Does salad help ease the cold?
By Zhu Huifen
December 30, 2008 6:11am CST
Some years ago, when I had a cold, got very thirsty, and did not feel like to eat, I would drink a lot of water, and the only thing to eat, if any, was the salad. Sometimes, I will go to the pizza hut for a big bowl of vegetable salad. Why the pizza hut? Because a lot of vegetables for the salad were not seen in our market, and the oil to go with, either. Nowadays, those vegetables can be bought in City Mart, Lotus or some health food stores, and hence salad very often appears on our dining table, especially the salad with fish meat.
30 Dec 08
Yes, salad is very good for your health. I try and eat one salad a day. Sometimes just greens with vinegar and oil dressing and a few chopped nuts or croutons (little breadcubes fried in oil with garlic) sometimes cooked vegetable salad, somtimes cabbage, apple and grated carrots with creamy dressing, sometimes thinly sliced red cabbage, fennel bulb and apple. Other times at lunch time I like a Greek salad with greens, cucumber, tomatoes, onions and feta cheese. Sometimes a spinach salad with thinly sliced raw mushrooms (white ones)and mandarin orange sections, sometimes topped with grilled chicken strips. Hm, hm I am getting hungry already.