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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,…