My Day On A Plate: Poh Ling Yeow
Poh Ling Yeow - presenter of ABC's Poh's Kitchen and Cancer Council Australia's Biggest Morning Tea ambassador
6am Breakfast is a home-made banana, date and pecan muffin and an espresso with full-cream milk. I alternate between tea and coffee so my body doesn't get addicted to coffee. I drink two cups of tea a day - mainly black, green and peppermint - and a lot of water.
1pm I have persimmons and a salad with cucumber, spring onions, coriander, garlic, lime juice, fish sauce and a sugar dressing.
3pm A snack of three puffed-corn thins with Nuttelex margarine and Vegemite.
8pm I know it's wrong, but dinner is the meal where I eat the most. Tonight, I have 100 grams of lamb cooked in olive oil and roasted with mustard, garlic and rosemary, and a salad of cucumber, tomatoes, spring onions and avocado.
9.30pm For dessert I have a home-made waffle with maple syrup and cream.
The verdict from Dr Joanna McMillan- nutritionist
Tea is the second-most-consumed drink in the world (water is the first), and for good reason. It is full of antioxidants and other phytochemicals that are favourable
for weight control and stress relief and lower the risk of many chronic diseases. While most research has centred on green tea, black tea, oolong, white and rooibos are all beneficial. The only potential problem is that tea can reduce the absorption of minerals such as iron, so don't drink it with every meal. I love that Poh eats persimmons - an incredibly antioxidant-rich fruit that is not often eaten in this country. There is no problem with eating a little more in the evening, so long as it's not overeating. This is the time when most people can relax and enjoy the meal.
From: Sunday Life