My Cosy Kitchen Diary
Friday, 6 April 2012
My mother once told me that as a child I always got sick after eating red cabbage. So, she stopped making red cabbage, as she thought it was important for me to learn to eat whatever was on the table.
That I ate whatever what was served, was a great advantage. As from a very young age, she and my dad could take me to any restaurant without problems.
Now, years later I start to realise that there are also some serious disadvantages to eating whatever is served. I have read about a so-called blood type diet. It says that different food is good for different people, depending on their blood type.
I am a blood type A. Scientific research has shown that blood types A have low stomach acid levels making it very hard for us to digest meat. This would explain why I am always ready to go back to sleep after an Irish breakfast.
Of course I checked for red cabbage as well. And there it was under food to avoid together with white and Chinese cabbage.
This means that healthy food, full of vitamins, minerals and fibre, can still be bad for you if your body is not equipped to digest it.
All this has given me the idea that I can actually put some trust into my body. Apparently my body knows what is good for me and what isn't. I don't. I can hardly remember what I like and what I don't like. I have always eaten white cabbage, especially coleslaw but did I ever really love it? The answer is NO, not really.
So, I have decided to go on a new journey, learning to trust and listen to my body and rediscovering what I like and don't like.
My List of Forbidden Fruits so far
Bananas, mangos, coconuts, papayas
even more stimulating
you are not a baby (too diurectic & mucus forming)
like biting into air
always leaves me feeling hungry
leave you hungry forever & ever
burns my mouth
too hot to eat (yeah, yeah even pepper!)
simply not to my taste
too sour for my tummy
works as laxative on my system
laxative & too acidic for my tummy
too acidic for my tummy
you don't live on a tropical island
poisoned by our poisoned sea & rivers
© Brigitte Franssen 2012