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Friday, October 28, 2011

October 28, 2011

Lily is a Great Dane that has been blind since a bizarre medical condition required that she have both eyes removed. For the last 5 years, Maddison, another Great Dane, has been her sight. The two are, of course, inseparable.



My lunch today:
omelette! made with 2 eggs, diced tomato, skim milk, sliced shallots, light cheese.
scramble altogether and throw on the pan 
full of nutritious goodness like protein, vitamins and calcium


a little article which explains why i am against 2-minute noodles...

Is it Healthy to Eat Instant Noodles?

Instant Noodles is a popular cheap food item that keeps coming up to the market to attract the fast paced community of youngsters. Even though it is convenient to the user by saving  a lot of their cooking time of  but it is very unhealthy to consume because of its low nutritional value, rich in preservatives, deep fry causes cancer, etc.

What is instant noodles?
Instant noodles are dried or precooked noodles fused with oil, and often sold with a packet of flavoring. Dried noodles are usually eaten after being cooked or soaked in boiling water for 3 to 5 minutes, while precooked noodles can be reheated, or eaten straight from the packet

How are you aware of the good and bad effects of the instant noodles?
Instant noodles are often criticized as junk food since it is high in carbohydrates and low in fiber, vitamins and minerals. It has high level of saturated fat and trans fat. It is bad for the health due the high calorie and the flavoring (MSG) used inside.

What is MSG and its after effects?
MSG stands for Monosodium Glutamate is a chemical additive used as a flavor enhancer with no substitute. MSG causes neurological disorders such as Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s diseases as well as seizures, brain cell and damage, allergies, rashes, asthma attacks, headaches, and brain tumors.

MSG is not only found in noodles but is used around the globe in soups and broths, sauces, gravies, and flavoring and spice blends. MSG is also present in a variety of processed foods such as canned and frozen meats, fish, poultry, vegetables, and ready-to-eat food plates, dressings, ketchup, mayonnaise, soy sauce, sausages, snacks, some processed cheeses, soup powders for instant noodles, etc.

Is it safe to eat instant noodles on daily basis?
Absolutely not. Once you have consumed instant noodles, it will take 4 to 5 days to excrete the wax, which is coated on the noodles, from the body.






a great recipe i found. i love lentils ... they're low GI which means you are fuller for longer, 
they have no cholesterol, low in calories and low in saturated fat (the bad fat)

Lentils, Broccoli and Sun dried tomatoes Couscous 


Ingredients for 1:
Lentils 200gr
A handful of Sun dried Tomatoes
A handful of mint
Couscous 100gr
A quarter of a broccoli cut very thin
2 spring onions

Dressing: Extra virgin olive oil, balsamic vinegar, Salt and pepper. 



holy crap. and i thought my handstand push ups on rises were hard. this would require so much core strength and balance!

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