Friday, May 27, 2005

food for thought

I am fascinated with nutrition and the way food affects our bodies. Just wish all the experts could agree on what's healthy and what's not. I was just doing a little online research about coffee...some say it's good for us...some say it isn't. You know the drill. One evening your local affiliate reports that if you eat eggs every day you're asking for a heart attack at the age of 30. The next day they say that if you DON'T eat eggs every day, you might be at risk for cancer or osteoporosis or eggitis. What in the world? Can anyone give me a definite answer on what is healthy and what is not?


Blogger Clarissa said...

Here is a passage that comforts me when this is my concern ...

"Therefore I tell you, do not worry about your life, what you will eat or drink; or about your body, what you will wear. Is not life more important than food, and the body more important than clothes? Look at the birds of the air; they do not sow or reap or store away in barns, and yet your heavenly Father feeds them. Are you not much more valuable than they? Who of you by worrying can add a single hour to his life?

Matthew 6:25-27

And, if coffee is good for you, does that make the lack of coffee bad for you? If so, I'm in trouble!

Just eat some fruits and veggies every now and then(don't stress about the 5 per day of each, or whatever the "latest" says), and I'm guessing you'll be fine.

Happy Memorial Day!


3:45 PM  
Blogger tine said...

I agree with Clarissa...but if you are still wanting definite answers from an expert, you should probably try to get in touch with Tom Cruise!

10:14 PM  
Blogger J-Wild said...

The truth is, most of this comes down to genetics. There are some people who shouldn't go anywhere near an egg, and then there are others (Pa Paw Rector) who have had eggs and bacon EVERY DAY of their lives and are still going at 87.

My dad had a friend who was 39 and dropped dead of a heart attack. He had climbed Mt. Ranier twice, was a triathlete, and was training to climb Everest. But he was in a very stressful job and he held all that stress in and died after he had sent his 10 and 12 year old to school one morning.

So I say eat the egg, get a yearly check-up (blood work and all), don't become sedentary, and realize your grandchildren will be able to know exactly what their risks are for getting diseases. By then everyone will know what to eat and stay away from on a personal level.

12:14 AM  

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