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Is Milk Good or Bad?

Monday, June 29th, 2015  |  Posted by Toby Amidor  /  Filed under Food Facts, Hot Topics, In the News  /  Comments: more
By Sheridan Jonas, Contributing Blogger Recent headlines claiming milk is bad for you has caused a lot of buzz. The Dietary Guideline recommends 3 servings of milk or dairy every day, so does that mean we need to stop drinking milk? Definitely not! Research continues to show just how wonderful milk really is. Where did This All Start?
The recent study posted by the British Medical Journal created a mass confusion, making…

2015 Dietary Guidelines: What You Need to Know & What You Can do NOW

Thursday, April 16th, 2015  |  Posted by Toby Amidor  /  Filed under Hot Topics, In the News  /  Comments: more

By Catherine Cioffi, RD, Contributing Blogger Coming fall 2015, the government will be publishing an updated version of the Dietary Guidelines for Americans—a set of nutritional, diet and lifestyle recommendations for adults and children two years and older that focuses on preventing or managing obesity and chronic disease, two important public health issues in America. The guidelines will also serve as the…

Debunking the Trend: The Paleo Diet

Thursday, February 26th, 2015  |  Posted by Toby Amidor  /  Filed under Hot Topics, In the News, Weight Loss  /  Comments: 0

By Sheridan Jonas, Guest Blogger You may need to channel your inner caveman for the Paleo Diet. This diet is based off of the Paleolithic era, about 2.5 million to 10,000 years ago. But is this caveman-esque diet good for you? Eat like a Caveman
During the Paleolithic era, farming and processed foods were not available, making hunting and gathering the main resources for food. This diet focuses on lean meat, fish, fruits,…

The Rise of Healthy Vegan Fast Food: Is It Possible?

Tuesday, February 17th, 2015  |  Posted by Toby Amidor  /  Filed under Hot Topics, Nutrition & Health  /  Comments: 1
By Valentine Reed-Johnson, RD, CDN, Contributing Blogger Something is happening around the country, a rise in vegan “fast food.” As encouraging as it sounds, is this particular trend just another health craze? Sex Appeal
Promoting plant-based foods, to detox, rejuvenate and lose weight is sexy and appealing. Advertisers succeed in sending the message that drinking cleansing juices will instantly make you…

Discover Cacao Nibs

Friday, February 13th, 2015  |  Posted by Toby Amidor  /  Filed under Healthy Eating, Hot Topics  /  Comments: 1
Alicia Slusarek, Contributing Blogger Even if love is all you need on Valentine’s Day, you still deserve a piece of chocolate. Compared to other heart-shaped candies and gummies, chocolate wins in terms of popularity and nutrition. Compared to Necco’s classic “call me” & “true love” Sweethearts and Wonka’s Nerds and Sweetarts candies, which all contain an average of contains 36 grams of sugar…

Soda In Moderation?

Tuesday, February 3rd, 2015  |  Posted by Toby Amidor  /  Filed under Hot Topics, In the News  /  Comments: 0
By Valentine Reed-Johnson, RD, CDN, Contributing Blogger Should some foods be avoided at all costs, or dare I say it, banned? In 2006, in the ever so forward thinking New York City, Mayor Bloomberg banned restaurants from using trans fats. After such a momentous moment, Bloomberg wanted to continue his health crusade with the removal of the “Big Gulp.” Soda companies swiftly averted the proposed ban by financing…

Debunking the Trend: Vegan Diet

Tuesday, January 20th, 2015  |  Posted by Toby Amidor  /  Filed under Healthy Eating, Hot Topics, In the News, Weight Loss  /  Comments: 0

By Guest Blogger, Sheridan Jonas The New Year sparks new resolutions. For some, this may mean diet plans. Instead of getting caught up in rules and restrictions, find out how the latest diet trends stack up. In the next five weeks, I’ll be discussing the most popular diets. This week, here is a look into the Vegan Diet. What is a Vegan Diet?
Vegan diets eliminate any foods that come from animals. Restricting meat, fish,…

A Look Back at 2014

Thursday, January 1st, 2015  |  Posted by Toby Amidor  /  Filed under Hot Topics  /  Comments: 1
When I was in college, my mom took me to the public library to research up and coming occupations. The article we read predicted that nutritionist would be a growing field. Whomever authored that article was right on the money. Nutrition has becoming a top trending field and buzzword in the media. The year 2014 was filled with trends, fads, new studies, and a plethora of information on this wildly popular topic. As a writer…

Trendy Food Labels…Are They Worth It?

Monday, November 17th, 2014  |  Posted by Toby Amidor  /  Filed under Food Facts, Hot Topics  /  Comments: 1
By Joni Garcia MS, RD, Contributing Blogger Every company seems to be labeling their foods with some buzzword in an attempt to grab shoppers’ attention (and maybe make a few extra bucks). Oftentimes, we tend to equate those words with something that’s better for us. With so many of these buzzwords floating around, it’s hard to know if the food really is the healthiest choice. To help clear up the confusion, here’s…

Going Vegan? Read This First.

Monday, September 29th, 2014  |  Posted by Toby Amidor  /  Filed under Healthy Eating, Hot Topics, Weight Loss  /  Comments: 1
By Joni Garcia MS, RD, Contributing Blogger Following a vegan diet seems to be the newest craze. More and more vegan restaurants have been popping up and celebrities are attributing their healthy body to eating vegan. While I certainly can’t complain about having more veggie options when dining out, there are a few things to keep in mind before taking the vegan plunge. What is a vegan diet?
Vegan diets eliminate all…

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