February 27th, 2007

forget me nots

dream, box of hamsters/kittens

I was very dreamy last night. one of the things I dreamed had a similar
theme (maybe that't not quite the word I want. I've had the type of dream
before) to dreams I've had in the past. I was in my bedroom at home (g-ma's)
and it had more stuff in it than it does currently. But in the dream I don't
think I was currently using it either. And it was like I hadn't been in it
in a long time. And I found a box of hamsters in there. Well, they were
hamsters at first. Later they became kittens. And next to the box was an
aquarium full of water and planty bits. And i don't know if there were
critters in it or not. A hamster jumped in and started swimming and I
scooped it out and pet it and put it back in the box. Then it was just one
of those dream things where things are suddenly different but you don't
actually notice at the time. Cause then there were kittens. Lots of them. A
few were sick and there was one dead on the floor under the box. I was
trying to feed them. I don't remember the rest. It was a long dream.
I've had dreams like that before with just bunches of kittens, often trying
to get out of somewhere.
forget me nots

carrots (our intestines' friends!)

I am eating baby carrots. Here is some information on carrots I found. Some
of it amused me.

Carrots [link]
Daucus carota

It is one of the richest food in beta-carotene. This molecule is responsible
for the orange color of the carrots.
Beta-carotene is a vitamin A precursor. Our body transforms it into vitamin
Their feathery leaves are an indication of freshness. They have to be crisp
and bright green.

Health benefits

The carotene has an antioxidant property which may reduce the risk of
certain cancer and aging disease.
Carrots help you have a healthy skin and a good night vision.
Carrots are our intestines' friends. They regulate our transit. The pectin
they contain helps us in case of diarrhea and the cellulose increase our
transit. This rich amount of fiber has a protective effect against colon
This vegetable may boost your immune system and lower the risk of lung
Carrots may lower blood cholesterol levels and increase the lactation.

It seems that carotene in supplement is not as effective as carotene provide
by the food.

Apparently, the molecule responsible for the red color of tomatoes enhances
the body absorption of beta-carotene. Try as much as possible to combine
them either in a salad or in a casserole.

Too many carrots can make your skin turn yellow-orange. It is a reversible
condition. Within a few weeks your skin will return to normal if you stop
eating carrots.
People like to eat carrots to prepare themselves to sun exposure. Be
careful, it does not preserve from sunburns. It is better to use suncream
than this method.