I’m over here on Hainan Island in China – and for the past four days I’ve tried to order one of my all-time favorite dishes. It’s called Lao Hu Cai. It’s a vegetable dish that tends to be quite spicy – with onions, peppers, parsley and some other foods.
Well, this Lao Hu Cai dish is not available. Nowhere. And after four days of deprivation, I began to wonder why.
Turns out that the vegetables that go into it have been pulled from the market because many, many people have gotten diarrhea or intestinal cramps from eating it.
I also received word that there’s been a problem with the milk over here. Lots of people have gotten sick from drinking this so-called health beverage. Maybe some of them will discover that milk may not be as good for you as the advertisers would like you to believe.
Diabetes is on the rise in China – along with a lot of waistlines. This once “lean” country is getting heavier by the day – even though so many of the older folks know all the secrets of staying physically fit and healthy, well into your 90’s and beyond.
Tis amazing to see knowledge that you’d think of as obvious – scorned for want of sweet food.
Don’t get me wrong. I love being in China. I love the food and the variety of choices. I simply know that I need to be careful – even when ordering healthy foods and beverages. Sugar is added to almost every thing – including an order for freshly squeezed juices.
Why you’d add sugar to orange, watermelon, apple, pear, carrot or celery juice is beyond me – but it is what you’ll get if you don’t specify – “Bu yao jia tang.” Don’t add sugar.
Tomorrow I’m off to the mountains for a couple weeks – so the available foods will most likely change – along with the climate. And there’s a good chance I may not have much in terms of an Internet connection.
Maybe that’s a good thing.
At any rate, while I’m contemplating in the woods – I’d like to keep you in the loop about my special report on weight loss – and many other goodies – that you will receive with your membership into the Matt Furey Inner Circle.