Of Course You Should Salt Your Salad Greens, But When You Do It Matters was written by Mark Bittman for Medium/Heated, 3 October 2019.  Who knew it really mattered when you salt your veggies?!

The word salad comes from the Latin word for salt, so it’s no surprise that the two concepts go hand in hand: salting vegetables, even briefly, can maximize their crispness and flavor by causing them to release their water. But when should you add salt? Turns out that t iming matters.

  • Salted cabbage slaws are noticeably less atery and stay crisp and fresh for a few days longer.
  • Ordinary cukes benefit a lot from salting. First peel, seed and slice them. Then use the same procedure as for cabbage.
  • Sliced radishes may be salted like cabbage and cucumbers — they become milder and crisper — but only for an absolute maximum of 45 minutes, or they will become limp.
  • Lightly salting tomatoes always improves their flavor and tightens their flesh, but they are fragile. Use less salt (about 1 teaspoon per pound) and leave them for only15 minutes or so.
  • Onions become milder and crisper after salting, either directly or in a saltwater bath.
  • Treating raw kale this way makes it less tough and much tastier. Put chopped kale leaves in a colander and sprinkle with salt. “Massage” the salt into the leaves to start the process of breaking down the cell walls; let stand for up to an hour. Rinse and dry before dressing.
  • Avoid salting or dressing salad greens in advance or you’ll end up with a watery mess. Do it right before serving — toss greens in a bowl with plenty of room so all the leaves are seasoned, as opposed to a salt garnish.

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Relaxation makes worriers more anxious was reported by Robby Berman for MedicalNewsToday.com, 14 October 2014.  Some people become more anxious as they attempt to relax because relaxing interrupts their worrying, according to new research.  Who knew!?

Although the intent of relaxation exercises is to reduce anxiety, for some people, they have the opposite effect. A new study concludes that, in these people, relaxation conflicts with a strategy that they employ to lessen the impact of negative events: continual worrying.  The authors of the study were Michelle Newman, a professor of psychology, and Hanjoo Kim, a graduate student in psychology, both at Penn State University, in College Park, PA.  The team summarized their findings in a paper that appears in the December issue of the Journal of Affective Disorders.

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What are the health benefits of triphala? was detailed by Jennifer Berry for MedicalNewsToday.com, 3 October 2019. 

Triphala is an ancient herbal remedy with antioxidant, anti-inflammatory, and antibacterial effects. Triphala may have various health benefits, such as improving oral and digestive health and supporting skin healing. Current research  Among research studies, potential health benefits include:

    • Boosting oral health
    • Skin healing
    • Digestive health (helps imrove peristalsis and thus, helps with constipation)
    • Arthritis and gout
    • Stress and anxiety

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Diabetes Ratings for Restaurants? is a fabulous blog post by Laddie Lindahl on TestGuessandGo.com, 9 October 2019.  Do you agree?

I think that there should be diabetes ratings for restaurants.  I want restaurant chains to be evaluated for the accuracy of the carb counts in their nutrition information. And maybe I want to add glycemic load to that evaluation.  I want to know if I bolus my insulin based on the posted carb count of the food I choose, do I have a chance in h*ll of having a good blood sugar result?

Rumor is that carbs float in the air at restaurants and your blood sugar is going to spike no matter what!  YES, Laddie, I agree!!!

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