All Posts By Toby Amidor

Nutrition Expert at FoodNetwork.com

Is It Healthy: Sushi?

by in Uncategorized, April 27th, 2012
sushi

Is sushi a good idea for lunch today?

My husband and I make a weekly sushi lunch date.  It’s quick and easy to do in the middle of a busy work day and sushi is made with fish, veggies and rice, so it’s a healthy choice . . . or is it?

Yes?
Sushi...

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Deciphering Health Studies

by in Uncategorized, April 25th, 2012
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Can chocolate make you thin? If a health study sounds too good to be true, it probably is.

Reports on health studies appear on the news regularly. You might read one study that touts the benefits of a food – like chocolate, for example—while a di...

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Food Safety: Grocery Store Bags

by in Uncategorized, April 22nd, 2012
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Your grocery bag may be green, but is it clean?

Many folks love their eco-friendly re-usable grocery bags. But when’s the last time you washed them? A new survey found that only 15% of Americans regularly clean their totes, putting them at a higher...

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Nuts About Peanuts

by in Uncategorized, April 17th, 2012
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We're nuts about this . . . legume!

We’re nuts about peanuts, but they’re actually not a nut! Peanuts are part of the legume family along with lentils and beans. Seems we’re not the only ones going crazy for them. The average American eats ...

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5 Bad Dieting Tips To Ignore

by in Uncategorized, April 10th, 2012
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Weigh the crazy dieting advice you receive very carefully.

Trying to shed pounds for bathing suit season? Be careful how you go about losing the weight. There’s so much nutrition misinformation out there—don’t get sucked into thinking you’ve ...

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Foods to Soothe Menopause Symptoms

by in Uncategorized, April 9th, 2012
soy

Soy, in its many forms, can help soothe menopause symptoms.

Hot flashes, night sweats, irritability, oh my! If you’re looking to soothe symptoms caused by those hormones gone wild, add these foods to your diet.

What’s Menopause
Menopause marks th...

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Label Claims: Too Good to Be True?

by in Uncategorized, April 7th, 2012
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Should you believe everything you read on food labels?

There are some packaged foods that make me want to scream! Some try to make not-very-healthy foods seem like they’re super nutritious, while others take healthy food and make them less nutritio...

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Why We Love Asparagus

by in Uncategorized, April 5th, 2012
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Food Network Magazine's Lemon-Parsley Asparagus

It’s officially asparagus season; get yourself a bunch or two and we’ll tell you how to enjoy them!

Asparagus Facts
Part of the Lily family, asparagus is available from late March through Ju...

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5 Healthiest Restaurant Kids’ Meals

by in Uncategorized, April 3rd, 2012
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Think beyond grilled cheese when dining out with your kids.

Trying to feed your kids healthy options when dining out can be stressful. Most restaurants offer the usual chicken fingers, mac and cheese, hamburger with fries or grilled cheese, but the c...

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