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Go Nuts!

Wednesday, June 13th, 2012  |  Posted by Toby Amidor  /  Filed under Food Facts, Nutrition & Health, Tips  /  Comments: more
Almonds Nuts are a healthy way to get fat into your diet. Yes, you need fat! The important thing to remember is that not all fats are equal. Here’s a rundown on why nuts should be part of your healthy eating plan. Nutrition Lowdown
The majority of the fat found in nuts is monounsaturated. You should focus on eating unsaturated fats, particularly monounsaturated, while limiting saturated and trans fat.
Monounsaturated…

Win Gluten-Free Pretzels!

Tuesday, May 22nd, 2012  |  Posted by Toby Amidor  /  Filed under Giveaway, Nutrition & Health  /  Comments: more
There’s a lot of hubbub and misinformation swarming about Celiac disease. Since May is National Celiac Awareness Month, it’s a great time to understand the basics. Then enter to win delicious gluten-free pretzels by Mary’s Gone Crackers. What’s Celiac Disease?
Celiac disease is a digestive disorder that damages the lining of the small intestine. As a result, many vitamin and minerals don’t get absorbed…

5 Ways to Spot a Fad Diet

Tuesday, March 20th, 2012  |  Posted by Toby Amidor  /  Filed under Nutrition & Health, Weight Loss  /  Comments: more
Walk into any book store and you’ll see the latest diets displayed in front of the store. They’re targeting folks who’re getting ready for bathing suit season. After reading over 200 diet books, I’ll tell you how to spot an unsafe diet and which will inevitably lead you to fall off the wagon. #1: Overly hyped scientific mumbo-jumbo
All diet books explain their theories and philosophies—usually at the beginning…

A Gluten-Free Thanksgiving

Monday, November 14th, 2011  |  Posted by Toby Amidor  /  Filed under Ask Toby, Hot Topics, Nutrition & Health  /  Comments: 1
Question: My daughter was just diagnosed with celiac disease and this will be our first gluten-free Thanksgiving.  Can you provide some tips and recipes so that our family can be gluten-free while still enjoying all the best that Thanksgiving has to offer? Answer: A gluten-free Turkey Day can be every bit as enjoyable as a traditional one.  With a gluten-free turkey as the main attraction all you need to do is work some…

Understanding Cholesterol

Saturday, October 30th, 2010  |  Posted by Toby Amidor  /  Filed under Ask Toby, Nutrition & Health  /  Comments: more
Question: I have high cholesterol. Could you provide me with a short list of foods that I should eat? Answer: Cholesterol is found in animal foods like beef, chicken, eggs, butter and whole milk. But that doesn’t mean someone with high cholesterol should avoid all animal products— it’s all about moderation. The recommended guidelines suggest a maximum of 300 milligrams of cholesterol a day (which is about…

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