Hey, Mom! Talking to My Mother #623 - Eat a variety, mostly plants
Recently, on Facebook, the post of mine that received the most commentary and the most traffic featured the picture above and the following text.
I was baiting people. I wanted someone to ask: "then why are you eating them?"
Also, this proved to be an interesting study in the science of social media. People see the photo and make an immediate comment based on the photo without investigating the other comments in which I revealed that there's healthy cereal and granola underneath the Crunch Berries, and there's only a thin layer of Cap'n Crunch (People it's CAP'N CRUNCH, look at the damn box) on top.
Here's the thing. I don't even eat cereal every day. I am having my first bowl of the week today (which is actually Wednesday as I am late again) and I may not have had a bowl since I posted this photo on Monday March 13th, which was nine days ago.
I like a little sugar here and there. I know the health benefits to eliminating sugar from my diet. I know people who have done it. I am working on it. I am trying to reduce. A small amount of sugar cereal once per week is pretty good as moderation goes, I think.
But I am ill right now. I have the CRUD. But I am on the mend, in large part because of the ministrations of my dear, sweet wife.
So, being ill directs my mind to this post that I had shared as a link but also saved for future bloggery. The future is here.
We are trying to eat more vegetables and fruits in this house, but we're not quite at this level yet (TEN portions? HOW?). I hate throwing out fresh produce, but that keeps happening because we cannot eat it fast enough. At least, "throwing out" means feeding the chickens with it, so that's sustainable.
Note: chickens do not overly like raw cabbage, apparently.
from - http://www.kurzweilai.net/why-you-should-eat-10-portions-of-fruit-or-vegetables-a-day
Why you should eat 10 portions of fruit or vegetables a day
February 24, 2017
|image credit | iStock|
|image credit | iStock|
“This is why it is important to eat whole plant foods to get the benefit, instead of taking antioxidant or vitamin supplements, which have not been shown to reduce disease risk.”Most beneficial compounds can’t be easily replicated in a pill, he said: “Most likely it is the whole package of beneficial nutrients you obtain by eating fruits and vegetables that is crucial is health.
Background: Questions remain about the strength and shape of the dose-response relationship between fruit and vegetable intake and risk of cardiovascular disease, cancer and mortality, and the effects of specific types of fruit and vegetables. We conducted a systematic review and meta-analysis to clarify these associations.Abstract of Fruit and vegetable intake and the risk of cardiovascular disease, total cancer and all-cause mortality–a systematic review and dose-response meta-analysis of prospective studies
- Aune, D, Giovannucci, E, Boffetta, P et al. (7 more authors) (2016) Fruit and vegetable intake and the risk of cardiovascular disease, total cancer and all-cause mortality – a systematic review and dose-response meta-analysis of prospective studies. International Journal of Epidemiology. ISSN 0300-5771 (In Press)
Reflect and connect.
Have someone give you a kiss, and tell you that I love you.
I miss you so very much, Mom.
Talk to you tomorrow, Mom.
- Days ago = 625 days ago
- Bloggery committed by chris tower - 1703.21 - 10:10
NOTE on time: When I post late, I had been posting at 7:10 a.m. because Google is on Pacific Time, and so this is really 10:10 EDT. However, it still shows up on the blog in Pacific time. So, I am going to start posting at 10:10 a.m. Pacific time, intending this to be 10:10 Eastern time. I know this only matters to me, and to you, Mom. But I am not going back and changing all the 7:10 a.m. times. But I will run this note for a while. Mom, you know that I am posting at 10:10 a.m. often because this is the time of your death.