My wife, being Chinese, has some ideas about food that are a bit strange to me. She believes that the shape and colour of food indicates what it is good for. So, for example, beetroot (being red) is good for the blood; and walnut halves are good for the brain.
What I don't understand is why she keeps on encouraging me to eat more bananas.
Happy Chinese New Year. Or 'congratulations and get rich' (gong xi fa cai), as they say in Chinese.
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