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Are fern plants a good plant to keep indoors for cleaning air if your family has a lot of allergy problems?
Unfortunately no: Ferns are wonderful plants, but to really clean the air it takes a powerful air cleaner/purifier such as a hepa. This can remove up to 99% of airborne pollutants if chosen for the right size of room. Avoid ozone generating air cleaners. The moist dirt that live plants grow in can be a place for mold to grow--mold can be a significant indoor allergen. ...Read more
Genetics: We are programmed to recognize sweets in food and the taste is genetically pleasing to us. This has survival value in times of deprivation but is a shortcut to diabetes and obesity in times of plenty. Sweets can also provide a comforting feeling when other aspects of our life are not ideal. ...Read more
Watch quantity: For someone with diabetes, corn counts as a grain, or carb, rather than as a vegetable. Fresh corn, in particular, contains many valuable vitamins and can be part of a healthy diet. However, because it is a grain, it must be counted against your carb allowance for that meal. 1 medium ear has 26 gm of carbs; 1/2 cup cut corn has 21 gm carbs. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Diabetes: Diabetes can cause a sweet taste in your mouth, especially if your control is not good. Are you a diabetic? There are other causes. Some infections can alter taste perceptions. So cam acid reflux disease. You should see your doctor about this. And get checked. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer