Monday June 17, 2013
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I saw a couple of articles today offering good advice on how to stay healthy.
May I humbly offer one more tiny piece of advice, one that I believe is critically important, and yet is ignored by the overwhelming majority of Americans?
There are certain substances that you body needs every day, things that it cannot make, things that you must eat--every day! While the chances are very good that if you eat a three well balanced each day you will get all those things, the chances are very small that you will eat three well-balanced meals EVERY day. In fact, they're lousy!
We all know what i'm talking about. They're called vitamins. They came on the general market after WWII.
I am 80 years old.
I am also lucky.
I may also have inherited some good genes.
But you know what?
Lolly, despite her illness, which was triggered during an operation, is actually healthier than I am. So that kicks the genes thing in the head doesn't it? Especially considering the fact that her younger sister and two brothers are nowhere near as healthy as she is
We have each taken on multi-vitamin a day for the past 53 years. On every one of those days, if some of our body cells needed an ingredient to stave off some problem, or to prevent a tiny, but progressive deterioration in our bodies, we supplied it with what it needed.
So cheap. So easy.
(Not vitamins AND minerals, by the way. As far as i can see, the minerals are tossed in primarily to make an extra buck.)
It costs $28 a year for the original One A Day Essential vitamins, made by Bayer.
Can you think of any other insurance you can get at that price?
PS: I am not a stockholder in the company. :-)
Not to dispute what you are saying, BUT my dad, his dad and mother all lived to 95. His grandmother 101. None of them ever had a vitamin pill. They all ate home grown fruits, vegetables, meat, raw milk and lots of cream and butter. No additives like we get in all of our food now. They got up at daylight worked all day went to bed at dark. Back to the good old days of being raised and living on a farm or ranch.
I think it is a lot of the crap they put in our food that makes us sick. I have to read labels because I can't eat MSG or the sweetner aspertame. It is unbelievable everything they put them into.
"They all ate home grown fruits, vegetables, meat, raw milk and lots of cream and butter."
Which, since those are the places where we naturally obtain vitamins, exactly proves that we need them.
How many vitamins in a cheeseburger and fries?
As to food additives. Important subject, but a different one. It's immaterial that there may be things that aren't good for you which are added to foods. It doesn't change the fact that you need vitamins.
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