When you wake up and smell the roses, or you just want to wake up. I’ve come to realize I’m no longer a spring chicken. This means I’ve finally come to the understanding you are what you eat. This conclusion allowed me to research food more for the health benefits, rather than the yummy benefits. I found out some interesting facts about preserving your body functions, and cleaning out the highway of arteries that run through your body.
My concerns for myself are that of millions of other people in the world, the Deadly Disease Atherosclerosis, which is the buildup of plaque inside the artery walls. This build up prevents oxygenated blood supply to your heart. Causing a heart attack, or stroke (and more). Not only can this be prevented it can be stopped, and if buildup is already present it can actually be flushed out by eating certain foods. Age does play a role in this plaque build up, but the food we eat is a major contributor. It seems with all the fast food, and processed food the world has to offer we become victims of our own demise.
Attempting to change your eating habits this late in life will not be easy. But it will be hugely beneficial for surviving into your twilight years. I’ve searched the web and found vegetables, and fruits, that I absolutely love and wouldn’t mind at all to consume. It’s now a matter of introducing these life savers into my diet on a consistent daily basis. This may very well be the easy part of the change. It’s not that easy driving by McDonald’s Quarter Pounder store when you’re hungry and in a hurry is it? That’s why when I’m out and about there will be an apple riding shotgun.
Let’s look at some of these life saving foods and get them incorporated into our diet as soon a possible. After all we have a lot of Quarter Pounders to flush out of our system.
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