Wednesday, June 15, 2011

Bulgur salad and pomegranate reduces stress

Bulgur Salad
Food Diary (June 14, 2011)
Breakfast: Rolled oats with banana, sunflower seeds and flax seeds
Lunch: Bulgur salad
Dinner: Flat bread with oven roasted tomatoes

The bulgur salad was fantastic, light, refreshing and filling. The mustard dressing gave it a nice kick. Unfortunately the salad was not very photogenic, however it made up for it with its good taste!

Today's Favourite Photo
Cake – yes it is a real cake

Today’s Favourite Blog
Food research is interesting but sometimes I wonder about certain results. Today I read that pomegranate juice could reduce stress in the workplace, according to new research. The study found that having the drink every day resulted in lower stress hormones and a reduction in blood pressure. 

The effect of daily consumption of 500ml of Pomegreat Pure pomegranate juice was studied over a two-week period by researchers at Queen Margaret University, Edinburgh. All 60 volunteers reported being more enthusiastic and less distressed after having the drink. The research leader said "On the basis of these findings there is a justified argument for busy workers to drink pomegranate juice to help alleviate chronic stress and maintain good health”.

And here is the most interesting part: “the study was funded by the Pomegreat drinks company”!

I wonder if volunteers were fed free bacon and cupcakes everyday, whether it will reduce stress and make them happier. It certainly would make me happy and perhaps reduce my stress. Anyway, without questioning the validity of the research, pomegranate is healthy.


  1. That fondant shoe is just fantastic. I struggle with just frosting even after the crumb coat!

  2. oooo i live pommy seeds! great recipe!! :D

  3. Having tried to make shoes out of fondant I have to say brilliant job. They are really hard to sculpt!

  4. I am on board with anything to reduce stress!

  5. Anything to reduce stress is great with me!

  6. Ha eating anything reduces my stress, so maybe just instituting snack time would be a good idea.

  7. Bulgur salads are wonderful and pomegranates are fabulous fruits!



  8. I love cooking with bulgur and like I said in my post on monday I love recipes and meals that reduce stress! I am all for it@! great recipe!

  9. I like bulgur, your lively and colourful salad (very photogenic in my opinion!) reminds me I have to make the bulgur salad more often.
    Even though the study is not credible, I would like to have a glass of pomegranate juice (I have never tasted it).

  10. Loving following your daily eats. You give me such good healthy and yummy ideas. This salad looks great.

  11. Your lunch looks fresh and healthy...I would dive right in. And I also admire that marvelous cake...such talent~

  12. OH your bulgur salad looks delicious - not bad picture at all. I don't know what bulgur I'm very curious now. Next time I see it I will know what it is. ;-)