“I don’t try to describe the future.  I try to prevent it.”  Ray Bradbury

I recently came across a recipe book that aimed to define what foods a body needs for health and the what foods a body needs for beauty.  I’m there.  Fortunately, or unfortunately, it’s the same information we’ve been hearing forever.   And this information always sounds so easy and obvious until we’re in the bakery section of our favorite health food store.

The same old story about foods for health and beauty is basically whole grains, fresh fruits and veggies, fatty fish, nuts, legumes, and healthy oils.  In the fatty fish department I found, what I considered, an omission.  Even though sardines are probably one of the least expensive in the fatty fish category, and higher in the fatty than even salmon, it is often left off the list.

One source was honest enough to admit that it’s because sardines taste like fish (duh!) and are, probably, least liked in the fatty fish category.  I like sardines.  Drained, and with a coating of my favorite mustard, sardines are a nice part of my health and beauty routine.  “You have a beauty routine!!??” people are apt to exclaim.  Whatever.


My aim, right now, is to post some ideas about good nutrition that focus on different aspects of health, such as the immune system, bones, joints, and heart.  Next I’ll move on to food for beauty, such as healthy skin, nails, hair and eyes.  I’ll even throw in a few simple recipe ideas.  In between I’ll post some of my humble opinions about life.

No, this is not meant to be a complete health and beauty guide.  I didn’t even stay at a Holiday Inn last night.  This will be just a smattering of information that might lead you to do some research on your own.  This information is simply meant to be a reminder and maybe a nudge.  We all could use a nudge now and then, couldn’t we.

Loveya – The Grandma


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Artist, African hand drum student, yoga neophyte, and Grandmother of 22 or so grandchildren. I enjoy cooking and writing. I value good friends and quiet times for reading.

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