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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…

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…

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