Who said Cappuccino brands in flashy coffee shops is out of the common man’s reach. For coffee lovers who would want to taste it in the confines of their sweet homes, here is the link to Do it Yourself. What is more you can keep the decoction in your refrigerator and enjoy many more cups using this cofitable post by Ruchi. Hope you like it.
He had always lived the hard way
and became famous by the day
A ship is what he wanted to be on
how he liked to sail on the high seas
but then his habits came haunting
when he set sights on the treasures
that sailed the seas with men on it.
Once he raided a ship with his buccaneers
full of chests, this one belonged to a King
he had always dreamed of, to conquer one
all this shiny wealth would be his, if only,
he could reach home by the green islands
but for the curse of the captain and his crew
who got slaughtered with their cutlasses
thrown to the seas for the waves to bury.
A storm was brewing in the distant sky
it could hit them this week or the next
they all spent drinking the stolen liquor
went into a stupor that lasted many a day
it was when, someone noticed a patch
on his skin which turned into a rumor
they would all overthrow their chief
for the disease would cause havoc
if allowed to run its usual course.
The next day, they started an argument
the pirate was prepared, having noticed
the patch on his skin and their reactions
With his flaming pistol, wrecked them all
before the calamity could strike them
throwing their bodies and guiding the ship
through channels of rocks and great fish.
The storm hit him and his ship for days.
the ship wrecked when it hit the rocky land
though it was an island, he did not despair.
He got himself occupied carrying the chests
full of gold and silver, emeralds and rubies
and buried them in deep holes dug by him
when the job mighty done, was he happy?
but the next day, the disease knocked him
the ration of fresh water and fruits dried up
the curse of the plunder came back to haunt
he was rich but the wealth of no use now
his body lay dried in the sun on the rocks
searching for dear water, when all around
it splashed in fury not giving him a chance.
Enough now time for a change
Get out from your cosy bed
Go on a walk or a jog or a run
Turn blind to whatever distracts
The television or your cell phone.
Look at the trees and the birds
The Sky and the floating clouds
Into the eyes of those who bypass
Pass a dear smile for who knows
They need it just as you needed
This morning freshen up walk.
Why should you bother about him?
When someone whom you rejected
Approaches him in hope for help?
Why do you bring fear upon them
Using your clout in forsaking him?
And when that too doesn’t work
Why do you self grieve
When they shun you for him?
You, who thought were all powerful
To keep all away from dear him
Who was silent all this while
Knowing your intentions though
Emerged more powerful than you.
Envy is a self afflicting curse
Throw the serpent off before
It engulfs you and your thoughts…
Health is wealth, an old age saying that we have been hearing quite too often but still it fails to attract attention as most of us are still believing in the new age saying “Wealth is health”.
We seldom give attention to our health and eating habits which is so important to manage the several organs of our body and their various functions which constitute the general well being of a person.
Gone are the days when we had set times for eating our breakfast, lunch and dinner that had wholesome meals. It had a proper assortments of cereals, pulses, vegetables, fish and fruit. All of these were cooked at home by our mothers, sisters or grandmothers or aunties especially when it was a joint family.
Now work pressures and times, studies and preparation, sports and other extra curricular activities that also include using our cell phones have eaten into and taken a major chunk out of our eating times and also the preparation time. So all the 3 eating times put together have been reduced to under an hour.
So we have situations wherein once in a week at home or daily lunches at work we might be using food prepared at hotels by people who are rarely connected to us like our relations. It seems everywhere, the mantra is to make money at the expense of others and in this case their health too. Food prepared in hotels seems tasty with a lot of spices and what nots added and unhealthy oils that are re-used many times over to cut down costs at the hotel side but that only leads to major costs that we need to bear at the hospital end later as time progresses and such unhealthy food practices continue.
Every week we hear of hotels being raided and health officials closing down such hotels that do not adhere to standards by the health authority. But still we persist in eating from outside just to save an hour at home cooking and spend countless hours in hospitals thinking we will be always immune from all of this.
A lot of hotel and junk food brings on various diseases that are both water borne and from the putrefied food prepared in unhealthy environments. How many of us care to visit the restaurant kitchen or at least peek into them as we wait for our food. That could have been time well spent as we waited for the so called delicacies that they served. A variety of diseases like food poisoning, jaundice, acidity, stomach ulcers, liver, heart and kidney diseases spring out of the potions that we considered harmless as we ate them from such poorly prepared food.
Corruption has seeped into all types of food that we cook and that includes high pesticide farmed vegetables and fruits. Sometimes we wonder whether the consumer is also considered as a pest by such farmers who are least bothered about who ate their produce. So care should be exercised in consuming these.
So let us summarize what can be habits that we can follow to improve our food habits.
- Eat regularly. Do not skip a meal especially your breakfast.
- Drink sufficient water that your body needs to remain hydrated.
- Have a mix of cereals, pulses, vegetables and common fruits in your diet.
- While having food, do not be distracted by other things, chew properly and enjoy it.
- Have home cooked food as possible or search for good restaurants in your locality if you cannot have food from home.
- Do not eat at unearthly hours and that too junk food prepared by junkies.
- Drink hot water at hotels and clean water at home. There is no point in having the best food had with unpalatable water.
- Exercise properly or walk at least for half an hour daily whenever you get the chance.
- Always maintain a proper posture while eating, that is eat at the table and not on the sofa.
- Remain at peace with yourself and others so that the digested food is put to good use.
All our plans go for a toss when one falls sick, then you start making plans to recover..and maybe, reach out for a Complan?