All Posts By Toby Amidor

Nutrition Expert at FoodNetwork.com

What to Look for on a Yogurt Label

by in Label Decoder, July 24, 2014

The yogurt section in your dairy aisle has been expanding rapidly. There are so many options, brands, and spins on the delicious, creamy dairy delight it can make buying yogurt a confusing experience. Before adding any yogurt to your shopping cart, keep these healthy shopping tips in mind.

Update: Health Experts Weigh in on Proposed Nutrition Label Redo

by in Food News, July 23, 2014

Earlier this year, the FDA released details of the proposed nutrition label makeover. Many experts have been weighing in on the new look trying to determine if the proposed changes will help consumers make more informed decisions or add to the confusion.

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

by in Diets & Weight Loss, July 21, 2014

You can’t deny that JLo’s new body is rocking! She credits her weight loss success to the 22-Day Vegan Diet. The same diet Beyonce and Jay Z popularized by posting food photos on Instagram. But is cutting out all animal products a healthy way to lose weight?

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

by in Healthy Tips, July 12, 2014

The old butter verses margarine controversy is back in the spotlight. With many folks favoring wholesome, natural foods, margarine has now taken a backseat to butter. But can this full fat delight be part of a healthy diet?

Can Hypoallergenic Peanuts Live Up to the Hype?

by in Food News, Food Safety, July 10, 2014

Researchers claim they have the answer to those suffering from peanut allergies. But is a hypoallergenic peanut all it’s cracked up to be?

5 Ways to Prevent Summer Weight Gain in Children

by in Healthy Tips, July 6, 2014

A Harvard University study released in early June 2014 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, you would think the opposite is true! Here’s a look at what’s happening to our children and 5 ways to prevent unwanted weight gain during summer vacation.

Taste Test: Healthier Crackers

by in Taste Test, June 21, 2014

Have you perused the cracker aisle lately? In addition to the classic wheat crackers, you’ll find the shelves packed with crackers now made from legumes, nuts, grains, or seeds. But are these options really what they’re cracked up to be?

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

by in Healthy Tips, June 19, 2014

A new study published in the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition found that skipping breakfast doesn’t affect weight loss in dieters. If you think the findings of this study give you permission to skip breakfast, think again!

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

by in Food News, June 18, 2014

As blood pressure and health care costs for chronic disease continue to rise, the FDA is preparing to lower salt guidelines. Many folks in the U.S. take in about 3,400 milligrams (or 1 ½ teaspoons) of salt each day, that’s well above the 2,300 milligrams per day (or 1 teaspoon) maximum recommendation. By having food companies and restaurants cut back on salt, the FDA is hoping to lower the incidence of high blood pressure, strokes and other medical proble

What To Do When Food Gets Recalled?

by in Food News, Food Safety, June 2, 2014

With two recent food recalls, it’s important to be aware of which foods have been recalled and what to do when they are. Here’s the 411 on keeping you and your loved ones safe during a food recall.

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