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Dietary Supplements: Buyer Beware?

Tuesday, March 17th, 2015  |  Posted by Toby Amidor  /  Filed under In the News, Tips  /  Comments: 0

By Catherine Cioffi, RD, Contributing Blogger Have you ever taken a dietary supplement? According to survey data from 2014, 68% of all U.S. adults report taking some sort of dietary supplement, which seems to be a growing trend among consumers. From 2009 to 2013, data from Euromonitor International shows that sales of vitamins and dietary supplements increased globally from $19.7 to $24.6 billion! The rising interest…

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,…

Avocados: The New Apple?

Wednesday, February 11th, 2015  |  Posted by Toby Amidor  /  Filed under Food Facts, Healthy Eating, Heart Health, In the News  /  Comments: 1
By Catherine Cioffi, RD, Contributing Blogger We all know an apple a day keeps the doctor away. Though this certainly may be true, a new study suggests that eating an avocado daily may also have potential health benefits. Published in The Journal of the American Heart Association, the study found that eating one avocado a day as a part of an overall balanced diet can help to lower “bad” cholesterol. Led by nutrition…

Fooducate Introduces Added Sugar

Thursday, February 5th, 2015  |  Posted by Toby Amidor  /  Filed under Healthy Eating, In the News, Product Reviews  /  Comments: 1
By Alicia Slusarek, Contributing Blogger The first step to eating and feeling better begins with what you put in your grocery cart. Theoretically, if you choose better-for-you foods at the market, you’ll cook and eat more nutritious meals at home. Although it sounds simple, making those better choices can be challenging! In fact, despite our best intentions and motivation to be healthy, grocery shopping can be…

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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