Tuesday, March 11, 2008

Pasta sauce

I went to an Italian restaurant the other night. I had a tuna sandwich for lunch and chose the fish starter. And earlier in the day I took a Singulair.

For the main course I tried to stick to fish and ordered a pasta with salmon and mushroom. It came and there was not an awful lot of salmon and the sauce was made with tomatoes. I suppose I should have sent it back but I don't like making a fuss and I had done well up to them. It was nice enough for the first tomato-based meal I've had for at least 18 months. And no ill effects.

I'm beginning to think that substituting fish for meat is as effective as trying to eliminate salicylate from the diet.

Interestingly a report out today suggests the evidence of health benefits of eating fish such as salmon for the heart is overwhelming. Dr James O'Keefe, from Kansas, USA, advocates eating two meals of oily fish a day. More detail on this later perhaps.