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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…

Should You Take A Probiotic?

Monday, December 19th, 2016  |  Posted by Toby Amidor  /  Filed under Hot Topics, Product Reviews  /  Comments: 1
By Natalie Rizzo, MS, RD, Contributing Blogger Disclosure: This post is sponsored by Role Mommy Writer’s Network. I was compensated to attend this event, but all opinions are my own. Last week, I had the pleasure of sitting down for an intimate lunch with culinary nutritionist, Ellie Krieger. As the spokesperson for Renew Life Ultimate Flora Probiotics, Ellie chatted about one of the newest and most exciting…

Organic Produce: The All or Nothing Mentality

Wednesday, December 7th, 2016  |  Posted by Toby Amidor  /  Filed under Hot Topics, Nutrition & Health, Nutrition Basics  /  Comments: 1
By Daniel Preiato, Contributing Blogger Over the past decade, organic food sales in the US have increased from $6 billion in 2000 to $28.4 billion in 2012, with fruits and vegetables accounting for 43% of sales. While the move towards organic food purchasing may seem positive some demographics are unable to afford organic produce. Research has shown that this inability to afford organic produce may cause a decline…

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,…

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