Friday, December 13, 2013

You Are What You Eat

Something interesting happened to us recently, and I’m not completely sure what to make of it. One of us developed a rash on our extremities, which eventually appeared on our face. It’s a bummer to have a rash of any sort, even if it doesn’t itch (this one apparently did). We are not above feeling a bit self-conscious in this house, but who isn’t?

Either way, after a bit of research, we learned that these rashes are for the most part harmless, and can be linked to a vitamin A deficiency. I was told increasing consumption of orange vegetables (carrots, sweet potatoes) might help, so that very day we started consuming them in mass quantities. We had sweet potato pancakes for lunch, cabbage with carrots for supper, sweet potato soup the next day. It helps that everyone loves sweet potatoes, and you want to know what? Within a day or two the rash went away, I couldn’t believe it.

Is there a causal relationship, or just a fateful coincidence? In the end it doesn’t make any difference, because I’m all for including orange veggies on a regular basis. It may be time to look for new recipes.

Until then, thanks for reading, and thanks to Vincci for the pic.

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