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5 Ways To Be Good To Your Heart

Monday, February 9th, 2015  |  Posted by Toby Amidor  /  Filed under Heart Health, Nutrition & Health  /  Comments: 1

By Joni Garcia MS, RD, Contributing Blogger It’s February and not only do we celebrate Valentine’s Day this month, but it’s also American Heart Month. In honor of these two occasions, here’s a rundown of my top 5 foods for keeping your heart healthy and strong. 5 Superfoods for Heart Health Oatmeal Oatmeal packs a hefty dose of soluble fiber. Soluble fiber absorbs water, which helps keep you fuller longer, and…

5 Foods to Fight the Winter Blues

Friday, February 6th, 2015  |  Posted by Toby Amidor  /  Filed under Nutrition & Health  /  Comments: 1
By Toby Amidor, MS, RD, CDN. Originally published by US News & World Report As the cold weather is in full swing, many people find themselves experiencing the winter blues. Seasonal affective disorder, also known as SAD, affects 25 million Americans, many of them women. People who suffer from SAD may experience sadness, lack of interest in activities they usually enjoy, poor sleep, energy loss and feelings of worthlessness.…

Spotlight on Salt

Monday, November 10th, 2014  |  Posted by Toby Amidor  /  Filed under Heart Health, Nutrition & Health  /  Comments: more
By Catherine Cioffi, RD Contributing Blogger Eating less salt (or sodium) is recommended to help prevent or manage high blood pressure and heart disease. In August 2014, a series of new research studies revisited this link between sodium and heart health, unraveling greater insight into the recommendations. The latest Dietary Guidelines for Americans recommend that adults eat no more than 1,500 to 2,300 milligrams…

White After Labor Day? Yes! It’s A Must Eat!

Tuesday, September 2nd, 2014  |  Posted by Toby Amidor  /  Filed under Healthy Eating, Nutrition & Health  /  Comments: more

By Elizabeth Canepari, MS Contributing Blogger Now that summer has officially come to an end, many of us will be packing up our cut offs and tank tops, and savoring the last few juicy watermelons we can get our hands on. As I contemplated retiring my favorite white jeans for the season, I started thinking; what whites can stay after Labor Day? Fruits and Veggies? You Bet!
We all know that colorful fruits and vegetables are…

Busting the Myths of Food Allergies and Food Intolerances

Monday, June 16th, 2014  |  Posted by Toby Amidor  /  Filed under Nutrition & Health  /  Comments: 0
Although you may think that food allergies and food intolerances are the same thing—they’re not. Many folks use the term interchangeably and mistakenly assume that they must avoid the offending food. I often give talks on this important topic because there are so many misconceptions and misinformation swirling around. Here’s a closer look at common myths surrounding allergies and intolerances. Myth #1:

Probiotics: Bacteria That’s Good For You

Friday, June 6th, 2014  |  Posted by Toby Amidor  /  Filed under Hot Topics, Nutrition & Health  /  Comments: more
By Stella Sarkisyan, Contributing Blogger The history of probiotics is an old one that goes as far back as the Bible, which mentions sour milk. While the idea of eating live bacteria may seem strange, the use of probiotics for good health goes back in time. In the 1800’s Ukraine-born scientist Elie Metchnikoff observed the connection between yogurt consumption by Bulgarian peasants and improved health and longevity.…

5 Over-Hyped Foods

Wednesday, December 11th, 2013  |  Posted by Toby Amidor  /  Filed under Food Facts, Nutrition & Health  /  Comments: more
Every few week there’s a new superstar food claiming to be the answer to our health concerns. Before you jump on the latest food craze bandwagon, do some digging to assess whether it’s really craze worthy. These latest 5 foods may be healthy, but their benefits are over-hyped. Tart Cherry Juice
Touted as a powerful anti-inflammatory, athletes in particular have gone crazy for this stuff. Supporters claim it can…

5 Cool Ways to Stay Hydrated This Summer

Monday, July 22nd, 2013  |  Posted by Toby Amidor  /  Filed under Food Facts, Nutrition & Health  /  Comments: more
By Stephanie Perruzza MS, RD, Contributing Blogger The summer heat has picked up and with it the importance of keeping cool. The rising thermometer can leave you feeling drained and dehydrated if you don’t focus on your fluid intake. When it comes to hydrating, choose something you enjoy, but keep in mind sugar content to avoid excessive calories. Beat the Heat
Staying hydrated is important for your health and well-being.…

5 Foods for Radiant Skin

Tuesday, June 25th, 2013  |  Posted by Toby Amidor  /  Filed under Nutrition & Health  /  Comments: 0

By Joni Garcia MS, RD, Contributing Blogger Feeling the warm sun on my skin is one of my favorite parts of summer.  I love a golden glow as much as anyone, but too much sunshine can be harmful.  Using sunscreen to protect your skin from the sun’s harmful rays is important, but what you eat can also help keep this vital organ looking and working its best. Healthy Food = Healthy Skin
The skin is the largest organ in the body…

5 Diabetic-Friendly Snacks

Friday, June 7th, 2013  |  Posted by Toby Amidor  /  Filed under Meal Ideas, Nutrition & Health, Tips  /  Comments: 1
I’ve provided nutrition counseling for newly diagnosed and long-time diabetic kids and adults. Plus many relatives from my mom’s side of the family live with diabetes. What many folks don’t realize is that if you go over 4 to 5 hours between meals, a snack may be just what you need in order to help keep your blood sugar levels under control. Snacking Guidelines
Snacks are “mini meals” that should help contribute…

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