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Can Red Meat Be Part Of A Healthy Mediterranean Diet?

Monday, July 9th, 2018  |  Posted by Toby Amidor  /  Filed under In the News, Nutrition & Health  /  Comments: 1
Photo credit Hélène Dujardin   By Toby Amidor, MS, RD This post is a collaboration with Beef. It’s What’s for Dinner., on behalf of the Beef Checkoff, as 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. I grew up eating a Mediterranean-style diet and still do so today.…

The Keto Diet: Is It Worth a Try?

Monday, July 2nd, 2018  |  Posted by Toby Amidor  /  Filed under Hot Topics, In the News, Weight Loss  /  Comments: 0
One of the most popular diets today is the ketogenic diet (AKA the keto diet). This diet has been around for quite some time and used to help epileptic children, but it has recently become the latest weight loss trend. Before you start filling your plate with fatty foods and drastically limiting your carbohydrates, here’s what you need to know. Keto Diet 101
The Ketogenic diet is essentially a very low carbohydrate,…

The Truth About Canned Tomatoes

Monday, November 20th, 2017  |  Posted by Toby Amidor  /  Filed under Hot Topics, In the News, Nutrition & Health  /  Comments: more
By Toby Amidor, MS, RDN In recent years, there has been some fear about canned tomatoes and their possible contamination with BPA (bisphenol-A). Let me cut straight to the chase and say that most of this fear is unwarranted, and I’ll explain why. BPA is a synthetic compound found in many plastics, such as in water bottles and food containers, and in the lining of cans. It’s thought to be similar to estrogen and may have…

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…

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