“Act first.  Think later.”

Well this is a no-brainer, and one of the first mentions of fruit when it comes to a healthy, lovely body.  Yes, we’re on the lookout for vitamin C.  It’s especially important for people suffering with bleeding gums.  We’re back to that beauty thing.  Bleeding gums can definitely spoil that put together look.


Also, for healthy teeth, I’ve read a number of times that finishing a meal with a bit of cheese is thought to protect dental enamel by reducing mouth acidity.  So the after dinner cheese plate isn’t just about getting rid of bits and bites of cheese that are languishing in the fridge.

And then there are dem bones.  They work hard to support all the weight we inflict on them.  You can help your bones, according to people who write about such topics, by including two important elements in your diet.  That would be plenty of foods rich in magnesium and calcium.  No.  I won’t keep you in the dark.

Magnesium rich foods include spinach, chard, pumpkin seeds, and yogurt or kefir.  Easy enough.  Moving on to calcium the list includes raw milk, cooked kale, sardines with bones, and a bit more yogurt or kefir.

There’s one more thing.  Your bones would appreciate it if you did a bit of weight bearing exercises.  That would be walking.

A commercial break during an NFL playoff game showed an exercise contraption that mimicked climbing.  Good weight bearing exercise, I thought.  “Looks good,” I said to my husband.  “Should we get one of those,” I asked.

“We have one.” he said.  “It’s right outside this room.”


Right again!  Smart man.

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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