Milton Stokes, M.P.H., R.D. http://www.eatingwell.com/taxonomy/term/1104/all en The Hidden Health Risks of Food Dyes http://www.eatingwell.com/food_news_origins/food_news/the_hidden_health_risks_of_food_dyes <div class="field field-type-text field-field-original-title"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Live or Let Dye </div> </div> </div> <p>Americans are now eating five times as much food dye as we did in 1955. That statistic isn’t as surprising when you consider that since then food dyes have made more and more of our foods colorful—from breakfast cereals to ice creams. While natural colorants made from foods like beets are available, many manufacturers opt for synthetic dyes—which may have dangerous health consequences, particularly for children, according to a recent report from the Center for Science in the Public Interest.</p> <div class="field field-type-content-taxonomy field-field-author"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Milton Stokes, M.P.H., R.D. </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-subtitle"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> How bad is Red 40 and more synthetic dyes? </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image-standard"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image_standard" width="310" height="310" alt="" src="http://bed56888308e93972c04-0dfc23b7b97881dee012a129d9518bae.r34.cf1.rackcdn.com/sites/default/files/doughnut_pink_310.jpg?1287007915" /> </div> <div class="field-item even"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image_standard" width="310" height="310" alt="" src="http://bed56888308e93972c04-0dfc23b7b97881dee012a129d9518bae.r34.cf1.rackcdn.com/sites/default/files/22111.jpg?1286568976" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-content-taxonomy field-field-publication"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> November/December 2010 </div> </div> </div> <fieldset class="fieldgroup group-related1"><div class="field field-type-text field-field-relatedtitle1"> <div class="field-label">Related Content Title 1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Related Links: </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-relatedlinks1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/blogs/health_blog/deceptive_food_labels_how_to_know_what_s_truly_healthy">Deceptive food labels: How to know what’s truly healthy</a> </div> <div class="field-item even"> <a href="/healthy_cooking/healthy_cooking_101/ingredient_glossary/natural_food_dyes">How to Make Natural Food Dyes and Where to Buy Natural Food Dyes</a> </div> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/blogs/diet_blog/low_cal_homemade_popsicles_without_the_additives">Low-cal homemade popsicles without the additives</a> </div> <div class="field-item even"> <a href="/blogs/health_blog/4_ingredients_that_sound_healthier_than_they_really_are_and_4_tha">4 ingredients that sound healthier than they really are (and 4 that sound scary but aren’t)</a> </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> http://www.eatingwell.com/food_news_origins/food_news/the_hidden_health_risks_of_food_dyes#comments Milton Stokes, M.P.H., R.D. November/December 2010 Food News & Origins - Food News Fri, 08 Oct 2010 20:17:31 +0000 Matt Malenczak 16442 at http://www.eatingwell.com Can Food Really Get You in the Mood? http://www.eatingwell.com/nutrition_health/mind_body_spirit/can_food_really_get_you_in_the_mood <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image-standard"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image_standard" width="308" height="308" alt="" src="http://bed56888308e93972c04-0dfc23b7b97881dee012a129d9518bae.r34.cf1.rackcdn.com/sites/default/files/chocolate_3_0.jpg?1297262330" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-question"> <div class="field-label">Question:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>Do some foods really increase libido? Read our findings—before your next romantic meal.</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-answer"> <div class="field-label">Answer:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>Oysters. Chocolate. Chile peppers that make you hot—and bothered? For centuries, people all over the world have been claiming that these so-called aphrodisiacs—and others, including asparagus, bananas, strawberries and you fill in the blank—stoke sex drive. </p> <p>But sparking libido with food is more fable than fact, according to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration, which reviewed the science on the subject. So why, then, do some people report heightened arousal after eating “aphrodisiacs”? Experts tell us it’s all in the mind—and in the heart, literally. </p> <p>“Experiencing increased libido from an aphrodisiac is analogous to feeling healing properties from placebos,” explains June Meyer, M.A., L.P.C., a psychotherapist in Stamford, Connecticut. “What’s in your mind matters more than what’s in your stomach. But if you think a particular food works for you,” says Meyer, “why not go for it?” </p> <p>What’s more, research shows that sexual dysfunction is sometimes a result of vascular disease, says Melissa Ohlson, M.S., R.D., of The Cleveland Clinic Preventive Cardiology Nutrition Program. “Eating a heart-healthy diet,” says Ohlson, “helps keep blood vessels healthy.” And since blood vessels nourish sex organs, substituting unsaturated fats for saturated ones, getting plenty of fruits, vegetables and fiber-rich grains and laying off the salt may pay off in unexpectedly delightful places. </p> <p>Bottom line: While there’s no proof that certain foods directly enhance libido, eating a well-balanced diet improves cardiovascular health, which in turn improves total body and sexual health. And if eating dark chocolate or oysters sets the mood, go right ahead. Just balance your calories with ample physical activity—in the bedroom and elsewhere.</p> </div> </div> </div> <fieldset class="fieldgroup group-related-group-1"><legend>Related Content Group 1</legend><div class="field field-type-text field-field-relatedtitle1"> <div class="field-label">Related Content Title 1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> More Recipes to Get You in the Mood </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-relatedlinks1"> <div class="field-label">Related Links 1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/recipes_menus/recipe_slideshows/healthy_chocolate_recipes">Healthy Chocolate Recipes</a> </div> <div class="field-item even"> <a href="/recipes_menus/recipe_slideshows/instant_chocolate_desserts">Instant Chocolate Desserts</a> </div> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/recipes_menus/recipe_slideshows/romantic_dinners_for_two">Romantic Dinners for Two</a> </div> <div class="field-item even"> <a href="/recipes_menus/recipe_slideshows/chile_pepper_recipes_and_other_spicy_recipes">Chile Pepper Recipes and Other Spicy Recipes</a> </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="fieldgroup group-related-group-2"><legend>Related Content Group 2</legend><div class="field field-type-text field-field-relatedtitle2"> <div class="field-label">Related Content Title 2:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Related Articles </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-relatedlinks2"> <div class="field-label">Related Links 2:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/nutrition_health/mind_body_spirit/saffron_to_boost_your_mood">Saffron to Boost Your Mood</a> </div> <div class="field-item even"> <a href="/nutrition_health/mind_body_spirit_center">Mind, Body &amp; Spirit Center</a> </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <div class="field field-type-content-taxonomy field-field-author"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Milton Stokes, M.P.H., R.D. </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-content-taxonomy field-field-publication"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> January/February 2008 </div> </div> </div> http://www.eatingwell.com/nutrition_health/mind_body_spirit/can_food_really_get_you_in_the_mood#comments Milton Stokes, M.P.H., R.D. January/February 2008 Mind Body Spirit Diet, Nutrition & Health - Mind, Body & Spirit Thu, 17 Sep 2009 21:42:30 +0000 Penelope Wall 14967 at http://www.eatingwell.com