Monday Morning Roundup: Food and the US Election, Stuff That is Making Us Dumb and MORE!

A collection of the best stories and tidbits on health, nutrition, and wellbeing from around the “web”.  Enjoy!

The San Francisco Chronicle published an insightful article by Food Politics author Marion Nestle on how politics and the US Election are playing into the makeup of school lunches for children.  Check out School lunch rules caught up in politics – in it Nestle details some of the controversy surrounding the USDA’s (amazing in my opinion) decision to put an upper limit on the number of calories included in a school lunch meal.

Ever have a specific ingredient (for me, it’s cilantro!) where you just don’t know what to do with it?  Endlesssimmer.com is a cool website that details 100 ways to cook BLANK.  Eggs, sweet potatoes, apples – check it out if you’re the type that likes to cook outside the box.  They even have a posting on Tequila!

Learn how to create your own medicinal remedies in 20 Pain Cures You Can Find in Your Kitchen in Natural Pain Remedies from Your Kitchen featured on iVillage.com.

To maintain optimal health, we need to be getting around 8 servings of vegetables everyday – at least two of those should be leafy greens.   It’s super hard to achieve this and it takes effort but one way to ease the load is to start your day off with a green smoothie.  Check out this tasty recipe from PETA that will essentially provide you with 3-4 servings of those health boosting greens.

This article from Cracked.com made me laugh.  It’s called 5 Things You Won’t Believe Are Making You Dumber.  I’ve pretty much experienced everything on the list…oh boy!

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