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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…

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