Very inspiring article in the Huffington Post: Time for an oil change
(Give it a read, lots of useful information there.)
I have noticed some of these symptoms but had no idea that these are clues: brittle nails, dry skin and aching joints. Because of my high cholesterol I try to eat as little fat as possible and eat more omega 3 rich foods than other greasy and processed foods. It seems that I have't identified the right kinds of food yet.
I am doing okay in eating salmon but I was clueless about walnuts and brazil nuts. These are good for me? Dammit, I love those and I've been trying to stay away from them!
I can't believe that I didn't know that. I feel a bit stunned. Pulled up. It is really good to find out now: I can start to do something about this.
I thought for a while that I want to find out more about nutrition. My diet is not great and I know it could be a lot better. I'm beginning to get the feeling that my diet might actually be quite a bit worse than I thought - the lovely thing is that I can actively do something about it and the best place to start is knowing what kinds of foods to try that I haven't given a chance.
It is even better that between writing the last bit and this, I went and got busy in the kitchen. I had courgette and broccoli stems in the fridge that were fresh, lots of onion and made steamed rice with it. I'm munching on that now. Nothing to do with fats (I used a touch of olive oil) but I am doing something about my vegetable deficit.
My problem is that I don't really know what tastes good. When standing in a big supermarket it's just so hard to try and decide what I feel like. And when I find ingredients or sauces and marinades that sound tasty then I don't know how to cook them. I am just clueless. If I do ever date again then I will need to warn the poor guy: I boil a mean pasta (just the right side of nicely al dente. A lot of the time anyway) and I'm a terrific warmer-upper of pasta sauce, but apart from that...
I had a lime and sweet chilli marinade that works well with these vegetables plus a can of chopped tomatoes. I added plenty of salt reduced soy sauce and then went to town on some herbs that I felt like: Italian mixed herbs, chilli powder and lemon pepper. A bit of chicken would have improved the meal but that's the only negative. I very much want to try out all sorts of flavours so I know what I like - I'll be able to shop with specific dishes in mind and I just know that that's going to make things so, so, so much easier!
I will be looking out for walnuts and omega 3 eggs next time I'm in the supermarket (I can already picture which aisles they're on) - I would add them to my shopping list, if I made one, whoops (another point for that list of: might be a good idea/could try that). Now all I need to figure out is: what the heck is cold water fish when it's at home?
Isn't it a good thing that I like figuring things out? Another opportunity for my favourite pastime: diving into this there Internet thingy - with abandon!