Nutrition

Oct 10

What’s for Dinner?

There is so much information in the media right now about eating ‘clean’ or ‘whole’ or ‘raw’ or ‘organic’ foods that it can become confusing what all these words mean. What’s this ‘macrobiotic’ craze, anyway? Community gardens? Jamie Oliver’s Food Revolution? Processed…

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Oct 08

The Sugar Ban

I live in a mixed-income neighborhood in Harlem but do most of my grocery shopping at Whole Foods. When I run into a particular ingredient shortage, I head to the local bodega just up the street. It never ceases to amaze me when I see my fellow neighbors buying chips, soda-pop, ice cream, candy and cheap processed–if you can call it–food with food stamps.…

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Aug 02

Salt.

I like going to the movies.When I do, I order popcorn. It’s my treat, my vice, my salt lick.Ironically, I saw the movie Salt today.(Jolie is amazing, the movie, “meh”.)In my small popcorn, there were 225 calories, of which, 105 were from fat. I consumed 150 milligrams of sodium and 26 grams of carbs.I guess I should reconsider my snack at the…

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