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Niu Er Beauty Workshop - Diet

Aug25

Hi friends of Hazelnutt :)

I'm always game to introduce new goodies into my diet especially if they are really simple to prepare.

After attending the Niu Er Beauty Workshop, i returned home and prepared a pot of white fungus soup for the next day's breakfast.  The Old Cow consumes a bowl of white fungus daily for his breakfast and advocates a diet high in:

  • White fungus - high in collegen
  • Berries e.g. goji berries, strawberries, blueberries, bayberries - high in antioxidant
  • Japanese Ginseng - improves circulation

 

I do not intend to go all the way and revamp my diet.  Instead, I've selected 2 of his secret beauty food source to consume on a regular basis.


GOJI BERRY/WOLFBERRY

You'll need:

  • a handful of goji berries
  • hot water

 

I'll chuck the berries into a tea pot and fill it to the brim with hot water.  I will either bring a bottle of this tea out with me or drink it throughout the day.  I do not replace this with regular water, coz i still like drinking plain water :) Niu Er Lao Shi brings this bottled 'elixir' with him wherever he goes.

Goji Berries or Wolfberries are rich in antioxidants which are important to neutralize free radicals that we are exposed to or produce through normal metabolism.  Antioxidants have been known to have an anti-aging effect as well as the ability to repair sun-damage.  Goji berries also contains zeaxanthin which decrease the risk of developing age-related macular degeneration (AMD).  It is the leading cause of vision loss and blindness in people over the age of 65.  My dad suffers from AMD and i know the importance of preserving my eyesight.


When i was diagnosed with myopia in primary school, my dad made me bring a bottle of goji berries to school to snack on during recess - coz he knows that this berry is good for maintaining healthy eyes.  I really hated the taste - although it tastes sweet, it doesn't taste like how a candy would.  However, when brewed as a tea or in soups, it becomes a delight.

I'm sure you ladies also know why i use this berry very often when i prepare The Tod's meals.

 

 

WHITE FUNGUS

  • Contains mainly collegen
  • 'Neutral in nature', so it is neither cooling nor heaty
  • Nourishes the lungs and stomach


Serves 2 - 3

You'll need:

  • a piece of white fungus
  • sweetener e.g. Honey dates, dried longans, red dates, rock sugar or goji berries.

 


I make use of a thermal pot which does not require electricity - just bring the inner pot to a boil and place the pot into the thermal jacket immediately.  The white fungus will continue 'cooking' due to the heat in the thermal pot and will be soft and warm for your breakfast.

I do not like to add too much sugar coz i'd prefer to have my sugar intake from cakes, ice creams and chocolates.  For such health benefiting dessert, i'd prefer to have just a little sweetness to taste.  Do adjust the amount of sweetener according to your taste :)

Oh yes, did i mention that white fungus is really inexpensive?  A big packet cost about $4-5.



I will be alternating between oatmeal and white fungus for my breakfast coz i refuse to abandon my oats as it does have its health benefits as well :)

Goji berry is something that i have been consuming regularly for many years so i'm happy that i've been doing something good for myself.  White fungus is not something that's new to me either.  However, after the beauty workshop, i now consume it with heighten enthusiasm!

Is anyone gonna introduce these simple to prepare goodies into your daily diet?


posted by
8/26/10

sounds so promising! I don't mind eating anything, but I'm just too lazy to prepare food :p I don't even have regular breakfast everyday. good that u're embarking on this healthy regime!


posted by
8/26/10

hihi Syidah, these 'recipes' are really simple. I think you're just lazy to do the dishes after preparing them, ya???? :P


posted by
8/26/10

Didn't know White fungus is good for the lungs. I will have to prepare this for my son every morning! He's having his asthmatic coughs again. Just hanging around waiting for 12.30 to come around to do his next Ventolin puff. Every 4 hours. Sigh. Hate this....oops sorry beauty blog not motherhood blog.


posted by
8/26/10

Actually if you take in OPC (which is anti-oxidants food/fruits) it not only fight free radical.. it also enhance blood circulation, prevent sun-burn and help combine/activate collagen.


posted by
8/26/10

woo. i used to love it when my babysitter cooks soup with wolfberry ^^
i should start bringing to office and make tea out of these good stuff!


posted by
8/26/10

white fungus reminds me of my favourite dessert, cheng tng *slurps*


posted by
8/26/10

thanks for sharing dear! will definitely try the white fungus thingy..now im craving for cheng tng(?)!


posted by
8/26/10

ohhh~ i love those payaya with white fungus soup as cold desserts! ( ji de chi )


posted by
8/26/10

how does the goji berries taste? sweet? can we add in sugar??


posted by
8/26/10

i've been super wary of chinese herbs ever since i found out what cordyceps really are! and hashima too... augh. i used to adore hashima :(


posted by
8/26/10

I don't like white fungus!!! But I do LOVE wolfberries!!! I snack whenever I'm bored, sleepy or have nothing better to do. Shall replace my unhealthy tibits with wolfberries now! (:


posted by
8/26/10

MariAsh :) I'm asthmatic too. I wouldn't recommend letting your kid eat a a particular food item everyday, coz i'm a firm believer of, 'Too much of something isn't good'.
U can add some chinese almond (available in medicinal hall) coz it nourishes the lungs too.

Hi Chantana :) thanks! I've added those info into my entry :)


posted by
8/26/10

HI Gwen :) haven't 'seen' u around in a long while!

Hi Haneyaynie :) when cooked, white fungus is slightly gooey... unlike the clear soup u get from cheng tng :) still nice though :)

Hi Youngorgeous :) No prob, my pleasure!


posted by
8/26/10

hoohoo. trust me, im always around! i make sure i have my daily dosage of onsugar posts everynight before i knock out. i have been commenting here and there la, but not as frequent as before :)


posted by
8/26/10

Hihi Dooey :) long time no 'see' :) woooo... i've never tasted the papaya + white fungus dessert before!! will scout around and see how to prepare it :)

hi AMy :) Goji berry is sweet... but not the candy kind of sweet. It's a tad bit bitter. I really don't like the taste of it when eaten straight from the pack. When boiled as a tea or soup it's lovely ;) very soothing :)


posted by
8/26/10

Hi Charlene (My east-side friend) :) White fungus is in the same family as mushrooms :) but i get what u mean, coz i refuse to take cordyceps and hashima too :)

Hi Charlene(My neighbour) :) No wonder u jog so often!!! To work off all the snacks :)


posted by
8/27/10

Yummy and good for skin ! I heeded Niu Er Lao Shi advice too ! My first time buying =p thankfully it's easy to prepare =D


posted by
8/27/10

beauty from within!!!

another favourite way to consume white fungus is thru the traditional double boil soup (got to love mom for that!)

the wolfberries water way seems easy, i need to try it sometime soon~ :)



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