via Craft Beer and Your Health.
Before I continue I admit I’m thinking about beer and it’s only 10:00 am. But for years I’ve used my Saturday mornings to catch up on medical and health news. Last night The Boss went to The Mall after work so dinner got pushed back. By the time The Boss got home it was like “why cook?” so we went out to an Italian place for a quick meal. I managed to eat an entire half tray sized piece of lasagna and I started thinking this can’t be good.
I woke up Saturday morning and expected the worst when I approached the bathroom scale. Friday I was 190. This morning I was…190! There was no damage from the half tray of lasagna.
Must be the craft beer.
So with that thought in mind I wondered if craft beer (in absolute moderation of course) could possibly be healthy. Click through on the link (yeah, I know the research is self-serving) but I found the article enlightening and there are plenty of legit reference links.
Tonight our tiny town in Oklahoma is having its very first foodie/craft beer/food truck/pop up store/live music street festival. Roughtail brewery Roughtail Brewing Company | Home. will be serving two of their near beers (3.2 ABV).
I am excited.
The final tomato. As you can see, the plant has stopped budding, all flowers have fallen off, and there has been no new growth for some time.
2014 Summary – 6 total fruit, 3 edible.
(unless this little fella ripens…)
The two pots of basil also did not do well. Some folks have no difficulties growing basil I seem to have the opposite effect on herbs. The purple basil died during a short heat spell. The other sweet basil plant (you can see the tip of the plant in the SW corner of the picture) is anemic.
Reminds me of the summer I tried to grow cilantro. It’s easier for me to pay fifty cents at the store when I want fresh cilantro.
Memo to Self – scratch “farmer” of list of possible second act careers.
via Stroke Rounds: Potassium Tied to Lower Stroke Risk.
Women (mean age 63.6) who consumed the most potassium each day (>3,193.6 mg) had a 12% lower overall risk of all stroke (hazard ratio 0.88, 95% CI 0.79-0.98) and a 16% lower risk of ischemic stroke (HR 0.84, 95% CI 0.74-0.96) when compared with women consuming very little potassium (<1,925.5 mg/day), reported Sylvia Wassertheil-Smoller, PhD, of Albert Einstein College of Medicine in New York City, and colleagues.
I had a banana with breakfast. I’m going to pop a few prunes now.