Back on call at the proverbial mecca of medical wisdom...for your life :)
Before I comment on my dinner, I must first comment that a patient taught me an important concept tonight. Ever have your friends ask you to go somewhere and you really didn't want to go? I usually just don't get in the car with them, but say you were already in the car when they announced they wanted to... go eat chitterlings let's say as an example. What is an effective method to get them to change their minds?
My patient came up with the ultimate showstopper. Stab yourself in the chest! It was a highly effective tool in getting her request to go elsewhere granted. Of course, the friends may object to all the blood in the carseat, but likely, you will never face this situation with them again.
On to table talk now. It's always a challenge to find something both edible and healthy in a hospital. Don't ask me why, but hospital cafeterias are some of the final bastions of the unhealthy greased up, cheese coated diet. Tonight I found leftover hibachi factory sides though in the office refrig! Rescue (sort of).
Tonight we will have QUIZ CARROT!
True or False. The root words for carrot refer to its horn like shape.
Which of the following tidbits about carrots is incorrect?
A. The carrot is native to Europe and Asia.
B. The part of the carrot you eat is the taproot.
C. The flowers on a carrot plant are white.
D. The greens on a carrot are inedible.
E. In India, carrots are part of a popular dessert.
Which of the following statements is TRUE?
A. Growing carrots alongside tomatoes will reduce their yield.
B. Carrot pudding originated in Ireland.
C. Beta carotene, the pigmented chemical in carrots, is metabolized in
humans to Vitamin A.
D. Eating large amounts of carrots substantially improves night vision.
E. Kabul, Afghanistan claims to be the carrot capital of the world.
True or False. Carrots take three months to mature from seed.
True or False. Carrots can be used to treat intestinal parasites.
Question 1. True.
QUESTION 2. D
QUESTION 3. C
QUESTION 4. False
It takes 4 months to get a carrot from seed.
QUESTION 5. True.
Okay, go out there and eat a healthy carrot or two!