Thursday, January 31, 2008

AARP


Three years ago...A while back...Just today I got my first AARP magazine. You know what AARP means, right? It means American Association of Retired Persons, which I'm not, but anyway, I joined and they send me this magazine. The Lord of the Manor laughed right out loud when it came and said he wouldn't read it, but HA! he does and especially the latest issue. He turned to the article about Jack Nicholson and read the whole thing before I could even look at the magazine. But I got my turn later and I found several interesting articles.


Isn't that just the way it is? You don't think you belong to a group, and yet the subjects that appeal to that group appeal to you, so you MUST belong to that group. Anyway I liked this article.



If you have arthritis, read it. It says that diet CAN increase inflammation which is often directly responsible for joint pain and tissue damage. (And didn't we read recently that inflammation could also be responsible for problems like heart disease?)

The author's first rule is:
NO REFINED, PROCESSED OR MANUFACTURED FOODS
These contain all the bad stuff like omega-6 fatty acids & high-fructose corn syrup.

His second rule is:
INCREASE OMEGA-3 FATTY ACIDS
Eat more fish and add a fish oil supplement.

Third rule:
REDUCE GLYCEMIC LOAD
Blood sugar spikes increase inflammation. Learn more about controlling that here:

Final rule:
REDUCE MEAT, INCREASE FRUITS & VEGETABLES
And, no, french fries are not a vegetable.

P.S.
DRINK GREEN TEA


This article was good too. Basically scientists have found that exercise is good for your brain too. It improves memory, concentration, and abstract reasoning. It seems exercise increases blood flow to the brain which actually promotes new neuron growth. Yipee! New brain cells! We could all use that, eh?
And next to that was an exercise called Superbrain Yoga. I'm gonna try that too.

I feel better and smarter just reading those articles. Now does anyone know a seven letter word for "mollify"?

3 comments:

PG said...

Comfort? Soothes? Placate?

Green tea is supposed to be the Biz. Lots of anti-oxidants, but don't stew your tea bag for too long or you will find it quite bitter. White tea is supposed to be even better.

the homely year said...

Hi, those sound interesting articles and I'm sure there's a lot of sound advice about low GI foods and avoiding processed food as much as possible.
Margaret and Noreen

Mary said...

It's a great mag. and always has good articles - I love the Jack Nicholson one!