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The Main Squeeze: How Safe is Your Juice?

Monday, August 11th, 2014  |  Posted by Toby Amidor  /  Filed under Healthy Eating, Hot Topics  /  Comments: more
By Elizabeth Canepari, MS, Guest Blogger Take a stroll down any street and I’d be willing to bet a few bucks you’ll spot someone sipping away at a fresh cup of juice. From sweet, fruity blends to garlicky, green concoctions, juicing is a great way to get your daily dose of fresh fruits and veggies. With juice bars being all the rage, how safe is drinking fresh juice? So, What’s The Risk?
Fresh juices (not the big name…

Should You Fear Saturated Fat?

Thursday, July 24th, 2014  |  Posted by Toby Amidor  /  Filed under Healthy Eating, Hot Topics  /  Comments: 1
By Stella Sarkisyan, MS, Contributing Blogger There was a time when questioning the evils of ‘artery-clogging saturated fat’ could buy you a ticket on the crazy train. But these days saturated fat has become a buzzword with its recent burst onto popular media. With new studies and books reevaluating its link to heart disease, top experts are questioning its health implications. Your Body Needs Fat
Fats are very…

Juicing: Is It Worth the Hype?

Monday, June 23rd, 2014  |  Posted by Toby Amidor  /  Filed under Hot Topics, Tips  /  Comments: 1
By Joni Garcia MS, RD, Contributing Blogger Juicing is the latest trend to take — and I’ve definitely fallen victim! Bottled, fresh juices chock full of fruits and veggies line the coolers at the market, and fresh juice bars are popping up everywhere. Drinking fresh juices is touted as a way to cleanse your body and to look and feel better. With the hefty price tag on each 12 to 16 fluid ounce bottle or cup ranging…

Probiotics: Bacteria That’s Good For You

Friday, June 6th, 2014  |  Posted by Toby Amidor  /  Filed under Hot Topics, Nutrition & Health  /  Comments: more
By Stella Sarkisyan, Contributing Blogger The history of probiotics is an old one that goes as far back as the Bible, which mentions sour milk. While the idea of eating live bacteria may seem strange, the use of probiotics for good health goes back in time. In the 1800’s Ukraine-born scientist Elie Metchnikoff observed the connection between yogurt consumption by Bulgarian peasants and improved health and longevity.…

Protein Powders: What’s the Scoop?

Tuesday, April 29th, 2014  |  Posted by Toby Amidor  /  Filed under Food Facts, Hot Topics  /  Comments: 0

By Stephanie Perruzza MS, RD, Contributing Blogger Protein powders have consistently made their way into our daily eating routines. Whether you’re adding some to your morning smoothie or mixing it with milk for a pre- or post-workout shake, the increased popularity of protein powder has piqued the interest of many. Breaking It Down
People choose protein powders to amp up gym workouts or for a quick and convenient…

The Paleo Diet

Wednesday, January 15th, 2014  |  Posted by Toby Amidor  /  Filed under Hot Topics  /  Comments: more
By Joni Garcia MS, RD, Contributing Blogger Many folks make it a goal to eat and feel healthier, especially in the New Year. As a dietitian, I hear the most buzz about diet trends and fads during this time of year. Although I initially heard about the Paleo Diet a few years back, the popularity of the diet has been growing more than ever before. But is the caveman-style diet all what it’s hyped up to be? What is it?
The Paleo…

5 Healthy Eating Apps to Keep Your Diet on Track

Monday, October 28th, 2013  |  Posted by Toby Amidor  /  Filed under Hot Topics, Meal Ideas, Tips  /  Comments: more
By Joni Garcia, MS, RD, Contributing Blogger
The holiday season is quickly approaching and while this time of the year is fun and exciting, it can be hard to stick to your normal routine with all the parties, shopping, and other things to do.  We’ve grown to rely on our smart phones for basically everything, so why not use it to help keep eating habits in check? Why Apps?
Our smart phones can help us to stay accountable,…

Join Me At FNCE: Culinary Demo

Wednesday, October 16th, 2013  |  Posted by Toby Amidor  /  Filed under Hot Topics  /  Comments: 0
This year the annual Food & Nutrition Conference and Expo is taking place in Houston, Texas. This year I am thrilled to be doing another cooking demo on behalf of the National Dairy Council. I will be demonstrating lactose-friendly recipes together with Chef Chris Shepherd, owner of the Underbelly Restaurant. Demo Info Date: Monday October 21, 2013 Time: 9:30-10:30 AM Location: George R Brown Convention Center/…

Spring Cleaning for Your Body

Tuesday, May 28th, 2013  |  Posted by Toby Amidor  /  Filed under Food Facts, Healthy Eating, Hot Topics  /  Comments: 1
By Stephanie Perruzza, MS, RD, Contributing Blogger Spring is in the air, and boy have I been busy!  Among other things, my spring-cleaning checklist includes: de-cluttering my closet (tougher than it sounds), my kitchen, my pantry, my desk, but most importantly my body.  Yes, that’s right! Your body certainly deserves to be healthy and happy, so why not spend a little time this season focusing on what you put in…

Diet Craze-y

Monday, January 28th, 2013  |  Posted by Toby Amidor  /  Filed under Hot Topics, In the News, Weight Loss  /  Comments: more
Turn on the TV this time of year and you’ll likely be inundated with the latest “secret weapon” to successful weight loss. While it’s easy to get caught up in all the hype, it’s important to do a background check on a program or pill before spending your money. Current Crazes
While there are hundreds of plans out there promising instant results, here are some of the most popular we’ve been spotting:

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