Nutrition Essentials

Good Fats vs. Bad Fats 03:36

Good Fats vs. Bad Fats

Not all fats are created equal - our dietitian reviews good fats vs bad fats for your diet. Be sure to stay away from bad fats

Essentials: Calcium 03:32

Essentials: Calcium

Calcium is the most prevalent mineral in your entire body. This mineral is not made by the body, so it's important to eat calcium rich foods.

Essentials: Soy 03:02

Essentials: Soy

Soy and soy products, like soybeans, are a great substitute for animal proteins and are rich in isoflavones, which have many health benefits.

Essentials: Fiber 03:42

Essentials: Fiber

There are many health benefits of fiber. But what is fiber exactly? There are two main types of fiber, soluble and insoluble fiber.

Essentials: Eggs 02:24

Essentials: Eggs

Eggs are a great source of protein. In this video, Registered Dietitian Lynn Goldstein you how to replace some of the cholesterol in eggs.

Essentials: Dirty Dozen 04:10

Essentials: Dirty Dozen

Many fruits and vegetables often contain pesticides. To avoid this, it is advised to consume organic foods and to stay away from the Dirty Dozen foods

Essentials: Carbs 02:45

Essentials: Carbs

Carbohydrates are vital to a diet and are in almost everything we eat. But are carbs good for you? Carbs can be classified into good carbs & bad carbs

Essentials: Chocolate 02:53

Essentials: Chocolate

Throughout time, people have been using chocolate, or more specifically cocoa, to treat upset stomachs and raging fevers.

The Benefits of Drinking Water 02:21

The Benefits of Drinking Water

Did you know 8 glasses a day isn't the magic number? Dietitian Lynn Goldstein reviews the benefits of drinking water.

Essentials: Protein 03:06

Essentials: Protein

Protein is vital to a balanced diet. Types of protein are divided into complete and incomplete, which are derived from different sources of protein.

Essentials: Salt 02:52

Essentials: Salt

Salt is essential for human life. Unfortunately too much salt can raise blood pressure, which can lead to heart failure, stroke and kidney disease.

Essentials: Cholesterol 03:28

Essentials: Cholesterol

Understanding cholesterol can be tricky. In this video, registered dietitian Lynn Goldstein explains how important cholesterol is in the body.

Essentials: ABC's of Vitamins 03:41

Essentials: ABC's of Vitamins

What are vitamins? Those who don't get enough vitamins naturally can take vitamin supplements, but there can be effects of vitamins.

Essentials: Iron 03:49

Essentials: Iron

Iron is an essential building block for our body. Shortage of iron in the body can lead to anemia, which keeps your body from producing hemoglobin.

Essentials: Coffee 02:52

Essentials: Coffee

Some say that the effects of drinking coffee may lead to cardiovascular disease, but there are also many benefits of drinking coffee as well.

Essentials: Tea 03:41

Essentials: Tea

Tea not only tastes good, but it is good for your body. There are four types of tea, with black tea being the most popular.

Essentials: Vitamin D 03:33

Essentials: Vitamin D

Vitamin D is an essential nutrient in your body. Over one million people around the world don't get enough of this and have vitamin D deficiency.

Essentials: Fish 03:30

Essentials: Fish

So, is fish healthy? In short, yes! Fish is an important source of Omega-3 fatty acids like DHA and EPA. Watch this video to learn more!

What a Nutritionist Wants You to Know About Sugar 03:07

What a Nutritionist Wants You to Know About Sugar

Yes, you probably need to cut back. Here's how.

Essentials: Milk 03:32

Essentials: Milk

Dairy products are the most common source of calcium, which is essential for building healthy bones and teeth. Milk is also fortified with vitamin D.

Diet Tips

Take the new fruit challenge 01:54

Take the new fruit challenge

Fruit doesn’t just satisfy a sweet tooth, it also contains lots of nutrients. Apples contain fiber and help aid in digestion. Oranges are known for vi

Better You Tip: Emotional Eating 01:18

Better You Tip: Emotional Eating

Emotional eating is a dangerous track to go down. Dr. Preeti Parikh explains the science behind this and how to curb emotional eating.

A Sweet Tooth's Guide to Eating Fruit for Dessert 00:42

A Sweet Tooth's Guide to Eating Fruit for Dessert

Try a nutritionist's hacks for dessert that's sweet and healthy.

How To Stay Healthy While Dining Out 01:33

How To Stay Healthy While Dining Out

Is it possible to eat at a restaurant and keep things relatively healthy? It sure is! Our registered dietitian gives her best tips.

Hunger or Habit 01:42

Hunger or Habit

In this video, registered dietician Sharon Richter explains what it means to be a mindless eater.

Is Organic Produce Healthier? 01:37

Is Organic Produce Healthier?

Is buying organic really worth it? In this video, Registered Dietitian Sharon Richter discusses what organic means and when you should focus on buying

Better You Tip: Diet Journal 01:01

Better You Tip: Diet Journal

One of the best exercises in your weight loss plan is keeping a journal. Learn how to do so in order to keep yourself accountable.

Probiotics and Your Diet 10:45

Probiotics and Your Diet

Dr. Preeti Parikh joins the host of Gluten Free Tasty, Jenne, to give advice on where probiotics are found and the benefits they may bring.

Better You Tip: Kitchen Diet 01:02

Better You Tip: Kitchen Diet

Changing your diet can be difficult, so here are some tips to help you make your kitchen an encouraging and motivational place.

How to Buy The Best Fish 01:45

How to Buy The Best Fish

In this video, watch for simple tips for buying fish,such as looking into their eyes and paying attention to how the fish smells.

Healthy Eating 101 01:38

Healthy Eating 101

Some of the most important choices we make on a daily basis are the foods we decide to eat. In this video, registered dietician Keri Glassman exp

9 Tips to Beat the Bloat 03:08

9 Tips to Beat the Bloat

A dietitian overviews foods you should avoid to prevent bloating - these includes things like chewing gum, hard candy and carbonated drinks.

Tip: Yo-Yo Dieting 00:47

Tip: Yo-Yo Dieting

Yo-Yo dieting; the acting of gaining and then losing weight can be dangerous. Every time you gain weight your heart has to pump harder and your lungs.

Beware the Beverage 01:18

Beware the Beverage

Unhealthy drinks can sabotage an otherwise healthy diet. Many beverages have tons of hidden calories. For example, ordering the large iced latte with

Breakfast Tip 00:50

Breakfast Tip

Eating well starts with breakfast. In this video, Executive Chef Bill Telepan shares his tips on which foods are a quick and easy way to get your day

Better You Tip: Diet & Withdrawal 01:10

Better You Tip: Diet & Withdrawal

Quitting smoking can be tough but changing your diet may help ease the process. Here are some tips on how changing your diet can help you quit.

Tip: Spare Tire 00:56

Tip: Spare Tire

You may hear someone joke about having a spare tire. But there is nothing funny about the excess weight around your waist.

Thoughtful Meal Preparation

Make Ahead Meal Tip 00:42

Make Ahead Meal Tip

Cooking ahead is a great way to eat healthy all week long. In this video, Executive Chef Bill Telepan shares his tips on some easy to make meals that

Jumpstart Dinner with Ready-to-Go Veggies 00:44

Jumpstart Dinner with Ready-to-Go Veggies

Frozen veggies are great for healthy eating for people in a hurry. Stock up so they will be ready anytime and feel free to add to meals like stir-fry

Perfect Plate 01:04

Perfect Plate

The old confusing food pyramid has been transformed in to a nice little circle. Fill half of your plate with fruits and veggies, fill a quarter of you

Sandwich Logic 01:03

Sandwich Logic

There are lots of sandwiches you can make for a healthy lunchtime staple. Use whole wheat or whole grain bread. Choose a lean meat like turkey or chic

Snacking Smarter

Outlast a Food Craving 00:59

Outlast a Food Craving

We often think we are hungry due to stress, boredom or the fact that we know junk food is around. A good way to put the brakes on these cravings and t

Tip: Healthy Snacks 00:49

Tip: Healthy Snacks

In this video, Registered Dietitian Sheila Kelly gives some helpful tips on healthy snacks. Her advice? Skip the chips!

Snack Well 01:03

Snack Well

Snacks get a bad rap but they are a necessary bridge between meals. They keep your energy up so you don’t crash and also prevent overeating!

Tip: Grazing/Smaller Meals 00:53

Tip: Grazing/Smaller Meals

Despite what your mother taught you growing up, eating three big meals is not ideal for our bodies. When you eat a big meal, your body cannot use all

Know Your Ingredients

Tip: Muscle Foods 01:21

Tip: Muscle Foods

You don’t need a fancy shake to get pumped up for the gym. There are plenty of foods that are great for getting your body in excellent shape.

Salt Reduction Tip 00:46

Salt Reduction Tip

In this video, Executive Chef Bill Telepan shares his tips to replace salt and not lose any flavor. Use these next time you reach for the salt shaker!

Tip: Fiber Up 00:51

Tip: Fiber Up

The average American only gets half of the recommended daily fiber amount. Fiber can help with weight control and lower cholesterol.

The Truth About Lite 01:36

The Truth About Lite

When shopping, we often check the labels for words like “Light” or “Reduced Fat.” But is this a good thing? Often, when one ingredient is taken out!

Tip: Smart Condiments 01:02

Tip: Smart Condiments

It’s easy to erase healthy eating by dumping on a sauce or dressing that is high in sugar. To avoid this, make sure you compare labels.

Say Yes to the Right Bread 00:55

Say Yes to the Right Bread

If you're dieting, you don’t have to live without bread as long as you choose the right one. Check the label and make sure it says 100% whole grains.

Sound the Sugar Alarm 01:40

Sound the Sugar Alarm

Soft drinks, candy and baked goods aren’t the only ones containing too much sugar. In fact, sugar is in almost everything we eat and is often disguise

Grocery Store Tips

Label Lingo 01:21

Label Lingo

If you want to make smart eating decisions, take time to read and understand nutrition labels. Check portions and look at the ingredient list; the hig

Healthy Grocery Shopping: Packaged Goods 02:51

Healthy Grocery Shopping: Packaged Goods

Finding a healthy packaged food item can be tough. In this video, Registered Dietitian Sheila Kelly shares her tips on how to navigate the frozen food

Healthy Grocery Shopping: Fresh Foods 03:36

Healthy Grocery Shopping: Fresh Foods

A big part of healthy eating is making smart, nutritious choices in the grocery store. In this video, Registered Dietitian Sheila Kelly shares her tip

Healthier Eating - It's in the Bag 00:44

Healthier Eating - It's in the Bag

Packing your own lunch can save you both cash and calories. If you don’t have a fridge at the office, find a cheap cooler bag to keep your water and s

Reroute your cart 01:31

Reroute your cart

A common rule when looking for healthy food in the supermarket is to stick to the outer edges. Grocers stock their best, least processed seasonal food

What's For Lunch?

What's For Lunch? PB&J!? 02:24

What's For Lunch? PB&J!?

In this episode of ‘What’s for Lunch?!’ nutritionist Amy sits in the park with a New Yorker eating a peanut butter and jelly sandwich. While PB&J may

What's For Lunch? Sweets and Hot Dogs!? 02:36

What's For Lunch? Sweets and Hot Dogs!?

In this episode of ‘What’s for Lunch?!’ nutritionist Amy sits in the park with a New Yorker to discuss how eating hot dogs and sweets are not the best

What's For Lunch? Giant Sandwich?! 03:23

What's For Lunch? Giant Sandwich?!

In this episode of ‘What’s for Lunch?!’ nutritionist Amy sits in the park with a New Yorker eating a jumbo sandwich. She cautions that even though a s

What's For Lunch? White Bread?! 03:14

What's For Lunch? White Bread?!

In this episode of ‘What’s for Lunch?!’ nutritionist Amy sits in the park with a New Yorker to discuss the dangers of sandwiches made with white bread

What's For Lunch? Grape Soda!? 02:43

What's For Lunch? Grape Soda!?

In this episode of ‘What’s for Lunch?!’ nutritionist Amy sits in the park with a New Yorker drinking a grape soda. While a drink like grape soda may s

What's For Lunch? Pad Thai?! 03:12

What's For Lunch? Pad Thai?!

In this episode of ‘What’s for Lunch?!’ nutritionist Amy sits in the park with a New Yorker to discuss the nutritional value of Chicken Pad Thai. Spoi

What's For Lunch? Street Food? 02:05

What's For Lunch? Street Food?

In this episode of ‘What’s for Lunch?!’ nutritionist Amy sits in the park with a New Yorker eating a gyro. While there are some veggies in his sandwic

Food Rescue

Episode 1: Mom Michelle and Little Maisie, Part 1 05:58

Episode 1: Mom Michelle and Little Maisie, Part 1

In this episode of Food Rescue, nutritionist Amy Hendel goes through Michelle’s cabinets and explains what foods are beneficial and which ones she cou

Episode 1: Mom Michelle and Little Maisie, Part 2 05:03

Episode 1: Mom Michelle and Little Maisie, Part 2

In this episode of Food Rescue, nutritionist Amy Hendel goes through Michelle’s refrigerator and explains what foods are beneficial and which ones she

Episode 2: Pregnant Mom Tiffany and Dad Mike, Part 1 05:38

Episode 2: Pregnant Mom Tiffany and Dad Mike, Part 1

In this episode of Food Rescue, nutritionist Amy Hendel joins mom Tiffany, dad Mike and their son to break down their diet and give some tips on ways

Episode 2: Pregnant Mom Tiffany and Dad Mike, Part 2 03:44

Episode 2: Pregnant Mom Tiffany and Dad Mike, Part 2

In this episode of Food Rescue, nutritionist Amy Hendel joins dad Mike and his son Mikey to discuss ways to improve their overall eating habits. Some

Episode 3: Empty Nesters Raymond and Janae, Part 1 04:40

Episode 3: Empty Nesters Raymond and Janae, Part 1

In this episode of Food Rescue, nutritionist Amy Hendel joins empty nesters Raymond and Janae to discuss which foods are beneficial and which ones the

Episode 3: Empty Nesters Raymond and Janae, Part 2 03:39

Episode 3: Empty Nesters Raymond and Janae, Part 2

In this episode of Food Rescue, Nutritionist Amy Hendel joins empty nesters Raymond and Janae to discuss which foods are beneficial.

Episode 3 Extra: Farmer's Market 05:28

Episode 3 Extra: Farmer's Market

In this episode of Food Rescue, nutritionist Amy Hendel brings Janae to the Farmer’s Market and introduces her to fresh fish. She explains that fish l

Episode 4: Stacy, Anthony and the Tweens, Part 1 03:15

Episode 4: Stacy, Anthony and the Tweens, Part 1

In this episode of Food Rescue, nutritionist Amy Hendel joins Stacy and Anthony’s family to discuss which foods from their kitchen are beneficial and

Episode 4: Stacy, Anthony and the Tweens, Part 2 04:43

Episode 4: Stacy, Anthony and the Tweens, Part 2

In this episode of Food Rescue, nutritionist Amy Hendel joins Stacy and Anthony’s family to discuss which foods from their kitchen are beneficial and

Episode 5 : Single Working Woman Saya, Part 1 04:19

Episode 5 : Single Working Woman Saya, Part 1

In this episode of Food Rescue, nutritionist Amy Hendel visits Saya’s home to discuss her eating habits. Saya is originally from Japan and has been li

Episode 5 : Single Working Woman Saya, Part 2 04:39

Episode 5 : Single Working Woman Saya, Part 2

In this episode of Food Rescue, nutritionist Amy Hendel visits Saya’s home to discuss her eating habits. Amy warns Saya of the dangers of skipping bre

Episode 6: Young, Active Couple Brian and Siena, Part 1 05:48

Episode 6: Young, Active Couple Brian and Siena, Part 1

In this episode of Food Rescue, nutritionist Amy Hendel visits engaged couple Brian and Siena and discusses how they can balance their diet without br

Episode 6: Young, Active Couple Brian and Siena, Part 2 05:07

Episode 6: Young, Active Couple Brian and Siena, Part 2

In this episode of Food Rescue, nutritionist Amy Hendel visits engaged couple Brian and Siena and discusses how they can balance their diet without br

Episode 7: Empty Nesters Ed and Adrienne, Part 1 05:37

Episode 7: Empty Nesters Ed and Adrienne, Part 1

In this episode of Food Rescue, nutritionist Amy Hendel visits empty nesters Ed and Adrienne who are struggling with both their stress and their weigh

Episode 7: Empty Nesters Ed and Adrienne, Part 2 03:58

Episode 7: Empty Nesters Ed and Adrienne, Part 2

In this episode of Food Rescue, nutritionist Amy Hendel visits empty nesters Ed and Adrienne who are struggling with both their stress and their weigh

Very High Triglycerides

Very High Triglycerides: Cooking Up Better Choices 02:05

Very High Triglycerides: Cooking Up Better Choices

For someone with high triglycerides, eating healthy is essential. But choosing the right food is only half the battle. It is important to prepare your

Very High Triglycerides: Hidden Diet Dangers 02:17

Very High Triglycerides: Hidden Diet Dangers

If you have high triglycerides it is important to stay away from foods containing saturated fats, trans fats and simple sugars. But there are also hid

Very High Triglyceride Tip: Diet Swaps 01:15

Very High Triglyceride Tip: Diet Swaps

Eating healthy is especially important if you have high triglycerides. Diet can have a dramatic affect on these levels so make sure you are aware

Very High Triglycerides Tip: Fish 01:06

Very High Triglycerides Tip: Fish

Fish is often a healthy alternative to some fatty meats like steak or ground beef. Fish is an especially good choice for people with high triglyceride

Testing & Treating of Triglycerides 03:26

Testing & Treating of Triglycerides

To check the lipid levels in your blood you will want your doctor to perform a blood test called a lipid profile. This test will reveal your total cho

Very High Triglyceride Tip: Talk to Your Doctor 01:10

Very High Triglyceride Tip: Talk to Your Doctor

Having high triglycerides can be tricky because you will not show any visible symptoms. Just because you are not showing any signs does not mean it is

Very High Triglycerides 03:57

Very High Triglycerides "Do Not Eat" List

Having high triglycerides means you have too much fat in your blood. In the video above, registered dietitian Sharon Richter talks about what foods yo

Very High Triglyceride Tip: Exercise 01:18

Very High Triglyceride Tip: Exercise

Exercise is important for all of us, especially those suffering from high triglycerides. Since lack of exercise contributes to high levels, working ou

Children's Nutrition Tips

Tip: Healthy Kid's Drinks 01:00

Tip: Healthy Kid's Drinks

When giving your kids a drink, you want something that is nutritious but won’t get spit out. Start with milk and water and then try to find common gro

Picky Eating and Kids 02:40

Picky Eating and Kids

Having a child that is a picky eater can be tough, especially around the holidays. Ann Pleshette Murphy gives her tips on how to keep meals peaceful.

True Life Story: Overweight Children 02:43

True Life Story: Overweight Children

Health and wellness expert High Voltage introduces us to Ramona, a teenager who lost over 50 pounds, thanks to a change in diet and lifestyle. “Kids