According to news articles, your heart needs to relax during the game, and you should avoid fatty foods. NPR reported this from the New England Journal of Medicine. As fans, we are emotionally connected to the game and, “heart rate goes up, blood pressure goes up…this increases the oxygen demand on the heart.”
Here’s betting that sitting in a lotus position with a plate of rambutan will do just the trick to stay healthy and calm without missing a heartbeat.
Rambutan is an exotic fruit, and a favorite winter treat here in the islands. You’ll see them for sale at roadside stands or farmers’ markets from December through February. These leathery skinned fruits with pliable spines may seem odd at first. Whatever you do, don’t bite into them.
Here’s our playbook for the best way to prepare a plate of rambutan for the game:
- Score outside with knife around the circumference.
- Down and In. Hold the other half and squeeze the fruit in your mouth.
- Penalty if you eat the seed inside while you enjoy the sweet taste. Although some friends eat them and say they are like almonds.
Where COVID fits into this picture.
This year, due to COVID, we’re both keeping our Super Bowl partying on the down-low. That after reading that public health experts are warning against Super Bowl parties to prevent another COVID-19 surge. Sitting distanced in a small group in front of the TV eating rambutan is what’s in store here.
What’s on your Super Bowl plate?