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Kerri Ann Jennings's Blog (Page 30)

April 5, 2011 - 11:09am

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. Here’s a roundup of research that Rachel Johnson, Joyce Hendley and Karen Ansel have previously covered for EatingWell Magazine:


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April 4, 2011 - 2:51pm
By Kerri-Ann Jennings in EatingWell Blogs

Since I read about the Dukan Diet, which the New York Times has dubbed the “French Atkins,” I’ve been wondering how much this diet will take hold in the U.S. (you can read Elaine Sciolino’s piece in the New York Times here). It’s been wildly popular in Europe, with the French copy selling 3.5 million copies, and is soon to make its North American debut. Adherents, or “Dukannistes” include European celebrities, such as Kate Middleton's glamorous mother, Carole.

What is the Dukan Diet? It’s a low-carb plan made up of 4 phases, with an emphasis on lean protein foods. During Phase 1, which lasts about 5 days, Dukannistes eat only lean protein—fat-free dairy, fish, lean meat, skinless poultry and eggs—with a little bit of oat bran and lots of water. Phase 2 adds low-...

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March 31, 2011 - 3:25pm
By Kerri-Ann Jennings in EatingWell Blogs

Spring foods feel lighter--and some of them can help us to lose weight. Find out what these foods are here.

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March 18, 2011 - 12:21pm

As spring nudges its way forward, some of us are left with an unpleasant souvenir of winter—an extra "layer." Though that winter coat might have kept us warm through the long, cold season, by spring it's time to shed the padding. The good news is many springtime foods promote weight loss naturally, and not just because they're lighter than those hearty winter dishes. Here are my top picks for spring foods to help you slim down.

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Strawberries
Strawberries' fiber content makes them a good choice for weight loss....

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March 17, 2011 - 10:43am

Some foods just go together—peanut butter and jelly, cheese and crackers, peas and carrots. But some foods that taste great together are also more nutritious when eaten in combination. Here are three powerful pairs that are better together:

 Must-Read: One Surprising Food Pair That’s Not Better Together

Power-Food Pairing: Whole Grains with Garlic or Onions
Adding sautéed onions or garlic to whole-grain dishes takes them beyond ordinary—and new research suggests it can make whole grains healthier too. The study, published in the Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry, found that combining garlic and/or onions with whole...

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