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Welcome to my award-winning blog! You’ll find the latest nutrition information, healthy recipes, controversial topics, and food safety information. I’m thrilled my blog was named a Top 10 Healthy Blogs Written by Actual Health Pros by Shape, a 2011 recipient of the Top 100 Health Blogs by Healthline.com, and Mamavation’s Top Dietitians Your Can Count on For Social Media.

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-Toby

Avocados: The New Apple?

February 11th, 2015
By Catherine Cioffi, RD, Contributing Blogger We all know an apple a day keeps the doctor away. Though this certainly may be true, a new study suggests that eating an avocado daily may also have potential health benefits. Published in The Journal of the American Heart Association, the study found that eating one avocado a day as a part of an overall balanced diet can help to lower “bad” cholesterol. Led by nutrition…

Debunking the Trend: Gluten-Free Diet

February 10th, 2015

By Sheridan Jonas, Guest Blogger In 2014, it was estimated that Americans would spend $7 billion on gluten free foods. But why all the hype? In some cases a gluten-free diet is necessary, but in other cases, money is being tossed away. What is Gluten? 
Gluten-free has become one of the nation’s top buzzwords in diet trends. But what is gluten? Gluten is a protein found in grains including wheat, rye, barley, and triticale…

5 Ways To Be Good To Your Heart

February 9th, 2015

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

February 6th, 2015
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.…

Fooducate Introduces Added Sugar

February 5th, 2015
By Alicia Slusarek, Contributing Blogger The first step to eating and feeling better begins with what you put in your grocery cart. Theoretically, if you choose better-for-you foods at the market, you’ll cook and eat more nutritious meals at home. Although it sounds simple, making those better choices can be challenging! In fact, despite our best intentions and motivation to be healthy, grocery shopping can be…
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