My mother-in-law has been visiting with us for the past few weeks. She remarked one day while peeling a mango how she felt as if she had a kindred spirit with citrus fruit, but was quick to also mention how disappointed she was to learn that she is no longer able to eat grapefruit. When asked why, she simply replied, “I’m on cholesterol medication .”
That wonderful, thick skinned, tangy yet sweet fruit that is also known as the forbidden fruit of Barbados and grows in clusters like grapes is well known for its interactions with multiple medications. Grapefruit contains certain chemical compounds called polyphenolics that inhibit the metabolism or break down of some medications, statins being one of the most notorious. Statins are highly effective and one of the most commonly prescribed cholesterol lowering medicines. This class of medication inhibits a liver enzyme and can lower LDL by ~50% and raise HDL . Drugs in the statin class in...
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I have a supplier! Well, actually, I now have two suppliers. One is my friend, Tina, whose neighbors grow produce for the local farmer’s market . Tina regularly runs over to purchase at the neighbor’s house and has helped me get an “in” to purchase some great veggies prior to the weekend sale. And one evening (before our recent heat wave and drought sucked all the life from everyone’s gardens), Tina even delivered my tomato order to my house. Talk about service! She also has offered to help me track down some fresh basil to make pesto. More recently, I’ve also started approaching my friend, Kaye, who also has a flourishing crop of basil . It’s nice to have these ins, but there’s also something good to building relationships with local farmers at the farmer’s market. But how do you know what produce to plan for prior to going?
Well, one way is to consult Epicurious’s seasonal ingredient map . This graphic provides a 5...
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