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Dec 02 2014 | 6:11 am - When you think of protein, images of a juicy burger comes to mind. But, there are other protein sources beyond beef, chicken, pork or fish. Today, Toby Smithson focuses on an all-star plant-based protein that is also a grain — a grain that...
Nov 05 2014 | 4:10 pm - Stop passing by brussels sprouts in the produce aisle and start putting them on your plate. Enjoyed raw or roasted, these little cruciferous veggies add a variety of nutrients to your diet.
Oct 02 2014 | 6:14 am - There are more than 60 types of sugar but I bet you rarely think of beets as a sugar source. Yet beets are higher in natural sugar than carrots and even corn. Beets are a vibrant purple-red root vegetable that add beautiful color to our plates and...
Sep 02 2014 | 6:19 am - You want to eat healthier, but how do you choose an oil to incorporate into your diet? According to the science, there is no one “best” oil. All oils have 9 calories per gram (45 calories per teaspoon), and all contain different ratios...
Aug 06 2014 | 6:01 am - There are three main types of mustard seeds, somewhat unique to specific cuisines, and each with its own unique flavor. The familiar yellow prepared mustard found on picnic tables across the country, well that starts with white seeds originally from...
Jul 03 2014 | 9:40 am - Several recent studies have shown that eating food flavored with spices and herbs resulted in a nearly 1,000 milligram sodium reduction, and reduced fat in meals by nearly 70 percent. Summer is a perfect time to put these study findings to the test.
Jun 02 2014 | 2:01 pm - Wondering where you can get high quality protein, potassium, phosphorus, magnesium, zinc, vitamin A, essential vitamin B12 and riboflavin along with calcium and added vitamin D? In a word: Milk. Registered dietician Toby Smithson tells us more about...
May 05 2014 | 11:29 am - Most likely, you and bananas need no introduction. Mashed banana was probably one of the very first solid foods you ever tried, and bunches of these curved fruits can be found on your counter throughout the year. The average American eats an...
Apr 08 2014 | 5:57 am - One of nutrition secrets of mushrooms is their high vitamin D content. Few foods are considered good sources of vitamin D, which, according to the 2010 Dietary Guidelines is a nutrient lacking in the typical diet. Yet mushrooms, considered a...
Mar 04 2014 | 6:10 am - The theme this year for the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics' National Nutrition Month information and education campaign -- Enjoy the Taste of Eating Right -- is a perfect fit for Toby Smithson's column. Surveys show time and time again that...