Soysauce Pork? (caw yop)
I’ll probably have to double check with my mom for the english name. haha
Anyways, introducing an asian dish. Not quite sure if it’s chinese or vietnamese (since my household serves both, and sometimes it’s really hard to distinguish and all you chinese/vietnamese/asian followers could help me out haha)
I call this the herbal pot. It has ginger, garlic, and onion. Ginger and garlic are both herbs, and both work differently in your body.
Ginger - is great for nausea especially for pregnant women.
Garlic - cardiovascular benefits. The sulfur compounds found in garlic are super complex but very interesting.
When I was in vietnam,
my mom (or was it me?) my dad had a very bad stomach ache. Well, in our culture we combine ginger and coke together to help with the stomach ache!!!! Maybe it’s from ginger’s super powers that made it helpful for my daddy-o.
Anyways, the dish is great. My mom makes the best sauce for it. Yum. It takes one whole day for the dish to soak up all the flavors to make it taste so good the next dinner. :D
Did you know?
Am I the only one who always thought cranberries were just fruits? Because apparently they’re herbs too! So is garlic!
I just always thought cranberries had special powers (Great for prevention of/use for urinary tract infections)
Adverse effects? Diarrhea… :[
If you’re lactose intolerant raise your hand. *raises hands*
This is probably one of my favorite topic to talk about. It’s nothing too special, but because it relates to me, I find it interesting. So if you’re lactose intolerant it’s because lactase (the enzyme that digests lactose) isn’t much available anymore. Oh, and asians are more susceptible to lactose intolerance too!!!!!! So…that’s a double whammy for me :[ haha Infants usually have all the lactase to be able to digest the lactose.
lactose: a disaccharide sugar that is made up of the monosaccharides galactose and glucose.
I believe the left side is galactose and the right side is glucose. They link at galactose’s beta (where the 1 is — means the first carbon position) and glucose’s 4th carbon (where the number 4 is)
You see that link where that O in the middle is? That could be one of the reason why people are lactose intolerant (besides the fact that as you get older, your production of lactase ceases) That link is such a complex link Compare it to sucrose. See how sucrose is more straight while lactose is criss crossy
It’s not a straight link. Since it looks complex, the lactase probably has such a hard time digesting that bond. That could mean that’s probably why we need a lot of lactase to help break that bond so the amount that we have as we grow older, is too little to break that bond. This is only a prediction though, but it could be the reason, chemically.
But the truth is, since lactose isn’t being broken down, it’s stuck in your small intestine. The small intestine helps digest other materials through an osmosis (having an equilibrium at both sides) so if lactose, isn’t broken down, the lactose in the colon, pulls too much water into the colon creating a disruption in equilibrium = diarrhea.
Lactose also has poor solubility so this is a problem with ice cream because ice chrystals can form in your icecream. Have you ever noticed that when your icecrea has been sitting in the fridge for too long? But that’s how you know your icecream is true legit icecream. You don’t want fructose iin your icecream!! I think some actually do have fructose as the main sugar because fructose has great solubility.
Lactose is also the unsweetest and not really good with high temperatures.
I think that’s it about lactose that I wanted to share…icecream, lactose intolerant, and diarrhea.
Have a great day guys!