For Week 2 of “Andar ng mga Balita”‘s segment “Ano’ng Ulam Mo?”, we featured dishes that are used as part of a cleansing diet. Since we feasted on heavy fare last Chinese New Year, this seemed to be the next best thing to do.
Monday: Cabbage – Cabbages are rich in dietary fiber, Vitamins A, B, and C. It removes wastes and toxins in the digestive system and the lier. It also has anti-cancer and antioxidant properties, and can help lower cholesterol.
Featured dish: Chopsuey
Tuesday: Garlic – Garlic is known as an herbal medicine especially fed to those with high blood pressure and cholesterol levels. This herb/vegetable has antibiotic, anti-viral, and antifungal properties, and can clear the arteries, blood, intestines, respiratory tract, and liver.
Featured dish: Garlic fried chicken
Wednesday: Tofu – Tofu, an alternative protein source for vegetarians, is also rich in calcium and iron, and low in calories and fat. It can also lower cholesterol levels.
Featured dish: Tokwa’t baboy (Fried tofu and pork)
Thursday: Potato – Believe it or not, potatoes are a good and filling energy source, mainly because it contains complex carbohydrates. It’s also rich in Vitamin B6, minerals, and fiber. A word of caution: the potato itself does not make you fat, but what you add on it does (as in the case of baked potato toppings).
Featured dish: Potato marbles with creamy garlic dip
Friday: Seaweed – This staple in Asian cuisine is rich in iodine, calcium, magnesium, iron, and fiber. It may also remove toxins and heavy metals that cause obesity, arthritis, and high blood pressure.
Featured dish: Crunchy seaweed
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