Wednesday, October 8, 2008

Safeguard Your Health!



Last Saturday, FIL was invited for a visit to a friend's organic farm at Jitra. He bought us some organic vegies. :-) Let's see what we got: Osyter mushroom, Enoki mushroom, lady's fingers, water convolvulus (kangkung) and a bottle of Ganoderma Lucilium 灵芝 tablets.

Nowadays eating fresh vegies is no longer safe. Most vegies contain a high amount of pesticides and residues from the use of chemicals. And now there's news reported about melamine was found is vegies imported from China. Does it sound scary? A friend of my brother who is the owner of a farm confirmed that pesticide is not avoidable to ensure a healthy growth of the plants. Indirectly, I interprete his words as "with the usage of pesticide, his income will be increased". An important piece of info: French beans contain the highest pesticide. My brother always emphasise this. Whenever he's around, we'll never get a chance to taste a single French bean.

On and off, hubby and I take an option to go for those vegies that are believe to have less or no pesticides like sweet potato leaves and watercress. I'll take another step to soak the vegies in a big pot of water with little bit of dilluted Amway dish drops added. Just soak for 1 to 2 minutes and rinse well. The third option, which is to follow the trend now - to go for organic vegies. I have another last option, which is to prevent dining out too frequently. Hehe, I don't believe the vegies served at hawker stalls or fine dining restaurant are properly washed and soaked. I trust home cooked meals more than anything else. Just dine out once a while occasionally during those lazy days. Opsss....does it sound like excuses?

Ok, we admit we are both "kiasi" human beings.


6 comments:

New Kid on the Blog said...

well, who doesn't kiasi?? :)

Pete said...

It is true, nowadays the chemicals in food is causing lots of damages to our body. Got a friend who recovered from a very bad health problem after she switched to organic food.

Little Inbox said...

New kid, hehe... :)

Pete, oh that's the successful case. I will slowly shift to organic food...
By the way, thanks for dropping by.

Kadus_Mama said...

Oranic veggie is healthy, but very expensive..i wonder how those very low income going to survive if they have to buy expensive things in order to stay healthy... :(

Little Inbox said...

Kadus Mama, this is so called pressure in life. We have to sacrifice money in order to get all those things.

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