These few days, my old acid reflux problem came back, likely to be due to irregular meals again. Despite there are so much food around Singapore, most of the food are processed and not exactly healthy. It is really hard to find fresh food around, even most of the veggies are not considered fresh, at least in my standards.
I wrote the Kiwis’ Guide to Healthy Lifestyle in New Zealand last year to share why their lifestyle is so much healthier than here. Another factor that applies to me is definitely home-cooked food, the preparation process in particular. When eating outside, most of the veggies are not thoroughly cleaned (if it is even washed), as compared to cooking at home.
With most of our days spent outside, it is really hard to find time to prepare meals at home. Sometimes, I wash my organic tomatoes and bring them along and eat with my meals outside, or even just a snack. Usually I soak them in unprocessed Himalayan salt + filtered water for at least 30 minutes before rubbing it, and rinsing with filtered water again.
A few weeks ago, I ate some tomatoes and lettuce from a meal at the food court and had stomachache shortly after. My friend who ate the lettuce, but not the tomatoes was okay. I am pretty sure the tomatoes are not organic, and probably not even washed. Kinda yucky come to think about it.
Went for a 2-hour walk today, and spent about 45 minutes sitting on a rock and immersing myself in nature. Despite that Singapore is green and all, it is hard to be completely in nature. The distant sounds of vehicles and building beyond the greenery kinda remind us we are still in the city. Nevertheless, it was really therapeutic and I felt so much better!