|Rice with tomato omelet|
Food Diary (December 15, 2011)
Breakfast: Semolina pudding with raisins and almonds
Lunch: Rice with tomato omelet
Dinner: Sourdough toast with caramelized onion curry
Yesterday I ate too much chocolates. Today I planned to have a break and not have a kit kat or any chocolate. I bought two 100gram bars of white baking chocolate. I very rarely buy baking chocolate since regular chocolate works fine. Baking chocolate is meant to be slightly harder I think. The last time I bought baking chocolate, it tasted a bit like plastic when eaten uncooked, not that I eat plastic. Anyway the white chocolate tasted fantastic, even when eaten uncooked. It was made with cocoa butter, not hydrogenated stuff.
I bit a bit guilty after eating one whole bar. Then I took a long walk home to get rid of the guilty feeling. At home I saw a letter waiting for me. There has been an issue that was hovering over my head for the past many months, giving me something to worry about on a daily basis. It is gone, sorted favourably. And somehow I miraculously managed to resist the urge to get my hands on the second bar of chocolate. Its still sitting there, untouched. His (or her) days are numbered.
Today's Favourite Photo
Source: A Hamburger Today
Postmodern Burger at Next – probably not suitable for eating on the go
Today’s Favourite Blog
“Let your food be your medicine, and your medicine be your food.” Hippocrates
Care2 has a list of foods and herbs with antibiotic properties which can support your immune system and help to defend you from certain infectious bacteria. These foods include:
Onions and Garlic: The sulfur compounds in onions and garlic are the key elements for use as an antibiotic. Both garlic and onions have been used to help fight off the residual effects of colds and flu, while garlic’s antifungal properties help prevent yeast infections and combat viral conditions, onion’s high phytonutrient content are known to “mop up” free radicals that can lead to cancer in the body.
Honey: Honey was used as an antibacterial treatment long before synthetic antibiotics were developed, in cultures all over the world, for wounds and illness. Honey contains an enzyme, antimicrobial in nature, which releases hydrogen peroxide and prohibits the growth of certain bacteria. In Chinese medicine honey is thought to harmonize the liver, neutralize toxins, and relieve pain; and its antibacterial properties are effective in the treatment of the bacterium Heliobacter pylori or stomach ulcer.
Cabbage: cabbage has cancer fighting sulfur compounds. Furthermore fruits and vegetables high in vitamin C are considered a natural antibiotic and a one-cup serving of cabbage provides about 75% of your daily adult allowance.
Fermented Foods: Fermented vegetables such as raw, unpasturized sauerkraut, raw pickles, cultured vegetables, and kim chi are all excellent ways to introduce probiotics back into your intestines.
Herbs: There are many herbs with antibiotic properties. Pretty much most if not all common herbs have antibiotic properties
Its good to know that most if not all of these food items are fairly common and eaten regularly.