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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…

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…

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