Happy Friday! It is truly a happy Friday for me, because yesterday we had our new countertops (HI-MACS) and undermount sink (granite composite) installed, and by the time I get home today the plumber will have installed our new commercial-style faucet and new garbage disposal so we can actually use the new sink. Wednesday night, when Jeff took the crowbar to our old, horrid tile counter and overmounted scratched-and-stained enameled cast iron sink (man, that thing was heavy), I nearly cheered. Good riddance!
We still have to finish detail work, including choosing and installing tile for our backsplash, but at least the kitchen is now fully, 100 percent functional. I’ll wait for the details to wrap up before I do the “big reveal” post, so for now, here’s your weekly dose of nutrition news:
- 100% bananas? Meet the fruitarians, who think we can live on fruit alone.
- Children’s [food] allergy risk linked to antibiotic exposure.
- Fried, grilled or baked foods? They may affect type 2 diabetes risk. (This has to do with advanced glycation end products, or AGEs, which I’ve written about previously.)
- Vitamin B12 as protection for the aging brain.
- Myths and facts about turmeric.
- The hunger in our heads (how physical activity might quiet the eating urges we get after mental activity).
- And, my latest On Nutrition column in The Seattle Times: Go with the (whole) grain.
Have a great almost-fall weekend!