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The Update On Cholesterol: What You Need To Know

Wednesday, April 13th, 2016  |  Posted by Toby Amidor  /  Filed under Nutrition & Health  /  Comments: 1
  By Lexi Orlan, Contributing Blogger In recent years, many folks have stayed away from eggs, butter, and full fat milk because of the high amounts of cholesterol found in these foods. With the recent release of the 2015 Dietary Guidelines, the latest cholesterol recommendations (of lack thereof) may have you enjoying eggs again. What is Cholesterol? Cholesterol has many functions in the body including making…

5 Reasons to Love Idaho Potatoes

Thursday, March 10th, 2016  |  Posted by Toby Amidor  /  Filed under Healthy Eating, Heart Health, Nutrition & Health, Recipes, Tips  /  Comments: more
This post was sponsored by The Idaho Potato Commission Although spuds get a bad reputation, they’re actually nutritional all-stars! Idaho potatoes with the “Grown In Idaho” seal let you know that you’re getting high quality potatoes filled with all kinds of benefits. Here are 5 reasons why you should show some love to these deliciously healthy potatoes. 1. Always in season
Idaho’s growing season…

Building the Best Breakfast: New Insights from Research

Monday, March 7th, 2016  |  Posted by Toby Amidor  /  Filed under Hot Topics, Kids, Nutrition & Health  /  Comments: 0
By Catherine Cioffi, RD, Contributing Blogger The importance of having a nutritious breakfast to start the day, especially for kids in elementary school and high school, has been demonstrated time and time again. For example, a recent study found that kids and teens who eat breakfast tend to have lower body fat, body mass index (BMI), and insulin levels, and better metabolic syndrome scores. In another study, kids…

5 Foods to Tackle Heart Disease

Monday, February 29th, 2016  |  Posted by Toby Amidor  /  Filed under Heart Health, Nutrition & Health  /  Comments: more
By Sheridan Jonas, Contributing Blogger As heart disease continues to be the number one killer for both men and women, food has been highly researched to determine if any can help prevent it. A healthy diet featuring functional foods (or foods proven to help prevent disease) can help to tackle the number one killer. A diet high in saturated and trans fats, as well as sodium is not only a risk for weight gain, but also increases…

Breaking Down Sodium & Calorie Labeling Laws

Thursday, January 21st, 2016  |  Posted by Toby Amidor  /  Filed under Healthy Eating, In the News, Nutrition & Health  /  Comments: 0
By Natalie Rizzo, MS, RD, Contributing Blogger If you have eaten in a chain restaurant in New York City recently, you may have noticed this icon on the menu (on the right). Maybe you were perplexed when you saw it or maybe you didn’t even give it much thought.This icon is part of NYC’s new law to label high sodium foods in chain restaurants.   What is the NYC sodium labeling law? New York is the first city in the nation…

The Power of Herbs and Spices: Fall Edition

Thursday, December 3rd, 2015  |  Posted by Toby Amidor  /  Filed under Food Facts, Healthy Eating, Nutrition & Health, Recipes  /  Comments: 0
By Rachel Green, Contributing Blogger Flavor is a significant factor in choosing the foods we eat.  Too often, diners unnecessarily season their food to add or increase much desired flavor, leading to over consumption of sodium, sugar, and fat – the top three flavoring agents.  Before mindlessly seasoning, consider cooking with herbs and spices. What are Herbs and Spices?
The terms “herbs” and “spices”…

Review of Fit2Me: A Website for People with Type 2 Diabetes

Monday, November 23rd, 2015  |  Posted by Toby Amidor  /  Filed under Nutrition & Health, Product Reviews  /  Comments: 0
By Toby Amidor, MS, RD, CDN This post was sponsored by AstraZeneca. If you have diabetes, you need to pay close attention to where you go in order to get diet information and lifestyle support. The wrong information can lead to a loss of blood sugar control, which can be detrimental to your health. Luckily, Fit2Me is a free website created by AstraZeneca, who is committed to the long-term health of adults living with type…

Taste Test: Lactose-Free Cow’s Milk

Monday, July 6th, 2015  |  Posted by Toby Amidor  /  Filed under Food Facts, Nutrition & Health  /  Comments: 1

By Alexandra Orlan, Guest Blogger At the age of seven, my doctor administered a hydrogen breath test to check me for lactose intolerance. He told me my results were the highest he had ever seen. Not something I was hoping to hear at that young age. I didn’t want to stop eating pizza, ice cream or drinking my delicious milk. I wanted to enjoy the same treats as my friends. I began taking Lactaid pills every time I wanted to consume…

How to Follow An Anti-Inflammatory Diet

Monday, June 1st, 2015  |  Posted by Toby Amidor  /  Filed under Healthy Eating, Heart Health, Nutrition & Health, Tips  /  Comments: more
By Valentine Reed-Johnson, RD, CDN, Contributing Blogger As a dietitian I am often asked what diet I follow, or what diet I would recommend to others, and my response is always the same: the rich, flavorful Mediterranean diet. With its anti-inflammatory, heart healthy benefits; this lifestyle is not only healthful, but also enjoyable! Anti-Inflammatory foods
The average American diet consists of excessive amounts…

The Rise of Healthy Vegan Fast Food: Is It Possible?

Tuesday, February 17th, 2015  |  Posted by Toby Amidor  /  Filed under Hot Topics, Nutrition & Health  /  Comments: 1
By Valentine Reed-Johnson, RD, CDN, Contributing Blogger Something is happening around the country, a rise in vegan “fast food.” As encouraging as it sounds, is this particular trend just another health craze? Sex Appeal
Promoting plant-based foods, to detox, rejuvenate and lose weight is sexy and appealing. Advertisers succeed in sending the message that drinking cleansing juices will instantly make you…

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