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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: 1
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: 1
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…

Choline and Pregnancy: What You Need To Know

Thursday, July 27th, 2017  |  Posted by Toby Amidor  /  Filed under Kids, Nutrition & Health  /  Comments: 0
By Toby Amidor, MS, RD, CDN This post was sponsored by Balchem, a nutritional ingredient supplier. All thoughts are my own. I’m a mom of three beautiful children and know firsthand what a mom-to-be goes through worrying about the health and well-being of their unborn child. As research evolves, more information becomes available as to which nutrients are important during pregnancy. One of the nutrients is choline,…

Are You Getting Enough Magnesium?

Wednesday, June 28th, 2017  |  Posted by Toby Amidor  /  Filed under Nutrition & Health, Tips  /  Comments: 1
By Rachel Green, Contributing Blogger With summer in full bloom, fresh fruits and vegetables are abundantly available, but most Americans do not actually consume the recommended amount. Therefore, many Americans are not meeting the requirements for magnesium, a mineral best known for its role in maintaining normal heart rhythm. Magnesium is an essential “helper” in more than 300 reactions throughout the…

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