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Salma Hayek is gorgeous!
She's got the looks and she's got the health — so it only makes sense for her to do an ad for something that's super healthy!
Take a few moments and check out the behind the scenes video from her Got Milk? photo shoot for The Breakfast Project that resulted in that fab ad (below)!
The Breakfast Project was set up to get more Americans enjoy breakfast at home and set the table with milk.
It looks like so much fun, and those PJs look amazingly comfy!
More BTS photos below!
At least you can't argue that it isn't going to a good cause!
The Obama administration has decided to spend a further $50 million on Alzheimer's research — something that is desperately needed.
The disease affect 5 million Americans, countless world-wide, and needs to be stopped!
Luckily, we have an administration that says it wants a cure, and fast, by 2025 and it plans to increase the fiscal year 2013 budget by $80 million. It plans to spend an extra $26 million on funding to support people who care for Alzheimer's patients.
We hope they can succeed! Alzheimer's is terrifying for both the patient and those around them!
[Image via AP Images.]
And most, unfortunately, are just relying on dieting!
A Gallup pole of the 52% of American adults who have successfully lost weight at some point in their lives revealed they were more likely to make various dietary changes than try good old fashioned exercise!
Results showed that 31% of those polled named non-specific exercise as their strategy for losing weight, while 23% named non-specifically eating less.
According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, pretty much all American's are consuming WAY MORE than the recommended amount of sodium.
88% of U.S. children and adults are consuming more than 2,300 milligrams of salt a day, the amount recommended by federal dietary guidelines.
A report from the CDC shows that the average American goes over the suggested daily amount of sodium by 53% and consumes about 3,513 milligrams.
Researchers aren't surprised by the data, but are now aware public health officials have a lot of work to do in order to curb America's taste for their favorite spice.
A high sodium diet can lead to high blood pressure, which contributes to life-threatening health problems such as heart attacks and strokes.
The problem, as a coauthor of the report points out, is not that we're sprinkling too much salt from the shaker on our food, but instead we're eating too much food that is too high in sodium to begin with.
Janelle Peralez Gunn, a public health analyst with the CDC's Division for Heart Disease and Stroke Prevention, said:
"A lot of people tend to think…'I don't add salt to my food,' without realizing that they've probably already exceeded—and in some cases probably doubled—their [recommended] intake before they've even picked up the saltshaker."
Health officials believe a partnership between the government and food companies may be the key to lowering America's sodium intake.
Over two dozen food manufacturers and restaurant chains have already pledged to reduce the sodium in their food up to 25% by 2014 with the National Salt Reduction Initiative.
We don't advise waiting for corporations to take action before you do first as a consumer. Check nutrition labels and opt for lower sodium foods as part of your healthy diet. Including more water, fruits, and veggies into your diet is also an easy way to reduce your salt consumption!
It looks like Americans are becoming more aware of their diet choices after all.
A new study has found that people are drinking less soda and consuming less sugar than they did 10 years earlier!
The surprising data shows that the percentage of our diets that is comprised of sugar dropped from 18% between 1999 and 2000 to 14.6% between 2007 and 2008.
After studying 42,316 people to see how much added (not natural) sugar they consumed, researcher Dr. Jean Welsh said, "We were surprised to see that there was a substantial reduction over the years."
What a pleasant surprise, indeed!
Just because Americans are consuming a lower amount of sugar, it doesn't mean that amount is low enough either!
In 2009, an American Heart Association statement said that Americans consume the equivalent of 22 teaspoons of sugar a day, when men should only consume 9 and women 6!
While we've managed to cut out an average of 23 grams of sugar out of our daily diet, we've still got a ways to go!
[Image via Ability Films.]
Good news for frequent travelers who are part of the 40 million Americans who suffer from allergies!
Hotels are now offering "hypoallergenic" rooms that are thoroughly cleaned to reduce dust mites, bacteria and other irritants — for a price that is.
We knew there was a catch! Ha!
For a $25 premium, allergy sufferers can book a room that has been specially cleaned with eco-friendly disinfectants, air purified, and includes beds with linens that protect from dust mite allergens.
According a 2010 survey by the American Hotel & Lodging Association, 38% of hotels have an allergy-friendly option and hotels providing air purifiers more than doubled to 25% of respondents, up from 12% in 2008.
However, not everyone is jumping up and down about the increased premiums for increased protection.
Paul Williams, an allergy specialist, believes hotels should be offering "reasonable options" for allergy sufferers, instead of an expensive premium, saying:
"There really isn't any scientific evidence to support some of those (hypoallergenic claims). People are paying money they don't need to pay, but it's their choice."
Exactly! At least it is a choice, unlike paying for checked baggage on airlines.
If your allergies are so bad that you'll need to fork up a little extra dough for the added insurance you won't be breaking out in hives or sneezing up a storm, these premiums can only benefit you.
However, if an Allegra is all you need, than maybe it's a better idea to save your $25 for a nice dinner instead.