Wednesday, June 5, 2013

Bacon is the secret to a long, happy life?

I saw this article yesterday; a 105 year old woman claims that bacon is the secret to a long, happy life. She loves bacon; she eats it every day and at every meal.

Here is the article:

Bacon is, as a friend of mine would say, a BIG smile. Bacon makes everything better, right? I’ll be honest though, I’m not sure I’d recommend eating it every day at every meal. I think bacon in moderation is okay, though. I’m not sure what the secret to a long, happy life is, I don’t think anyone does, but sometimes I do hear people claiming that something is the secret to a long, happy life or a long, healthy life. I once heard someone say that butter is the secret to a long, happy life. I know someone who said a beer a day is the secret to a long, healthy life. I also know someone who says a glass of wine every day is the secret to a long, healthy life. I honestly don’t think any of that is really true and I would also like to recommend that you not touch alcohol. I’ve seen what it does to people, especially if someone is an alcoholic. If you do drink, please don’t drink just to get drunk and please, don’t ever drink and drive.

I think we should all just stick to the food pyramid (or the food plate?). I found some guidelines that gives more detail about being healthy (pictured below):

Note: The picture above may be hard to read. Click the link below to see an enlarged copy of this photo.

Of course, I know there are people, who either have a gluten free diet, has food allergies, or is a vegetarian or vegan, etc. That’s not my point. This is just a basic guideline for us to be healthy.

There are some foods that are actually super-foods. What are super-foods? They are powerhouse types of foods that are loaded with nutrients that are crucial to living a long, healthy life. There are several super-foods that are not only loaded with nutrients; I’ve heard that some of them can also help with your moods. For instance, dark chocolate is good for if you’re feeling depressed. There’s just so much information out there, I found one website that has a lot of information about the super-foods.

Here is the website:

Also, did you know that exercising is not only a great way to get fit, but it can also make you feel better? For me, either working out at a gym or taking a walk while playing my music does wonders. I call it a natural high because it instantly makes me feel better. Thirty minutes of exercise can be enough to lift those moods up temporarily. This can be just as effective as an antidepressant. Please note that this is not a replacement for therapy, but it can help when you are trying to recover from depression.

So, I don’t know the secret of a long, healthy life, I just know that these things I listed can help you to have a long, healthy life.

Until next time, God Bless.
- Chloe