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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…

6 Not So Healthy Foods

Tuesday, May 14th, 2013  |  Posted by Toby Amidor  /  Filed under Healthy Eating, Nutrition & Health, Tips  /  Comments: more
by Gail Watson, Contributing blogger We try to eat healthy foods, but some so called “healthy” foods may not be as  as we think. Some foods may have more calories or hidden sugar that we realize. Although the package may tout the food as being healthy, we don’t always read the label and pay attention to the ingredients or how much we are eating.This can lead to eating more than we should, and some of those hidden evils…