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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: 0
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…

Are Probiotic Supplements the Way to Go?

Wednesday, May 16th, 2018  |  Posted by Toby Amidor  /  Filed under Food Facts, Nutrition & Health  /  Comments: 0
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…

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