Logan’s eating the cat food!"
know how my almost two-year old grandson manages to get into
things so quickly when my back is turned. I do know however,
that feline food is not recommended for children. And I know
that this is National Nutrition Month — the time to answer
questions from readers.
from Philadelphia writes, "I work for someone who cannot
touch or eat anything with garlic or he will have a terrible
reaction to it. Have you heard anything regarding this?"
reports of severe allergic reactions to garlic are rare, it
does occur. And many people who are sensitive to garlic will
experience skin irritation just by touching it, say experts.
reactions have been reported for cooked as well as raw garlic.
However, one study found that heat can degrade some of
garlic’s offending proteins. Therefore in some people,
cooked garlic may be a less potent allergen than raw garlic.
way, garlic is related botanically to onions, leeks, and
shallots. These foods might also pose a problem for people who
are sensitive to garlic.
anonymous reader writes: I heard something about drinking
water to help you lose weight. Is this true?
certainly can help. Besides the fact that plain water contains
no calories to contribute to weight gain, a recent analysis of
data from more than 18000 adults who participated in the
National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey found that
when a person increased their intake of plain water by 1
percent a day they had an associated decrease in the calories
they consumed. And the saved calories results mostly from
eating less sugar and saturated fat. What a deal.
reader writes: "I find that my daily cup or two of tea
soothes my soul. Does drinking tea give me any other health
it may, according to new research out of John’s Hopkins
Hospital in Baltimore. In this observational study — one
where people’s habits are compared to certain health
parameters — researchers found that adults who drank a cup
of tea a day were 35 percent less likely to have a heart
drinkers were also less likely to have dangerous buildup of
calcium in their arteries. Calcium deposits — known as the
coronary calcium score — have been linked to an increased
risk for heart disease and stroke.
drinking tea is actually responsible for all these health
benefits is still unknown, say these scientists. Other
healthful habits associated with tea drinkers might also be
involved. And we already know from other studies that tea
contains antioxidant substances and flavonoids that are
protective of our hearts.
rate, there certainly is an association between drinking tea
and a decreased risk for heart problems, concludes this recent
study. And by the way, the type of tea associated with health
benefits in this study varied from green to black.
Logan’s eating the crayons!"
those cards and emails coming in.