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How to live to 100 or more!
I receive reports from the web site called “The Health Edge” and one that I received recently caught my attention because it was on how to live to be over 100 years old.
They addressed the six rules of eating for longevity. Their report read this way: “According to one centenarian, the way to live a long life is to stay single. But that’s not an option for most of us.
But here are other ways to live to be over 100 years old that aren’t quite as dramatic-like modeling your lifestyle and eating habits after the people who live in Blue Zones.
“If you need a quick refresher, the Blue Zones are the five areas of the world that have the longest-living and healthiest populations: Okinawa, Japan; Sardinia, Italy; Nicoya, Costa Rica; Ikaria, Greece, and Loma Linda, California. It was found that they had nine things in common, including the way they eat, despite being in completely different geographical locations and cultures.”
They reported that they eat only small portions of meat. About three ounces, five times a month. I eat that much or more in a week, or how about that 12-ounce steak?
They offer the six Golden Rules of eating for longevity.
The first is that they drink wine after 5 p.m. with friends and a meal.
Number two is that they eat mostly plant-based foods.
Number three is including plenty of carbs.
Number four is that they enjoy meat only on occasions.
Number five is that they stick to water, coffee and wine.
And, number six is they practice modified forms of intermittent fasting.
Well, I know that I will not be seeing the year 2042.
Now for another item besides on how long we will live, but that’s pretty serious. I have often spoken about people that are narrow-minded on the political scene and cannot tolerate anyone who may have a different political view than theirs.
It’s been a long time since I received a letter that basically tells me to “shut up.” But I got one a couple of weeks ago, unsigned of course, where the writer was upset with what I have to say. Of course there are at least seven other pages in this newspaper that they could have been reading, but let’s stop the editor from printing his opinion. Here is the letter.
“We’re paying for a hometown paper, not for you to print Republican propaganda. Quit immediately or we will no longer subscribe!”
There you have it, they unfriended me! But, I am sure that I, and maybe all the rest of you will get bombarded with political junk heading into the November election. Junk that most of us should read, and need to read in order to make up our minds on how we will vote. But most of it will end up the circular file. Pay attention to what is coming at you to make sure you understand it and that it is truthful.
If you choose not to pay attention on who is running and whom you are supporting, don’t complain next year about that elected official on what the government is doing to your pocket book.
For us in Wisconsin, we have two more elections this fall, the Partisan Primary is August 11 and the General election and Presidential election will be November 3rd.
As for my opinion, I would like to quote one from Patrick Henry.
“Should I keep back my opinion at such a time, though fear of giving offense. I should consider myself as guilty of treason toward my country, and of an act of disloyalty toward the majesty of Heaven, which I revere above all earthly kings.”
Thanks for reading! ~Carlton