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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…

Should You Try A Meat Delivery Service?

Monday, June 26th, 2017  |  Posted by Toby Amidor  /  Filed under Product Reviews, Tips  /  Comments: 1
By Toby Amidor, MS, RDN It seems you can get just about anything delivered to your front door these days and meat is no exception. There are several companies offering subscription services, where a month’s supply of meat will automatically be delivered to your doorstep each month. Think of it like a CSA delivery of fruits and veggies, but instead of produce, you get different cuts of meat each month. Most companies…

How I Survived the Meal Prep Challenge

Monday, May 1st, 2017  |  Posted by Toby Amidor  /  Filed under Tips  /  Comments: more
By Toby Amidor, MS, RD I have partnered with Dannon® Light & Fit® to help promote Light & Fit Greek Nonfat Yogurt. I have been compensated for my time commitment. However, my opinions are my own and I have not been paid to publish positive comments. One way that I make healthy eating easier is by planning and preparing my meals in advance. Typically, I make a shopping list on Saturday, do the shopping on Sunday…

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