• By Laurel J. Kelly

Housecall: Tips on cooking for 1 or 2

October 23, 2017

a man in the kitchen, reading a recipe and preparing foodTHIS WEEK'S TOP STORIES
Healthy cooking for singles or couples 
Do you make time for healthy meals when you're cooking for yourself? Or do you settle for leftovers and frozen dinners? With a little planning, you can enjoy healthy, delicious meals. Try experimenting with these tips on cooking for one or two.

How osteoporosis is diagnosed
Because bone loss typically happens gradually and painlessly, the first sign of osteoporosis can be breaking a bone, often more easily than you'd expect. But it is possible to determine if you have osteoporosis, before a bone is broken, by getting a bone density test. Learn about bone density testing and whether it might be right for you.

EXPERT ANSWERS
Is caffeine dehydrating? 
While caffeinated drinks may have a mild diuretic effect, they don't appear to increase the risk of dehydration. If you're worried about staying hydrated, though, here's a better beverage choice. Learn more from Katherine Zeratsky, a Mayo Clinic dietitian.

What causes adult bed-wetting?
Wetting the bed is common in children, but not adults. Bed-wetting that starts in adulthood, called secondary enuresis, is uncommon and requires medical evaluation. Causes for secondary enuresis may include a blockage or infection in the urinary tract, diabetes, neurological problems, and enlarged prostate. Learn more from Dr. Erik Castle, a Mayo Clinic urologist.

PLUS ADDITIONAL HIGHLIGHTS
Liver transplant: An overview
Molecular breast imaging
Slideshow: Common skin rashes
Sudden infant death syndrome

HEALTHY RECIPES
Cinnamon French toast
Thai peanut beef
Crispy potato skins
Easy pizza for two

HEALTH TIP OF THE WEEK
Quit smoking: Put it on paper
Consider what you don't like about smoking and why you want to quit. Do you want to feel better? Are you worried about health consequences, such as lung cancer and heart disease? Are you looking to set a good example for your kids? Do you want to rid yourself of that lingering smoke smell on your hair, skin and clothes? Write it all down, and carry the list with you. Each time you go to pick up a cigarette or other tobacco product, read your list and remind yourself why you want to quit.

Need practical advice on diet and exercise? Want creative solutions for stress and other lifestyle issues? Discover more healthy lifestyle topics at mayoclinic.org.

Receive a free e-subscription to Housecall and other health newsletters.

COMMENT

Please login or register to post a comment.