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Eating Well with Chef Jackie

Co-Founder of Let's Move! West LA, Celebrity Chef Jackie KellerFood Exposed Online. Trained at Le Cordon Bleu (Paris); USC and UCLA. Chef Jackie is State Board-certified as a Health & Wellness Coach.

Skin-Friendly FoodsThere are a number of factors & foods that affect the look & feel of your skin. Dietary antioxidants help fight signs of aging & prevent cellular damage from UV rays. Essential oils & fatty acids are helpful in maintaining a soft, smooth complexion. And certain vitamins & minerals aid prevent of acne and wrinkles.

For example, omega-3 fatty acids have been shown to have anti-inflammatory properties that help lower risk of skin cancer and decrease redness & burning from UV damage. Foods high in omega-3s include salmon, sardines, flaxseed and walnuts. Additionally, plant-based omega-3s (chia seeds, walnuts, flaxseed) improve skin elasticity & help fight acne. Green tea has also been shown to decrease redness, blotchiness and discoloration associated with sunburns.

Vitamins E & C promote collagen growth, an important factor in wrinkles. High in vitamin E, sunflower seeds help protect the top layers of your skin and sunflower seed oil can be applied topically to lips and heels as a firming agent. Other foods that contain vitamin E are nuts, leafy vegetables, Our NutriFit farm produces organically grown vegetables, such as kale, spinach, collard greens that are high in these vitamins. We use these in the meals that we prepare for our clients! Also healthful are whole grains and avocados. You’ll find vitamin C in oranges, papayas, red bell peppers, kiwis, kale and strawberries. Bell peppers have also been known to fight crow’s feet and decrease sensitivity to the sun.

Foods high in zinc aid in fighting wrinkles by improving skin elasticity and prevent acne – look for high levels of zinc in red meat, oysters, shellfish, lentils and eggs. Copper and magnesium are also important minerals for promoting collagen growth – for copper, look to whole grains, legumes and cherries and magnesium try spinach, cashews, peanuts, soybeans and pimento & kidney beans. Dark chocolate (chocolate that is at least 70% cocoa) is also high in antioxidants and flavonols that firm and hydrate skin.

Chef Jackie says, "I'm available to Let's Move! members for consultations on Nutrition & Wellness ideas & planning.  Call me at  310.473.1989" Thank You!

Let's Move! Partner LINKS

White House Office of Let's Move!

White House Let's Move! Facebook

Let's Move! Hollywood

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Let's Move! WLA Health&Fitness Fair Guide

Let's Move! WLA Obesity Awareness Guide

Dr. Toni Yancey, MD, MPH (1957 - 2013)

Adapted Physical Ed - Beverley Vigil

Alternative Health Classes - Skye Kelly

Bicycle Services - Freddie & Norma

Childcare Services - Mai Pham

Children's Yoga Training - Teresa Anne Power

Contemporary Line Dance - Dianne Isaacs

Designing Programs - Dr. Stephen Loy, PhD

Community Gardening - Teague Weybright

Diabetes Management - Rufus Dorsey

Educational Materials - Natalie Lawson

Financial Wellness - Ebrahim Rad

Fitness TV Cable Access - John King

Fitness Walk Groups - LaTasha Lyons

Group Dance Fitness - June Caldwell

Group Movement Training - Ilaan Mazzini

Health Career Support - UCLA/BHPO Students

Healthy Lifestyle Programs - Rae Jin

Health & Environmental Studies - Coach Eich

Integrative Health Services - Ron Kato

LA City Health Plan - Neighborhood Guide

LA City Services - Len Nguyen

LA County Child Health - Eloisa Gonzalez, MD

Motor Ave Farmers Market Evelin Tamayo 

Nutrition & Cooking - Chef Jackie Keller

Nutrition Presentations - Minhee Kim

Olympic Gold Medalist - Althea Moses

Organic Baby Foods - Anne

School Gardening - Claire DeGard

Soccer Clinic - Jose Molina (310 581 3772)

Weight Management - Luis Aberto Aracena

Wellness Training - Jeanne Kuntz

Yoga Personal/Group Training - Ingrid Cheng

Urban Gardening - Alix Acuentino

Zumba Cultural Dance - Gisella Ferreira

from LA Comunity Garden Council

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