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Why Whey?

Monday, August 28th, 2017  |  Posted by Toby Amidor  /  Filed under Food Facts, Tips  /  Comments: 0
By Kimberly Visioni, MS, RD, LDN Contributing Blogger If you ever visit a GNC or Vitamin Shoppe, you may feel a tad overwhelmed by the containers, or should I say barrels, of protein powder with “WHEY” splashed across the front. You may also be wondering why whey protein has become a staple in so many households and daily routines.  What is Whey Protein? Whey is one of two main types of protein found in cow’s milk.…

My New Cookbook: The Healthy Meal Prep Cookbook

Monday, July 24th, 2017  |  Posted by Toby Amidor  /  Filed under Book Reviews, Healthy Eating, Meal Ideas, Tips  /  Comments: more
I am thrilled to announce the release of my second cookbook The Healthy Meal Prep Cookbook: Easy and Wholesome Meals to Cook, Prep, Grab and Go by Rockridge Press on August 22, 2017. As you know, it’s easy to reach for frozen and microwavable meals when you’re short on time, but being too busy shouldn’t mean that you can’t have balanced and delicious meals. Learning how to meal prep properly…

Plant Sterols 101

Wednesday, July 12th, 2017  |  Posted by Toby Amidor  /  Filed under Heart Health, In the News, Tips  /  Comments: more
By Sheridan Jonas, Contributing Blogger You may have heard the term ‘plant sterols’ in the media or seen it on food labels, but what are they and why is there so much hype about them? Are they beneficial to your health?
Plant sterols mimic the chemical structure of cholesterol and are treated similarly in the body. Studies have shown that plant sterols help to lower LDL-cholesterol (aka the “bad cholesterol”)…

Showcasing the Versatility of Greek Yogurt

Monday, July 10th, 2017  |  Posted by Toby Amidor  /  Filed under Healthy Eating, Meal Ideas, Recipes, Tips  /  Comments: 0
By Toby Amidor, MS, RD I have partnered with Dannon to help promote Oikos. I have been compensated for my time commitment to review Oikos.  However, my opinions are entirely my own and I have not been paid to publish positive comments. My first cookbook, The Greek Yogurt Kitchen showcases the versatility of Greek yogurt is in a variety of recipes. You may dig into a cup of Greek yogurt for breakfast or grab a cup of at work,…

Are You Getting Enough Magnesium?

Wednesday, June 28th, 2017  |  Posted by Toby Amidor  /  Filed under Nutrition & Health, Tips  /  Comments: 1
By Rachel Green, Contributing Blogger With summer in full bloom, fresh fruits and vegetables are abundantly available, but most Americans do not actually consume the recommended amount. Therefore, many Americans are not meeting the requirements for magnesium, a mineral best known for its role in maintaining normal heart rhythm. Magnesium is an essential “helper” in more than 300 reactions throughout the…

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