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What’s The Deal With Healthy Fat?

Wednesday, March 15th, 2017  |  Posted by Toby Amidor  /  Filed under Nutrition & Health, Nutrition Basics, Tips  /  Comments: 0
By Melissa O’Shea, MS, RD, Contributing Blogger Remember the 90’s when eating fat-free foods was all the rage? The grocery store shelves were stocked with fat-free cookies, cakes, ice cream…you name it! Those were the days when many thought that eating fat made you fat. Now we know there is a lot more to the story when it comes to fat found in food. Still, I find many of my clients are shocked when I include avocado…

New Nutrition Facts: The Fiber Debate

Monday, February 6th, 2017  |  Posted by Toby Amidor  /  Filed under In the News, Nutrition Basics  /  Comments: 0
  By Daniel Preiato, BS, DTR, Contributing Blogger  As you may have heard, the FDA is in the process of implementing a new nutrition facts label. Most food manufacturers have until July 26, 2018, to comply with the changes, while manufacturers earning less than $10 million in annual food sales have until July 26, 2019. One area of major concern has been the new regulations on dietary fiber. Dietary Fiber There…

Organic Produce: The All or Nothing Mentality

Wednesday, December 7th, 2016  |  Posted by Toby Amidor  /  Filed under Hot Topics, Nutrition & Health, Nutrition Basics  /  Comments: 1
By Daniel Preiato, Contributing Blogger Over the past decade, organic food sales in the US have increased from $6 billion in 2000 to $28.4 billion in 2012, with fruits and vegetables accounting for 43% of sales. While the move towards organic food purchasing may seem positive some demographics are unable to afford organic produce. Research has shown that this inability to afford organic produce may cause a decline…

Potassium: What You Need To Know

Tuesday, November 29th, 2016  |  Posted by Toby Amidor  /  Filed under Nutrition Basics  /  Comments: 1
By Rachel Green, Contributing Blogger “Eat your fruits and vegetables,” is the plea of every nutritionist. Why? Unhealthy eating patterns—like diets low in fruits and veggies–contribute to low intake of the following nutrients: potassium, dietary fiber, choline, magnesium, calcium, and vitamins A, D, E, and C. The new 2015-2020 Dietary Guidelines identified these as “nutrients of concern”,…

Get Your Daily Dose of Omega-3s- Without a Pill

Thursday, October 13th, 2016  |  Posted by Toby Amidor  /  Filed under Healthy Eating, Hot Topics, Nutrition Basics  /  Comments: 0
  By Jennifer Senecal, M.S. For much of the 90s, “fat” was a dirty word, but today we know better. Fat is a necessary part of the human diet and a part of our cells. The body makes several types of fat, but others, like omega-3 fatty acids, are ‘essential’ because we cannot make them in the body. Instead, we must eat ‘essential’ fats. These powerhouse polyunsaturated fats are major nutrition multitaskers,…