. Pronounced “skeer” this traditional Icelandic yogurt…

Should You Eat a Bedtime Snack?

Tuesday, January 10th, 2017  |  Posted by Toby Amidor  /  Filed under Hot Topics, Tips, Weight Loss  /  Comments: 1
By Toby Amidor, MS, RD, CDN. Originally published by US News & World Report  One of the most frequent questions people ask me is, “Can I eat before bed?” Many folks believe it’s “bad” to eat a bedtime snack because it will cause unwanted weight gain. But that’s not always the case. Whether you should be eating at night needs to be examined on an individual basis. Each person…

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