Wednesday, March 25, 2009

Nuts for our health and mind

While I was watching tv, I saw another program about the woman who had a cancer and now feeling well because of the food that she eats. The doctor told her that she only had less than a year to live but she survived. In the morning she eats fresh vegetables and fruits. She doesn't have much rice. What is important is eating fresh food and nuts. She eats nuts everyday specially walnuts. She has sacks of walnuts at home that she buys fresh from the county. She eats them as snacks, she grinds them to make salad dressing, she makes juice and a lots of recipe that she make with nuts. Since then I also bought lots of mixed nuts. I bought at least 3 packs of mixed nuts every weekend. In the pack are cashew, almonds, walnuts, and peanuts. We eat some everyday and we've done that for almost a month. Then one day, there were some red spots appeared in my hubby's body. Then he started to itch. His whole body was covered by red spots so he said he had an allergy. I've never seen him like that before. I even didn't know where he got those allergy then he said when he was young, he was allergic with peanuts. Oh gosh, I started to panic but he said he was okay. I told him to change all of his clothes and I also changed the bed cover, pillows, and blankets.

Luckily, he doesn't have them on his face so he went to work the next day. I felt better when I saw him back at home because he looked better or else I would force him to go to the hospital. Thanks God because his allergies were totally gone the next morning.

I still have some mixed nuts but I'm afraid to eat them even when they said they are good for our health. Well, if you don't have allergic with peanuts, then you should eat at least 7 pieces of nuts everyday. They are good for our health specially for our mind. They observed that a student who had a bad grades at school started to exercise and eat nuts everyday so she got a high grades. She said, it's easy to remember what she studied since she started to eat peanuts. Well, I think it will also work for you and for your kids.

Monday, March 16, 2009


Koreans like hot and spicy food so it's not surprising then if some of them are having trouble when they go to the bathroom. They suffer with constipation. Others including young generations have some stomach disease that can cause cancer. I guess it's because of the food that they intake.

According to wikipedia, Constipation, costiveness, or irregularity, is a condition of the digestive system in which a person (or animal) experiences hard feces that are difficult to expel. In Korean it is called Byeonbi. I watched too much tv and I sometimes get some issue about health. I found out that long time ago in Korea, when people have constipation, they cooked honey and make a round shape and put in the anus or dip dodeog in oil and push it gently to the anus. Ouch! The Korean Traditional doctor said it's true but dangerous if you don't know how to do it. So don't do it if your not an expert or else your disease will get more serious.

To heal constipation, eat enough fruits and vegetables everyday. Drink a lot of water and do some exercise. I heard bananas and plums are also good for constipation. Or try this tomato milkshake or fruits and vegetables milkshake that I make for our breakfast.

Friday, March 6, 2009

They are fresh and eaten raw

I always get some groceries at the mart and I've never been to the wet market. I trust the products specially the fish and vegetables because of the big sign in front of each shops telling that the food is all fresh. If you'll check out the date, everything were all pack on each day. The fish vendors always say that the fish were just caught in the morning which I really believed and trusted. But after watching the program on tv, I found out that most of them are just liar. They just change the pack and change the expiration date if they couldn't sell it on that day. They do it everyday until they could sell all even if it takes for a month. That's terrible!

When you buy something in the mart, they even say that you can eat them raw because they have just come in the morning. Among the more than 30 shops that have been tested, most of them if not all are doing the same thing. They even said that customers will just have a stomachache but will never die. Uh oh! Because of that, I never trusted the food in the mart so I'm lazy to buy something. Now my refrigerator is almost empty. I haven't gone to the mart for two weeks now and we have nothing in the refrigerator except different kinds of kimchi that my mother in law gave me.