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Iodine: Are You Missing Out On This Nutrient?

Tuesday, August 14th, 2018  |  Posted by Toby Amidor  /  Filed under In the News, Nutrition & Health  /  Comments: more
Do you remember the Seinfeld episode of the woman with the goiter on her neck? That’s the possible consequence of iodine deficiency. There hasn’t been much talk of iodine and goiter since the 1920’s when a salt iodization was launched. However, recently there has been an increase in iodine deficiency. Find out what’s causing the deficiency and what you could be doing to ensure you’re taking in this important…

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.…

5 Things You Don’t Know About Prediabetes

Wednesday, June 13th, 2018  |  Posted by Toby Amidor  /  Filed under Book Reviews, Heart Health, Nutrition & Health, Tips  /  Comments: more
Diabetes runs in my family with several of my relatives being diagnosed with prediabetes. Interestingly, not many folks know too much about prediabetes, and that’s why I was thrilled that my friend, registered dietitian colleague, and diabetes expert Jill Weisenberger, MS, RD, CDE, FAND just released her new book Prediabetes: A Complete Guide: Your Lifestyle Reset to Stop Prediabetes and Other Chronic Illnesses

Can Omega-3’s Help With Mental Health?

Wednesday, May 23rd, 2018  |  Posted by Toby Amidor  /  Filed under Healthy Eating, Hot Topics, Nutrition & Health  /  Comments: more
By Toby Amidor, MS, RD This post was sponsored by the Global Organization for EPA and DHA Omega-3s (GOED). All thoughts are my own. One-in-10 people world-wide are afflicted with depression or anxiety disorders according to a 2016 World Health Organization Report. Emerging research suggests that omega-3s play a role in supporting various mood disorders. As May is National Mental Health Awareness month, plus I am…

Are Probiotic Supplements the Way to Go?

Wednesday, May 16th, 2018  |  Posted by Toby Amidor  /  Filed under Food Facts, Nutrition & Health  /  Comments: more
Probiotics are still as popular as ever, and it’s no wonder since 60 to 70 million people in the U.S. are affected by a digestive disorders and are willing to try anything to relieve their symptoms. In addition to helping with a variety of digestive issues, probiotics are also through to help boost immunity and brain strength- so who wouldn’t be intrigued? You can find probiotics in tablets, powder form or added…

Milk: Debunking the Myths

Tuesday, March 20th, 2018  |  Posted by Toby Amidor  /  Filed under Food Facts, Nutrition & Health  /  Comments: 1

This post was sponsored by American Dairy Association Northeast. All thoughts are my own.  I grew up when the milkman delivered glass bottles of milk. My mom served milk to me and four siblings every morning. As a mom and registered dietitian, I always have milk in my refrigerator and serve it to my three kids at breakfast every morning. When the milk conversation comes up with friends and clients, some admit they don’t…

What’s the Deal with Matcha?

Tuesday, February 20th, 2018  |  Posted by Toby Amidor  /  Filed under Food Facts, Hot Topics, Nutrition & Health  /  Comments: 1
  It seems like every café you walk into lately has matcha on the menu. Even Starbucks added a Matcha Lemonade and Green Tea Latte made with matcha to their menu. And it doesn’t stop there. You can find matcha pancakes, muffins, cakes– you name it. It’s an ingredient that’s being added to both sweet and savory dishes. So what is so magical about this ground green tea and is it worth all the hype? What is matcha?

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…

The Best and Worst Juices for Your Health

Tuesday, November 7th, 2017  |  Posted by Toby Amidor  /  Filed under Healthy Eating, Nutrition & Health  /  Comments: more
By Toby Amidor, MS, RD, CDN. Originally published by US News & World Report  When I was a girl, there was always a glass of orange juice on the breakfast table. Fast-forward 30 years and, for many people, that same glass is not only absent, but shunned. This jump from one extreme to the other has much to do with the “s” word  sugar. Yes, juice contains sugar, but you can enjoy it as a healthy and guiltless part of…

Is It Healthy to Eat the Same Thing Every Day?

Friday, October 13th, 2017  |  Posted by Toby Amidor  /  Filed under Hot Topics, Nutrition & Health, Tips, Weight Loss  /  Comments: more
By Toby Amidor, MS, RD, CDN. Originally published by US News & World Report  At the same times every day, my grandpa Joe sat down and ate the same three meals and three snacks. He also walked 3 miles daily, in rain or shine, until the day he passed. He lived until 93. Is my grandpa Joe’s longevity attributable, at least in part, to his monotonous diet? From a nutrition standpoint, there are pros and cons to following…

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