Everyone wants to live a long life. But, few want to live it in a rest home or hospital bed. I am old enough I should know a few tips about living long. And, I think I have some valuable pointers no matter how old you are. Continue reading “Longevity Secrets Disclosed: Remaining Trim, Fit And Healthy Beyond Our Years”
These two videos from YouTube® are worthwhile to watch. I am always interested in the lifestyle and eating habits of people who are more aged than I. These videos are very revealing and are recommended viewing if you want to learn a few secrets this man and woman have to living longer and staying healthy. Continue reading “Essential Healthy Foods A Man And Woman 70+ Years Young Ate That Kept Them Alive & Well”
From time to time one needs to give his body a rest from heavy foods. That’s where fruit comes in handy, especially in the morning. I find I actually do feel better when I only eat fruit in the morning. This really helps with elimination and increasing ones energy. You don’t need to always eat a big meal in the morning. Continue reading “‘1’ Super Huge Reason Why Fruit Alone Is Better For Breakfast…”
Did you know that fat has twice as many calories as carbs? But, then there’s the bad cholesterol which can clog your arteries and make you have a heart attack or stroke. I struggled with weight loss on that roller coaster ride up and down for years. This was until I began eating plant based whole food. Continue reading “Research May Prove Lower Caloric Intake Increases Lifespan In Rats (But, What About Us Humans?)”
This post is actually for anyone, any age. Plant based whole food works for everyone young or old. Go figure how and why different societies and ethnicity created their menus. But, everyone on earth suffers the health consequences of wrong eating. It happens that when you change the food you eat, your taste buds do change their preferences. Really. You eventually learn what the healthier food choice is… Continue reading “Why You Are Never Too Old To Eat Your Way To Better Health…”
So many retire because of ill health. If one cannot optimally function because he can’t concentrate well or physically perform on a job, what does one do? Pills only suppress symptoms and never make one well again. Continue reading “The Fountain Of Youth And Healthy Aging: Why I Think I’ve Found It…”
Nothing like eating a steak! I do admit meat tastes great. But, although I ate a huge amount in the past, I don’t eat it now. Unfortunately, my delicious meat eating days are long over. Why did I decide to go ‘meatless’? One important reason is that eating meat has been proven to cause cancer. This is a good enough reason for me to give up meat eating for good. Continue reading “Who Said Eating A Tasty Steak Was Healthy? ‘5’ Reasons They Were Wrong…”
Some health authorities promote the idea of using quite a lot of olive oil, others not. And, as soon as I started using olive oil again, sure enough, I got inflammation. But, it happens when I eat anything with refined oil. For example, corn chips and potato chips, both my favorite. Continue reading “Wait A Minute! Who ‘Proved’ Olive Oil Was So Healthy? What I Found…”
Staying the course as a vegetarian or vegan isn’t the easiest thing to do, especially when you drive by your ‘used to be’ favorite pizza parlor or hamburger drive through. We all succumb to temptation in one food form or another. I would say it simply comes down to human nature. It’s hard to ‘stick with doing something’ when the majority does not eat mostly plant based whole food. Continue reading “Being Vegetarian: Going It Alone…”
I use the USDA choose my plate calculator. I devised a daily calorie and meal plan using their tools. Here’s a page that might interest you, here. When we get older, we have to watch what we eat more than we used to. We also don’t absorb nutrients as good. For example, an important vitamin is B12. I take 500mg everyday. The only supplement pill I take.
‘When you get older, you don’t want to end up disabled or in and out of the hospital all the time. You don’t call that living and a happy retirement. You want to be healthy, and are mindful you won’t be around forever’ ~ your author
So, you want to make the best of time you have left and lengthen your healthy years on this planet as much as you can. You don’t want to lose your health, because there is a point of no return and you might not get it back.
I exercise everyday. I would say it is a ‘light to moderate’ workout doing calisthenics and free weights. It’s not exhausting, as I purposely make it that way because I stay active doing things around the house like mowing the lawn, etc.. I feel household activity is the better of the two, even though I do both.
I ‘try’ to avoid most (but, not all) commonly known Arthritis triggers…
• Citrus fruits
• Dairy products (all)
• Meats (all)
• Wheat, oats, barley, rye
I think what has helped my health in a big way was losing 50 lbs.. Just as important, I eat plant based whole food. It’s not technically what you’d call a vegan or vegetarian meal plan, because refined and processed foods are not officially on my menu.
I cook and prepare all my food from ‘scratch’. For example, I use a Farberware® 7 in 1 pressure cooker to make vegetable soup, pinto beans, rice and potatoes (highly recommended kitchen tool.) I also eat green salads consisting of arugula and spinach, among others like baby kale. I eat berries and drink a green smoothie everyday.
There are foods I avoid. For example, I ‘rarely’ eat out at restaurants and ‘almost’ never get fast food delivered. Curious about what I eat? Check it out, here.
Note- consult your doctor before you change your diet.
*Try meditation for peace of mind and tranquility