Tuesday, June 09, 2009
When I was past the "Otter Pops" stage of being sick, the first thing I craved was miso soup. It's Japan's answer to Chicken Soup, but actually much better for you! "Miso soup is rich with antioxidants and protective fatty acids, and a healthy dose of Vitamin E. It also boasts protein and Vitamin B12, and a nice selection of minerals to help boost the strength of your immune system.", according to an article in AC Content. It certainly made me feel better as I had a small bowl for dinner each evening as I was feeling my appetite come back.
Luckily, I am right around the corner from Robata Grill and Sushi, so those helping me would stop by on the way and pick up the soup, and later the entrees that sounded nourishing. One of the first things after a succession of mild tofu dishes, such as yutofu, was their famous 'hella' roll. However, they were kind enough to modify it so that there was no raw fish ingredient, substituting shrimp for the tuna. I love raw tuna but thought it may not be the best thing to try early in the recovery process. After all though of all the things I ate, I do believe that the miso soup was the most health building. And it's said that a bowl a day keeps breast cancer away, so all the more reason to continue the good habit.