Wednesday, August 13, 2008

I am So There!

Foods that Lower Your Cholesterol

These are among my favorite things to eat and drink! Whee!

I found this while reading about tofu not being so great for your brain after age 65. Tuna & Salmon are very good for your brain though.

My grandmother had Alzheimer's, and I try to follow current recommendations as much as possible.

My mostly vegetarian diet supports the research pretty well. Again, I'm not vegetarian because I'm trying to 'save' any animals. I still wear leather & used to sell sheepSKIN seatcovers (and no, the sheep don't survive the process). Granted, that was before I started my current lifestyle diet, but I don't feel guilty about the slaughtered sheep anymore than I do for cows in the McDonald's burgers I used to eat.

My food choices are mainly for my family's and my own health. A nice benefit is that it's a lot easier on the planet to support a veggie vs. meat-based diet. Fish provide me with certain nutritional benefits which I prefer to get straight from the fish vs. vitamin capsule form.

Lee would probably go along with the fish thing if he didn't absolutely abhor anything remotely related to seafood. I think he OD'd on Mrs. Paul's Fish Sticks way back when.

Oh - the new edition of Popular Science shows a big agricultural tower for growing plants & fish. It's like a terrarium with fish supporting the plants, and vice-versa. I could live there...

6 comments:

keeka said...

some of those are good for me too, not so much the avocados or the beans, nor do I like red wine. But there were a lot I do like so I guess I am doing ok. We don't eat that much red meat in comparison to what would be considered normal, I guess. Maybe once a week. We eat more chicken and pasta and some fish (mainly salmon, yummy.) I put blueberries in all my smoothies and we have those (including the kids) about 3 times a week. Especially in the summer months when the kids and I don't feel like eating all that much. I unfortunately tend to snack while reading though...not a good habit.

keeka said...

so can you bring me some of those neat "restore" mints or pomegranate thingies?

Tina said...

Would you want to try Restore Gum? They had that at Grocery Outlet. I have to remember where the mints are sold as mints...

Myrna said...

I had 5 of them today!

When Karrie was teaching she had the hydroponic garden in her classroom, complete with tilapia fish. It wasn't too hard to maintain.

ronnwaters said...

This is hard to do. Despite being on meds and eating sorta' healthy, my cholesterol is creeping up again. Marilyn has been a vegetarian for about 10 years and Joel won't eat fish. We try to cook with less beef and more chicken and veggies, but laziness often overcomes.

Marybo said...

i just made a blog, but im not sure how to put all the girls links on my page and all that.

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