“The ratio of omega-6 to omega-3 intake was highabout 10. Some experts use this as an indicator of diet quality , with a high ratio being less healthy,” says Dr. Keim. “In addition, intake of a key fatty acid known as DHA in children 12 to 60 months of age was lowlower than what infants generally consumeand it did not increase with age.” Dr. Keim’s study was also the first to examine the primary dietary sources of PUFA intake among children under the age of 5 and to examine age, race and ethnicity in relation to fish intake in this age group. Fish are an excellent source of fatty acids, such as DHA and EPA, and were shown to be the richest sources of PUFAs in children’s diets. “Only about 54 percent of children ate fish at least once in the previous month. Non-Hispanic black children were more likely than non-Hispanic white children to have eaten fish,” says Dr.
Celebrity diets were just as crazy in 1929: Vintage women’s magazine warns against Joan Crawford’s dangerous ‘three spoonfuls of soup’ diet
On Hollywood’s unappetising menu is a breakfast of hot water (0 calories) and eight tablespoons of consomme Actress Joan Crawford looking svelte for the 1955 film Johnny Guitar ‘Diet!,’ Albert writes. Bosses at Waitrose eat slice of humble pie as they bring Delia Smith back into the fold after dropping her for Pippa Middleton Albert then goes on to compare the ‘star diet’ to a correct diet compiled by one Dr Willis ‘from works of the most famous authorities on diet’. On Hollywood’s unappetising menu is a breakfast of hot water (000 calories, says Dr Willis) and eight tablespoons of consomme [clear soup], two saltine crackers and a quarter of a pound of tomatoes for lunch – total calorific intake, a meagre 138. For supper, the 1929 A-list diet consists of cottage cheese, two ounces of pineapple and a glass of buttermilk, which together bring the total day’s calories to a skinny 305. By contrast, the diet recommended by Dr Willis, which, he says, will have you dropping between two and three pounds per week, includes roast beef lunches and a breakfast of scalloped cod and stewed tomatoes. Albert alleges that actress Pola Negri ‘took 10 pounds off’ with a ‘spinach and egg’ diet The writer blames Hollywood’s diet demands for the death of actress Barbara LaMarr, who died aged 29 THE HOLLYWOOD STAR DIET* Total: 305 * Don’t try this at home Albert goes on to fulminate against ‘Shylock’ producers who when they demand a pound of flesh from their actresses, also ‘demand a part of the lifespan of the star’. What’s more she adds, the Hollywood diet craze is responsible for increasing numbers of tuberculosis cases and will ‘produce a race of anaemic tubercular weaklings’ if allowed to continue. She also blames Hollywood’s diet demands for the death of actress Barbara LaMarr, who died aged 29 of tuberculosis in 1926. Another anecdote concerns Joan Crawford, who, the writer claims, she saw having a lunch composed of just ‘a few tablespoonfuls of cold consomme, a dish of rhubarb and half a healthy dozen crackers thickly spread with mustard.’ Albert also alleges that actress Pola Negri ‘took 10 pounds off’ with a ‘spinach and egg’ diet, comprised of six ounces of spinach and a hardboiled egg for breakfast, lunch and supper.