Holy waxed fruit Batman

Posted by on January 27, 2010 at 11:28 am.

Since being a writer means sitting on your butt a lot, I decided last year to really start watching what I ate. Ever since university extra-pounds and I have had an on/off relationship. I’d like to break up with them once and for all.

So far it seems to be working. I’ve dropped 35 pounds since the beginning of March. (Gained a few over the holidays, but they’re gone again thank goodness)

Since I’m working from home, I have the luxury of making a good breakfast. My latest kick has been hot oatmeal – the semi real stuff not the sugar laden little packets. I throw some raisins and bananas in the water as I bring it to a boil then add the oatmeal for 3-5 minutes (the real good stuff takes longer to cook). I stir in some cinnamon and top it off with a teaspoon of dark honey.

Well this week, instead of buying bananas, I decided to switch over to apples, I hadn’t had a store bought apple in a while. (we have an apple tree in your yard). Instead of peeling it, I ran it under the tap water. For some reason I chose hot and was amazed, and not a little disgusted, to see stuff melting off the surface of my apple. It was the the wax they put on to preserve the apple, I assume. YUCK

After I was done and wiped the rest of the ook away, the apple felt better. The surface wasn’t as sticky. I popped the a slice into my mouth and it tasted almost as good as the apples that grow in my garden.

I’ve been reading a lot about nutrition lately and exploring some alternative perspectives. Once of the books I’ve just finished reading is Anticancer, A New Way of Life, New Edition. There isn’t a lot of information in there that we don’t already know. But the way it’s presented is clinical but also very comforting. Especially if you have a risk of cancer, or have already been diagnosed. My family history increases my risk, but let’s face it, just breathing these days is a sure fire way to get cancer.

One Comment

  • Actually, I was thoroughly shocked to hear from a biologist that apple wax is naturally occurring! It reduces evaporation from the tree.

    They’re not out to get us. Who knew! 🙂

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