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Win This Whole Grain Cereal!

Wednesday, February 29th, 2012  |  Posted by Toby Amidor  /  Filed under Giveaway, Meal Ideas, Nutrition Basics  /  Comments: more
It’s important to re-fuel every morning with the right type of breakfast. One of my go-to breakfast options is whole grain cereal. It can become frustrating trying to find one without a ton of added sugar. Luckily, there are several healthy options on the market including Uncle Sam. Finding the Right Cereal Finding the right combo of healthy and delicious is possible. Look for a cereal with at least 3 grams…

Unraveling Natural vs. Added Sugar

Tuesday, February 7th, 2012  |  Posted by Toby Amidor  /  Filed under Nutrition Basics  /  Comments: more
There’s a big difference between natural and added sugars—but they confuse the heck out of a lot of people. With big debates shunning sugar, let’s set the record straight: not all sugar is bad! Simple Sugars
Most folks refer to this category as natural sugars. Here comes the science….Natural sugars can be categorized as single (“mono”) and double (“di”) sugars. The body can absorb sugar in…

Vitamin D: The Sunshine Vitamin

Friday, July 22nd, 2011  |  Posted by Toby Amidor  /  Filed under Ask Toby, Nutrition Basics  /  Comments: more
Question: How much Vitamin D do I need?  Do you have to take a supplement or can you get the full dose from food?  Can you take too much? Answer: The newest recommendation for vitamin D is 600 IU (international units) per day. You don’t need to take a supplement to get enough vitamin D and getting too much from supplements is possible. Why We Need It
Vitamin D’s main job is to help the body absorb calcium, which helps build…