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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: 1
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…

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…

Debunking the Myth: Omega-3s and Bleeding

Monday, October 2nd, 2017  |  Posted by Toby Amidor  /  Filed under 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. There is so much misinformation swirling about food and nutrition. As a nutrition professional in the media, one topic that I fearlessly tackle is busting nutrition myths. An interesting myth you may have heard is that taking in too many omega-3 supplements can cause excessive bleeding.…

Does Apple Cider Vinegar Live Up to the Hype?

Wednesday, September 13th, 2017  |  Posted by Toby Amidor  /  Filed under Nutrition & Health, Tips, Weight Loss  /  Comments: more
By Toby Amidor, MS, RD, CDN. Originally published by US News & World Report  Apple cider vinegar, a fermented juice made from crushed apples, has been touted to help with weight loss, heart disease, bacterial infections and digestive issues. Some alternative medicine practitioners even recommend a spoonful of apple cider vinegar daily. But does it really work? At this time, there is not enough evidence to back…

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