Stop taking Sausages and Ham
I grew up in a small family and many times only my mom and I were eating at home for many years. It is not easy to cook for two persons and we are not exactly good at cooking. So we ended up with lots of junk food meals. My favourite was instant noodles and sausages. I love canned food too, from Campbell’s soup to tuna spreads. My mom is adventurous with new kitchen appliances and we had our microwave since I was rather young. At that period of my life, I had no clue I was eating junk food. I was not interested if I was healthy or not. I was only concerned with my weight and what I wore.
My first lesson learnt was a miscarriage. It was extremely depressing for me and I had blamed myself for the lost. I pointed to every single thing that could have gone wrong include my food intake. The process lead me to my previous post on “Food to avoid during pregnancy“. One food I vividly remember taking prior to my miscarriage was instant noodles and sausage. Somehow I had to link the two issues, emotionally, or otherwise. However, I did the blog post almost blindly. Yes, I had avoided all the food I listed, but I did not dwell further to find out more. I had avoided sausages and ham only during my later pregnancies, and continued to take them after I delivered.
My journey into motherhood, made me more aware of the food intake in relation to our health. Last year, the media reported that World Health Organization says processed meat causes cancer (http://www.cancer.org/cancer/news/world-health-organization-says-processed-meat-causes-cancer). It got my husband and I disallowing sausages and hotdogs on our dining table. We have stopped taking sausages, ham, and canned tuna for a year, and I’m glad we did.
We are finding out about how to eat healthier. Stay tuned for future related posts.