The Daily Journal from Fergus Falls, Minnesota on April 28, 1976 · Page 15
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The Daily Journal from Fergus Falls, Minnesota · Page 15

Fergus Falls, Minnesota
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Wednesday, April 28, 1976
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Food for Thought" Questions and answers By JEAN MAYER Professor of Nutrition, Harvard University Cabaret shows become popular Q. I am one of those individuals who has had to give up drinking milk because I have a lactose deficiency. ! really miss it and woY.dered whether it is possible to buy lactose-free milk. A. Although you will not find it at your neighborhood supermarket or local dairy, it is technologically possible to produce milk that is 90 percent free of lactose. Uctose is made up of two simple sugars, glucose and galactose. By using the enzyme lactase, which can be obtained from nonhuman sources, it is possible to break milk sugar down into these two simple sugars. Recently, a lest was made with lactose hydrolyzed milk, as it is called, involving a group of teenage volunteers — with very encouraging results. It was found that indlvuduals with lactose malabsorption can absorb the glucose and galactose in this milk extremely well. As for taste, more than half of the 32 study participants thought the milk tasted sweeter than regular milk. A few said it tasted "flat." But all except one said they liked it and would drink it And that, after all, is what counts. It is impossible to predict if lactose hydrolyzed milk will ever become available. However, it is certainly encouraging that such a nutritionally important food as milk can be easily modified into a form that lactose-intolerant individuals could consume without symptoms and can utilize efficiently. Q. In a recent column, you discussed nutrition problems in the elderly and said that because of decreased activity, the elderly need fewer calories. Could you please be a little more specific and tell us exactly how many calories my husband and I, who are both 65, need each day? A. Exactly how many calories a day you or anyone else requires is a highly individual matter. It not only depends on how active you are, but also on your body size. For example, larger people burn more calories than smaller people do to perform the same task. In the most recent revision of the Recommended Dietary Allowances of the Food and Nutrition Board of the National Research Council (NRC), it is recommended that men decrease their intake by 300 calories a day and women by 200 calories after 50 years of age. This means that what they call the "reference man" (5 foot 9, weighing 154 pounds) would require an average of 2,400 calories, while the "reference woman" (5 feet 5, weighing 128 pounds) would need about 2,000 calories. These figures are for individuals who are engaged in light activities. Many elderly people may not be physically active enough to require even this many calories. But as the NRC report points out, at levels below 1,800 to 2,000 calories, it becomes difficult to get all the essential nutrients into the diet. If it becomes necessary to reduce your activity and therefore to cut back on calories, it is extremely important that your plan your diet carefully. While the need for calories may drop, the requirement for other nutrients (with the exception of postmenopausal women who need less iron) remains virtually unchanged. (Dr. Mayer has compiled a guide to how much activity it takes to burn off the calories in the most common foods we eat as part of his 31-day diet and exercise plan. For a copy of this book, send H.50 to "31-Days," care of this newspaper, P.O. Box 259 Norwood, N.J. 076«. Make checks payable to NEWSPAPERBOOKS. Q. What are the "mono and diglycerides" that I notice to be listed as an additive to almost every proceesed food? A. Mono and diglycerides are fats. As additives, they have scores of uses, including everything from keeping the oil and peanuts in peanut butter from separating to make caramels less sticky! But mono and diglycerides are basically not artificial compounds created in a chemist's laboratory. They are, in fact, normally found under a variety of circumstances. Triglycerides (chemical combinations of fatty acids and glycerol) are, of course, the commonest type of fats found in our food supply. However, small amounts of mono and diglycerides also occur NEWYORK(AP)-Onehas a husky voice and is known as the "Deco Dolly." The other speaks seven languages and is a former princess. They are Ihe newest attractions in New York's cabaret world, a scene fast cutting into the current disco madness of the city's dance emporiums. Deco Dolly is Suzanne Dawson, a 25-year-old throwback lo the days of black and white Ginger Rogers movies. The linguist is Nadia Gray, an actress known for her regal and aristocratic roles, but best remembered for the striptease she performed in the 195J movie, "La Dolce Vita." Both have put together cabaret arts as diverse as their lives. Their debuts here are first stabs at cabaret entertaining for both women. At least four cabarets have opened in the city over the past year, including Triangle, a Western, cowboy style bar. Many night life observers say discotheques are going out and cabarets are coming in. "There is a return to cabaret because people want and desire elegance now," says director Jay Binder. The 5-fopt-8 Miss Dawson, in slinky white Jean Hartow go n and precise art deco jewelry, arrives for her act at the Prive' restaurant in a chauffeur-driven limousine. She walks through the front door, "just like any other customer," she says, and the show begins. It is a magical, madcap romp of the musk of the 1930s, using the restaurant itself and a piano as the stage. There is one contemporary tune, "Prive' at Midnight." Other selections are by such greats as Cole Porter, Rogers and Hart, the Gershwin brothers and Noel Coward. naturally in food. During the cooking process, many triglycerides are converted to mono and diglycerides which can be absorbed from the gastrointentinal tract. In other words, these are naturally occurring substances and there is little reason to suspect that they are in any way harmful. Hill FII»kf~ I1IHDING MATERIALS DEALER STENERSQN LUMBER CO. 505 South Cascade Fergus Falls Phone 736-Mli f Announcement of Merger Drs. J.J. Buckley and Thos. H. Smith take pleasure in announcing the merger of their optometric practices - to be known as the FERGUS FALLS OPTOMETRIC CENTER. The joint practice will open on Monday, May 3,1976 in their newly remodeled offices at 117 East Lincoln Avenue, Fergus Falls, Minnesota. The new phone number will be 736-7554. THE COMPLETE STAFF INCLUDES . . . Optometrists: J.J. Buckley and Thos. H. Smith Optician: Gregory Miletto Receptionist: Margaret Bjorgum Frame Stylist: Renee Simons Optometric Assistant: JoAnn Bauer In addition to general optometric practice, full vision services will include: Contact Lenses-conventional and flexible Vision Aids for the partially sighted Vision Therapy for children's learning problems Eyewear from prominent fashion centers around the world Optical Laboratory for Lenses, Frames and Contact Lenses The Office will be open continuously from 8:30a.m. to 5:00 p.m.-Monday through Friday. FERGUS FALLS OPTOMETRIC CENTER 117 EAST LINCOLN • FERGUS FALLS, MINN. There's also "Limehouse Blues," "Flying Down to Rio," "Smoke Your Troubles Away," and "Dancing in Die Dark." "The concept here is to make these people extras on an RKO movie set," said Miss Dawson, a native of Montreal. Waiters, audience, the hat check girl, maitre d' and bartender are all part of the cay They are not professional singers and dancers. Suzanne is spontaneous and wacky. But she started out as a dancer and not a singer. "Someone or.ce told me, 'Suzanne, you're a good dancer, but you don'! blend into the (chorus) line. You'll never get anywhere unless you learn how- to sing.'" So off she went to the Boston Conservatory of Music. She left after two years, she said, in order to plunge into the business with her first audition. "I got up on the stage to sing and nothing came out. Noth- ing," she said, stretching the word with her tongue for emphasis. The reason? She had polyps on her vocal cords. Following a laser operation, Miss Dawson had to relearn how to sing. But Jobs were scarce. "1 hung around and waited tables," she said. "I became so frustrated that I started tap dancing on the subway." Eventually she did a series of plays at a New Jersey supper dub, including "Applause" and "Ul Abner." She also played the role of Gillian the witch in a Long Island production of "Bell, Book and Candle." Nadia Gray, who was born in Berlin and raised in Romania, never had a chance to sing in the 60 movies she's made. "Some people ask me, 'Why are you doing it?' Well, I have needs that go further than necessities. When you're born with something inside, you must do it," she said about her cabaret act. Although she made opera movies in Italy, there was no singing involved. She and the other actors in the films mouthed the songs performed by offstage opera singers, "We had to breathe when they breathed," she laughed. The cabaret act she has created (or the Spuxfletop v she says, is a little autobiographical and includes songs in Italian, French, Romanian, Russian, English, German and Spanish. "They're mostly ballads," she said, "because I like sentimental songs, I can't sing a song just for the rhythm of it; I love something that tells a story." There are dramatic Jacques Brel and Kurt Weil songs as well as the lightness of Noel Coward in her revue. Miss Gray has appeared with Frank Sinatra and Charles Boyer in films and Coward in the 1940's Paris production of Ferns Fills (Mi.) Jtinal Wed., April28,1976 fi-B "Present Daughter." She experienced the "cutting room floor" in the Audrey Hepbwn- Ulbert Finney movie, "Two for the Road," in which h«r flirtation scene with Finney was dropped. Her first husband was Prince C«istantin Cantamzino of Romania. Her present husband, lawyer Herbert Silverman, fell in love with her after seeing Miss Gray in "La Dolce Vita." John Wayne pays visit to Fetthit CHICAGO (API - John Wayne, once a prop man for Sepia Fetchil, visited the veteran black entertainer who is recovering in a hospital here from a paralyzing stroke. "You look all right. They tell me you'll be talking soon," Wayne, 68, loW the comedian Monday. 89 OVERWEIGHT PEOPLE WANTED for a new program 'THE EASIER WAY" Call 1-612-762-1594 Direct or Collect WEDNESDAY, THURSDAY, FRIDAY AND SATURDAY ONLY! Come'n Get'em at White Drug! 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