In Melbourne, we are blessed with satisfying our palate from across the globe. The multi-culutralism is vivid and widely distributed. But this blog is not about Melbourne, let’s solve the dilemma of ‘what to eat?’ I, originally, am brought up in a vegetarian house. Then I started working in fast food outlet and made a habit of eating everything. When I say everything I mean everything commercially/legally available. The journey started from school. The first thing I quit eating was ham. You see I had a muslim friend need I say more. Well, it’s restricted food in their holy books. Even though I don’t believe in holy texts written by anyone else than man himself (or female not being sexist). I wanted to know why. So I did my research, and historically speaking there are many reasons why the man decided to restrict pig from the dining table. But this blog is not on that. I would look more into disease point of view. I was shocked to know the amount of worms pig carries, giving all sorts of nasty diseases, events of swine flu made it harder to get back on bacon. Also, I am non-vietnamese making me suffer from the lack of genetics to digest everything. Hence, had to say bye to crisp bacons.
Then, I looked at beef, which is already a big No NO to Indians. In my intensive research and even asking priests in temples. I came behind an interesting philosophy. You see unlike in other religious text books, hindu text books never directly mention to not to eat beef. They say, cow is purest of the creature. It eats something as non-nutirent as grass and produces highly nutrient-rich milk. Cow is given status of a mother of all. Now you won’t eat your mother would you. Therefore big NO NO to beef for Indians. Me never into religion but again wanted to know if one could benefit from not eating beef. Interestingly enough, I came across ‘mad-cow’ disease. Only due to eating Cow and doesn’t matter how much you treat or heat the meat to kill all worms and bacterias, this ‘prions’ (which causes the disease) never dies. It will eat away your brain making you go retarded, a huge hit in UK from where beefs were stopped from exporting. Now, I love my brain a lot so it was obvious to never say beef again. In fact, I got so paranoid that I stopped eating any kind of meat. As the bigger the animal get more diseases it carries. (Not gonna even talk about chicken, as if bird flu epidemic was not a good warning).
Then, it was fish. Well I never liked them in the first place. Japanese eating raw fish and getting longevity was maybe one of the stereotype I heard in early school times, but made me want to eat it. Sushi was a huge health promoting magnet. But in Melbourne there never goes a month without someone falling sick due to presence of salmonella or E.coli in their sushi (both the bacteria readily present in uncooked food and unhygienic places). Also, some imported Basa fillets in Australia, got infamous to contain mercury which makes you retard. More excuses not to go near fish. However, salmon is too good but too expensive and taste, well, like fish. which I hate, so moving on….
So, now I have dropped back to my original vegetarian diet. Trying to learn to cook Indian food in order to bring some taste to my veggies. However, I came across ‘listeria’ commonly found in cheese. Listen to this, it causes your unborn child to die. So, if I made a vegetarian sandwich with a slice of cheese and gave it to my future-wife with my future-unborn-child, then, in future, I might be responsible for killing my that future, future-unborn-child. So I will have a bloody future due to ‘cheese’. No thank you, ‘Vegan’ please.
Hence, finally enjoying my days being converted to hippies way of life. Strict biodynamic vegan diet consisting of plants. No complains. I love cabbages, i can eat them all the time. And it’s packed with great nutrition. Available in different varieties with wide taste spectrum and goes with everything. BUT, recently found about presence of an unseeable worm in cabbages which cause brain defects (neurocysticercosis). An innocent ‘vegan’ cabbage can kill you.
First thing, I get asked is it because of religion if I say I don’t eat a particular food. I get criticise and laughed upon when I say I don’t like beef or ham and not eating them due to I don’t like them (also a bit because they are definite disease promoter). I don’t mind them, After failure of ‘veganism’ I have ran out of sects to fall upon. Hence, I have decided to take notice of what I like (and is relatively safe) and enjoy remaining few decades on the planet.
So happy ending 🙂
OR IS IT—-The ABOVE MENTIONED FOODS ARE THE ONES WHICH GOT STUDIED AND IDENTIFIED FOR, COUNTLESS UNKNOWN BACTERIAS/WORMS IN UNKNOWN FOOD PRODUCTS ARE OUT THERE LOOKING FOR A BRAIN TO KILL OR A CHILD TO MURDER. BEWARE!! what you put inside your pie-hole.