Despite its healthy reputation, Kale joins spinach and strawberries as the top three offenders in an annual list of vegetables and fruits with the most pesticide residue. The ranking, dubbed the Dirty Dozen, is released each year by the Environmental Working Group. The nonprofit consumer advocacy organization uses more than 40,000 produce samples tested by the Food and Drug Administration and the U.S. Department of Agriculture in compiling its list. First washed as they would be in a consumer's kitchen, the tests detected residue from at least two or more pesticides on more than 92 percent of kale samples, some of which held residue from up to 18 pesticides. Dacthal, a chemical compound banned in Europe for a decade, was found on nearly 60 percent of the kale samples, the group said. Even as kale's popularity surged, it hasn't been included in the USDA's regular produce tests since 2009, when it ranked eighth on EWG's list, according to the group, which found pesticide … [Read more...] about Kale added to annual list of fruits and veggies with most pesticides
Cambridge native Mindy Kaling is facing some blowback for supporting embattled comedian Aziz Ansari. Over the weekend, the actress posted a photo of a ticket to Ansari’s Friday stand-up show at The Orpheum Theatre in Los Angeles, captioning the photo, “Funniest s*** ever. ❤️” The controversy surrounding Ansari stems from a January 2018 article posted on Babe.net, in which a Brooklyn photographer whose name was not revealed said Ansari sexually assaulted her in his apartment after a date. Ansari released a statement shortly afterward saying he believed their sexual interactions were “completely consensual,” but that he “took her words to heart.” The allegation drew mixed reactions at the time, with some people questioning whether it muddled the weight of the #MeToo movement. After staying out of the public eye for most of 2018, Ansari eventually returned to the stand-up scene, including performing several shows in New England. … [Read more...] about Mindy Kaling was criticized for supporting Aziz Ansari. Here’s how she responded.
On of Bollywood's famous couple, Sonam Kapoor and Anand Ahuja, who are on a romantic getaway to Los Angeles are having a gala time enjoying each and every moment together and their pictures are a proof of it. The couple who have visited the Los Angeles County Museum of Art, Warner Bros Studio, The Last Bookstore and the later the Staples Center wherein they enjoyed a Lakers game, have been sharing unmissable pictures. Taking to Instagram, Sonam shared a picture with American actress Mindy Kaling , whom she bumped into at the Lakers game. She captioned the picture as "So last night at the game I got to meet and hang out with one of the coolest people I’ve ever met @mindykaling she’s impossibly sweet, funny and smart.. also thanks @anandahuja for taking multiple pictures of us! #everydayphenomenal #comefeelthelove." Not only her fans but even her cousin Arjun Kapoor couldn't hold his excitement and commented on her picture. He wrote, "I wanna be @mindykaling she's the … [Read more...] about Arjun Kapoor’s fanboy moment on Sonam Kapoor’s picture with Mindy Kaling
Kale is the epitome of all things healthy from the past, let’s say, five years. From green smoothies to kale pesto and even kale chips, this leafy green is one of the first things people reach for when they’re trying to shape up their eating habits. These facts made the discovery of a story about a registered dietician who advises against kale downright astonishing, but alas, noteworthy. Tamara Duker Freuman, a registered dietician who works in a gastroenterology practice in New York City, helps patients make sense of personalized food sensitivity and gut microbiome tests.RELATED READ: Four-ingredient vegan brownies: your go-to holiday recipe“There are countless reasons why objectively nutrient-dense, health-promoting foods might not agree digestively with a given individual,” Freuman wrote in SELF. One common example of this is high-fiber foods often referred to as “roughage” — the leafy greens (cough, kale), crunchy nuts or … [Read more...] about Gasp! This registered dietician is telling patients *not* to eat kale salads — here’s why
Following Donald Trump’s hotly contested claim that he’s planning — and able — to end the Constitutional assurance of birthright citizenship with an executive order, a number of public figures spoken out. Mindy Kaling — best known for her work in “The Office,’’ “The Mindy Project,’’ and “Ocean’s 8’’ — voiced her concern over her own citizenship in a tweet. “Wait,’’ Kaling wrote on Twitter. “I was born in the United States to two Indian professionals who later became proud citizens of this country. So… now I would be a citizen of India? My contributions to this country would be as a foreigner with no rights?’’ Over a thousand people have since replied on Twitter, many with messages of support. Trump’s tweets about birthright citizenship have sparked debate among Republicans and Democrats alike. Reports said he was first considering an … [Read more...] about Mindy Kaling speaks out against the president’s stance on birthright citizenship