Thursday, April 28, 2005

A good lunch.

Today I was short on time for lunch, so I combined several ingredients that I happened to have lying around, and it was delicious! Not to mention that it was very healthy.

* bite-sized chunks of fresh pineapple (and/or other fruit, like berries)
* vanilla yogurt
* shredded coconut
* almonds.


And NOW, for something EXTRA special ... why that was a very healthy lunch. This info is courtesy of the book The Food Doctor, which is courtesy of my mother (mom, they have a new edition -- oh no, we're not up-to-date!).

Pineapple. Contains calcium, magnesium, potassium, phosphorus, beta-carotene, vitamin C. Benefits: contains bromelain, a potent digestive enzyme, scavenging bacteria and parasites: very similar to stomach acid. Not kind to tooth enamel.

Yogurt. Contains calcium and vitamin D. Benefits: Beneficial to intestinal tract by regenerating good bacteria. Soothing, cooling. Use live organic yogurt only, which contains acidophilus bacteria.

Almonds. Contain magnesium, phosphorus, potassium, zinc, folic acid, vitamin B2, vitamin B3, vitamin E. Benefits: very alkaline, good source of protein, contain leatril (anti-cancer). Good building food for those who are underweight (MER: yeah, lots of us have that problem!)

Coconut. Contains magnesium, potassium, phosphorus, zinc, folic acid, and vitamin C. Benefits: Regulates thyroid function.

UPDATE: you can view this at Once you're on the home page, click on 'books,' 'the Food Doctor Book,' 'read the original book here,' and then 'your top 100 foods for health.'

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