All Posts By Toby Amidor

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Should You Skip Breakfast? (Sorry, the Answer Is Still No.)

by , June 19th, 2014

egg in a hole
A study published earlier this month in the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition found that skipping breakfast doesn’t affect weight loss in dieters. But if you think the findings offer permission to skip breakfast, think again.

The Study

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News Update: FDA Hints at Releasing Long-Awaited Salt Guidelines

by , June 18th, 2014

bowl of salt
As blood pressure and health care costs for chronic disease continue to rise, the Food and Drug Administration is preparing to issue new guidelines on sodium. Americans currently take in about 3,400 milligrams (or 1½ teaspoons) of salt each day, a ...

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What To Do When Food Gets Recalled?

by , June 2nd, 2014

paper plate and plastic utensils
With a number of sizable food recalls in recent news, it’s important to be aware of products that have been identified as posing a food safety risk and to know what to do when they are.

Recent Recalls
Walnuts and hummus dips were on the recent...

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5 Star Ingredients of Latin Food with a Healthy Side

by , May 29th, 2014

pork tenderloin

The ingredients that make frequent appearances in the many variations of Latin cuisine are not only delicious, they can also provide numerous health benefits.

One delicious guava provides 37 calories, 3 grams of fiber and has twice the daily r...

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What’s the Deal with Hemp?

by , April 26th, 2014

Hemp products are making more appearances at health-food stores, but what exactly is the story with this plant? To answer just one burning question: Yes, hemp is a species of Cannabis sativa, but no, it’s not the same as marijuana.

Health Attr...

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What are the Health Benefits of Passover Foods?

by , April 14th, 2014

matzo ball soup
This spring holiday is filled with more than just matzo. From traditional dishes to symbolic foods, the Passover feast is filled with a wide variety of good-for-you nutrients.

#1: Egg
Hard-boiled eggs mixed with salt water are served as an appetizer...

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6 Healthy Eating Apps That Are Worth a Download

by , April 5th, 2014


Whether by homing in on the nearest farmers market, creating a visual food diary or offering another easy way to eat better, these apps merit a spot on your smartphone.

App: Farmstand by Mostly Brothers for iOS

Cost: Free
This app makes it simple to...

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Taste Test: Frozen Burritos

by , April 4th, 2014

As more burritos hit the frozen food aisle, Healthy Eats was curious to see which fit the “healthy” bill. Sure, making your own bundle of deliciousness is ideal — but sometimes you’re just in the mood for a grab-and-go meal. ...

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5 Foods That Should Always Be in Your Desk Drawer

by , March 30th, 2014

When hunger pangs strike in the middle of a busy work day, don’t run to the nearest vending machine. Stock your desk with these healthy picks.

#1: Homemade Trail Mix
Make your own crunchy concoction by combining dried fruit, whole-grain pretze...

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Chinese Takeout: What Are The Healthiest Picks?

by , March 22nd, 2014

This popular takeout fare tends to be on everyone’s speed dial. But it’s always good to know what the healthiest options are, especially when that deep-fried egg roll is calling your name.

Smarter Choices
Here are some phrases to look fo...

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