Last week I was watching Jamie Oliver’s “Food Revolution,” the British chef’s reality TV show, which is filming in Los Angeles this season. On the show, which aired April 12, Oliver demonized the chocolate milk L.A. Unified School District (LAUSD) serves their students, calling it “the equivalent of a candy bar.” Oliver filled a school bus with sand to represent the amount of sugar in flavored milk that he claimed is consumed by LAUSD students every week.
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When it comes to my skin, I’m vain. But who isn’t? I’ve yet to meet someone—especially a woman—who hasn’t ever aired a complaint about a pimple, dry skin, a sun spot, a wrinkle or [go ahead, insert your skin issue here].
Here’s the good news: you may be able to solve some of your skin “issues” with food. Eating food, that is, not slathering it on your skin (though, in some cases, that might work, too, but as a registered dietitian I can’t offer any advice there).
We’ve all gotten the memo—we should be eating more seafood. Seafood is a good source of healthy omega-3 fats and the USDA and the American Heart Association both recommend eating at least 8 ounces a week (2-3 servings).
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When you have a lot of ailments, popping pills for every ache and pain can leave you feeling like a walking drugstore, so it’s no wonder that some of us would rather brave through a headache than take a pill for pain. But can you fight aches and pains naturally with foods—without medication? While over-the-counter and prescription medications definitely serve a purpose, as a registered dietitian and associate nutrition editor for EatingWell Magazine I’ve found science that shows you can get some pain-fighting effects from food.
A few months ago, a new scientific paper discussing a link between mental stress and digestive trouble crossed my desk. I was immediately intrigued—partly because at the time I was stressed (it was during the holiday season, work was busy and my husband was traveling a lot on business), but also because at one time or another everyone feels taxed. This was information I knew you, our reader, could use!