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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…

5 Foods To Beat Bloating

Wednesday, April 12th, 2017  |  Posted by Toby Amidor  /  Filed under Healthy Eating, Nutrition & Health, Tips  /  Comments: more
By Melissa O’Shea, MS, RD, Contributing Blogger Some gas and bloating is normal – in fact 16-30% of people report bloating regularly. But if it’s getting to the point where your clothes don’t fit comfortably and it interferes with your everyday life, you may want to investigate the cause. While the culprit is different for everyone, food intolerances, eating large meals, eating too quickly, and carbonated…

What’s The Deal With Healthy Fat?

Wednesday, March 15th, 2017  |  Posted by Toby Amidor  /  Filed under Nutrition & Health, Nutrition Basics, Tips  /  Comments: 0
By Melissa O’Shea, MS, RD, Contributing Blogger Remember the 90’s when eating fat-free foods was all the rage? The grocery store shelves were stocked with fat-free cookies, cakes, ice cream…you name it! Those were the days when many thought that eating fat made you fat. Now we know there is a lot more to the story when it comes to fat found in food. Still, I find many of my clients are shocked when I include avocado…

Organic Produce: The All or Nothing Mentality

Wednesday, December 7th, 2016  |  Posted by Toby Amidor  /  Filed under Hot Topics, Nutrition & Health, Nutrition Basics  /  Comments: 1
By Daniel Preiato, Contributing Blogger Over the past decade, organic food sales in the US have increased from $6 billion in 2000 to $28.4 billion in 2012, with fruits and vegetables accounting for 43% of sales. While the move towards organic food purchasing may seem positive some demographics are unable to afford organic produce. Research has shown that this inability to afford organic produce may cause a decline…

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