All Posts By Toby Amidor

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When Cravings Call, What Are They Saying?

by , August 14th, 2014

We all get cravings, but when they come in the form of high-sugar and calorie-dense foods, it’s our waistlines that suffer the consequences. But understanding the messages behind cravings can make it easier to resist the siren call of certain ...

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How High is “High-Fiber”? (Nutrition Buzzwords, Demystified)

by , August 4th, 2014

Ever wondered what that “high-fiber” cereal is actually providing in the way of fiber? (And is it less impressive than the box labeled “fiber-rich”?) Or ever considered how many calories are in a “low-calorie” spo...

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How to Create a BPA-Free Kitchen

by , July 31st, 2014

canned good
The industrial chemical Bisephenol A (BPA) has gotten increasingly negative attention in recent years. So much so, that congressional legislation was recently introduced to ban food packaging containing BPA. But it’s not necessary to wait for...

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What to Look for on a Yogurt Label

by , July 24th, 2014

The yogurt section in the dairy aisle has been expanding rapidly, with more spins on the creamy delight than you can shake a spoon at. The next time you’re adding yogurt to your shopping cart, here are some things to keep in mind as you scan t...

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Update: Health Experts Weigh in on Proposed Nutrition Label Redo

by , July 23rd, 2014

nutrition facts label
Earlier this year, the Food and Drug Administration released details of the proposed nutrition label makeover. Many experts have been weighing in on the new look, trying to determine if the changes will help consumers make better-informed decisions ...

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The 22 Days Vegan Diet Plan: Love It or Leaf It?

by , July 21st, 2014

swiss chard
Regulars in the celebrity-magazine rotation, including Jennifer Lopez, have credited their recent weight-loss success to the 22 Days vegan diet. It’s the same eating plan Beyoncé and Jay-Z popularized by posting food photos on Instagram. But ...

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Can Butter Be Part of a Healthy Diet? (Seriously, Now.)

by , July 12th, 2014

butter curls
The old butter-versus-margarine controversy has been thrust back in the spotlight. With more consumers favoring wholesome, natural foods, margarine has taken a backseat to butter. But can the full-fat delight actually be part of a healthy diet?


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Can Hypoallergenic Peanuts Live Up to the Hype?

by , July 10th, 2014

traditional peanuts
Researchers claim they have a solution for those suffering from peanut allergies. But is a hypoallergenic peanut all it’s cracked up to be?

About Peanut Allergies
About 0.6 percent of the US population suffers from peanut allergies. Symptoms i...

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5 Ways to Prevent Summer Weight Gain in Children

by , July 6th, 2014

ice pops
A Harvard University study released last month found that kids gain weight more quickly over the summer than during the school year. With the warm weather and more opportunities to play outdoors, one might think the opposite is true. But it turns ou...

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Taste Test: Healthier Crackers

by , June 21st, 2014

Have you  browsed the cracker aisle lately? In addition to stocking the classic varieties, shelves are overflowing with versions made from whole grains, legumes, nuts and seeds. But are these options really what they’re cracked up to be?

The ...

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