Meal Tips For Those 65+

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 500mcg 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
• Coffee
• Corn
• Dairy products (all)
• Eggs
• Meats (all)
• Nuts
• Potatoes
• Tomatoes
• 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

65+ meal tips

For Best Health, Don’t Eat Too Much Of These Fruits And Veggies…

One thing (besides sugar and oil) you have to watch is salt. Be sure to know what your limit is daily. For example, mine is about 2,300mg a day, which is about a teaspoon. But, if you have high blood pressure, it is reduced to 1,500mg. I found this out from USDA choose my plate. Continue reading “For Best Health, Don’t Eat Too Much Of These Fruits And Veggies…”

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I think everyone worries about the question ‘what if’ about something in life. For me at least, I want to try to cover all bases when it comes to my health. You know, ‘if’ one loses his health he loses it all. So, the best measure to take is preventative in nature. Continue reading “Why One Green Smoothie A Day (like an apple) May Keep The Doctor Away”

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My Wife Improved Her Eyesight Drinking Her Daily Green Smoothie

I started doing research into what could improve eyesight. I discovered health giving ingredients to make ourselves a daily green smoothie. We drink this every day. Continue reading “My Wife Improved Her Eyesight Drinking Her Daily Green Smoothie”

Health Benefits of Smoothies Made with Japanese Green Tea

Me and my wife drink one to two green smoothies every day. I did research on health benefits and found ingredients that may help to improve your vision. We are getting up there in the years and feel drinking or eating something healthy that brings tangible results is well worth the effort.
Continue reading “Health Benefits of Smoothies Made with Japanese Green Tea”

Official Weight Loss Blogging’s Green Smoothie

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Healthy vegetarian recipes for weight loss that taste great

I love my own recipes. Usually, the chef doesn’t like eating his own recipes. I am sharing with you what I like to eat and what made me healthier and lose about fifty pounds. It’s basically low Continue reading “Healthy vegetarian recipes for weight loss that taste great”