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What is Reishi?

Monday, August 21st, 2017  |  Posted by Toby Amidor  /  Filed under Food Facts, Hot Topics, In the News  /  Comments: 0
By Lexi Orlan, Contributing Blogger Whether it’s in the form of a supplement or as an ingredient in kombucha, hot chocolate or granola bars, reishi seems to be popping up everywhere. Is it worth the investment? Here’s the low-down on this unfamiliar supplement. What is it? Reishi is a type of mushroom originating from Asia. However, it differs from your everyday mushrooms as it’s not eaten fresh. It’s…

Can You Eat Beef When You’re Trying To Lose Weight?

Wednesday, August 9th, 2017  |  Posted by Toby Amidor  /  Filed under Healthy Eating, Hot Topics, In the News  /  Comments: 0

By Toby Amidor, MS, RD This post is part of my role as a member of the Beef Expert Bureau. I have been compensated for my time commitment. However, my opinions are entirely my own and I have not been paid to publish positive comments. Many folks ask me if they can include red meat, including beef, in their weight loss meal plan. With all the myths floating around regarding food in general, it’s a legitimate question. I discuss…

Plant Sterols 101

Wednesday, July 12th, 2017  |  Posted by Toby Amidor  /  Filed under Heart Health, In the News, Tips  /  Comments: more
By Sheridan Jonas, Contributing Blogger You may have heard the term ‘plant sterols’ in the media or seen it on food labels, but what are they and why is there so much hype about them? Are they beneficial to your health?
Plant sterols mimic the chemical structure of cholesterol and are treated similarly in the body. Studies have shown that plant sterols help to lower LDL-cholesterol (aka the “bad cholesterol”)…

Introducing Peanuts in Infancy

Thursday, June 15th, 2017  |  Posted by Toby Amidor  /  Filed under In the News, Kids  /  Comments: 1
By Toby Amidor, MS, RDN The threat of food allergies plagues anyone who spends time around children. Peanut allergies, specifically, have recently received much attention in the news. While only 1-2% of children have a peanut allergy, it’s usually severe and lifelong, making it a fear for most new parents. Previous guidelines warned against introducing peanuts too early in a child’s diet, but new guidelines…

4 Things You May Not Know About Gut Health

Monday, June 5th, 2017  |  Posted by Toby Amidor  /  Filed under Healthy Eating, Hot Topics, In the News  /  Comments: 1
By Natalie Rizzo, MS, RD, Contributing Blogger In the past few years, there has been a ton of emerging research on the topic of gut health. More specifically, researchers are looking into the healthy bacteria that live in our gut and how they might affect health. Quite a bit has been uncovered, and more information is being brought to the surface everyday. Here are four things that you may not know about gut health.
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