“I can see clearly now!”

This is the first entry using the health and beauty information that I’ve recently come across.  Obviously, this info crosses lines back and forth, mixing health with beauty and beauty with health.  But when you think about it, doesn’t that make sense.

For instance, in the section that deals with beautiful eyes, the information focuses on preventing cataracts and macular degeneration.  I agree.  Walking around and bumping into furniture and walls does not a beauty make.  So instead of splitting hairs, which is a whole different issue, let’s just look at foods that enhance vision.  No, it’s not a chocolate cup cake with a creamy filling.


Full disclosure – I had one the other day after years away from such foods.  Trust me, they’ve changed the recipe from when I was a young lady.

Back to the issue at hand – If you want bright, healthy eyes and good night vision, it’s suggested a person eat plenty of green leafy vegetables.  You’ll also have to focus on lots of carrots and maybe throw in a few dried apricots.


I also read somewhere, or hallucinated, that carrots are most able to release their nutrients when they’re eaten cooked.  That means carrots in soup, which opens up a whole world of possibilities, are the best.  Or carrots in stews!  Life is good.

And then there’s conjunctivitis, also known as pink eye, and bloodshot eyes, which can impact that beautiful look.  In order to keep these at bay the reading suggests getting enough vitamin B2, which was written in such a small font that I had trouble seeing it.

Vitamin B2, which I might consider adding to today’s lunch, is found in meat and eggs and cheese and yogurt and legumes.  Legumes include beans, peanuts and soy nuts, peas, and lentils.

I just realized that if I add all these healthy foods to my meals I won’t have room for junk food.  Or as the Bob Game would ask, “Or will I?”

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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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