Any Chinese person worth their salt will know that gojiberries or wolfberries (lycium barbarum) are good for the eyes so sweetcorn, carrots and pork ribs soup is one of the staples in my Asian kitchen.
It’s one of the easiest soups to prepare and it’s healthy for both the eyes and the tummy.
Here are the ingredients that you’ll need:
1 portion of pork ribs 1 ear of corn – broken/chopped into 3-4 pieces
1 small carrot – cut into cubes
2-3 red dates
a small handful of dried gojiberries
1. Wash and rinse the pork ribs carefully and remove any bloody gristle from the meat.
2. Place the pork ribs, carrots and sweetcorn into a pot and cover them with water. The amount of water should be above 2 inches above the pile of meat and vegetables – too much water and the soup will be bland. Bring them to the boil.
3. When it starts boiling, turn down the fire and add the red dates and gojiberries to the mix. Cover the pot and let it simmer for about 45 minutes to 1 hour.
4. Enjoy the soup – the little ones will love gnawing on the tender corn 🙂
Computer vision syndrome (计算机视觉综合征)
As electronic billboards, computer screens, screens of tablets and various mobile devices emit harmful blue light (蓝光), the name for eye problems caused by computer use is computer vision syndrome (CVS).
As we age, our eyes lose vital nutrients and the ability to protect them diminishes. Think of what you are doing to help your eyes stay healthy.
Since both of my children are in Chinese school, they have to do A LOT of reading and writing!
See below the one day Chinese homework for my kids when they were 6 years old:
Besides that, they also love to read books….
Play Minecraft or watch YouTube on weekends…
Although I limit their use of the iPad and online, they still use their eyes a lot.
Many people are relying on reading glasses and contact lenses with the belief that poor vision is inevitable with the passing of time.
However, a proper diet and sufficient supplementation of beneficial nutrients can help maintain eye health.
Like any good Chinese working mum, I have been boiling bone broths with goji berries every chance I get.
However, I usually add a handful into soups.
If you want to protect your eyes from all the blue light of computer, phone and tablet screens, you need a handful of gojiberries 3 times DAILY.
When I bought the Premium Starter Kit by Young Living, I was delighted to see the 2 sachets of Ningxia Red.
What is Ningxia Red?
Ningxia Red is a pure puree of goji berry (or wolfberry), blueberries, and pomegranate, and yuzu plum infused with lemon and orange essential oils.
Young Living Founder D. Gary Young was traveling the world 23 years ago seeking the natural secrets of longevity, energy, and vitality, when he was introduced to the powerful wolfberry found in China’s remote Ningxia region (Muslim autonomous region).
For centuries, residents of this region have enjoyed the astonishing wellness-supporting benefits of wolfberries (also known as goji berries), but due to the region’s isolation, knowledge of this remarkable superfruit has remained relatively hidden from Western culture.
That’s why I love Ningxia Red (Halal and Kosher certified) – you only need 1 shot (1 oz) of it per day for beautiful, rosy cheeks and bright eyes.
NingXia Red Uses
- Blend NingXia Red into your smoothie, acai bowl, or morning juice as part of a quick, convenient breakfast.
- Chill and serve NingXia Red to family and guests at gatherings and celebrations when you’re looking for a healthy alternative to sparkling drinks.*
- Treat children to this tasty drink instead of sugary sodas or juice cocktails – make popsicles!
If you’d like to try Ningxia Red (2 x 750 ml bottles), click here to order (delivers all around the world).
You’ve got to give Ningxia Red a try!!!
Goji berries are THE supplement for bright and healthy eyes.
If you’d like to start your adventure with essential oils, I’d strongly recommend you to to purchase the Premium Essential Kit, which contains 10 everyday essential oils. It’s such a value buy (seriously).
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