Welcome to our digest of news, views and ideas that could effect the health and longevity of us kids on the Far Side Of 55.
And, we’ll begin with the following:
Tasty & Nutritious Breakfasts Recipes You Haven’t Tried:
Breakfast is my favorite meal of the day.
In fact, I like traditional breakfast foods so much that sometimes I’ll eat them for lunch and dinner.
My breakfast problem, if you wanna label it a problem, when I find a new meal I really like, I’ll eat the exact same meal for months on end!
I once ate buckwheat pancakes, riddled with chocolate chips and the batter mixed with two eggs, every single day I was home, for nearly 10 months running.
And, my sweet Wife, Treasa, insisted she loved making them for me.
Nutritionist say: “NO!”
Nutritionist warn against eating the same foods every day.
Research from The Journal of Nutrition, warns that people who do (eat the same food repeatedly) aren’t as healthy as those who mix up their diets.
The study also suggests that people, who noshed on the widest variety of ‘healthy’ food, were 21% less likely to develop high blood sugar and high blood pressure.
And, because they were more likely to maintain a stable weight, they had fewer cases of heart disease and diabetes.
And, even though I’ve been eating a banana with a bowl of raisin bran, soaked in almond milk, every day for about 3 months now…
Duly Noted, Science People!
Anyway, I take my breakfasts seriously enough that I’ve written a number of posts about them. Here’s a link to one example
I don’t think my breakfast habits are entirely, well, compulsive.
Eating the same thing saves me time and effort, both of which I value.
And, I do recognize I should add variety. So…
Along that vein, this week I sneaked up on 10 breakfast recipes that sound, well, just ‘scrumptious’, even though they’re made with healthy ingredients.
OK, they probably aren’t as tasty as those buckwheat pancakes with chocolate chips, but…
I do hereby solemnly swear to try some of them!
Of the 10 recipes, this one hits my taste buds the hardest:
Spinach and Feta Quiche
Just check out the ingredients:
- 2 teaspoons olive oil
- 3 cups chopped onion
- 1 teaspoon sugar
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 2 cups frozen Southern-style hash brown potatoes, thawed
- 1 (11-ounce) can refrigerated soft breadstick dough
- Cooking spray (I’d use real butter, personally 😉
- 1 (10-ounce) package frozen chopped spinach, thawed, drained, and squeezed dry
- 1 cup fat-free milk
- 3 large egg whites
- 1 & 1/4 cups (5 ounces) crumbled feta cheese
- 2 large eggs
What’d I tell you? Sounds, as I’ve already said, ‘scrumptious’, doesn’t it?
To get the rest of the above recipe, and check out the other 9, click on the following blue link:Nutritiously Healthy Breakfast Recipes That (Probably) Taste Good
Timeless Anti-Aging Advice:
People being what we are, most advice leans more toward being opinions, rather than factual.
On the other hand, current knowledge, and best practices, changes rapidly.
Which can become frustrating.
Just to stay away from the possibility of giving out bad advice, I don’t. (Give advice, that is.)
And, I’d advise you to not, either…
But, while we’re on the ‘advice’ subject, here’s some good advice that’s very unlikely to change from future evidence to the contrary:
As we age, we lose muscle mass or lean muscle tissue.
Beginning at age 30, most of us lose about 1 percent or a third of a pound of muscle every year, as the body starts tearing down old muscle at a faster rate than it builds new tissue.
People who are physically inactive can lose as much as three to five percent of their muscle mass per decade after age 30….”
To see more good advice about aging, click on the following blue link: Pretty Good Aging Advice
Poor Sleep Habits May Cause Alzheimer’s Disease:
According to a study in the Journal of Alzheimer’s Disease, jet-lag type sleep disturbances can cause the brains of Alzheimers sufferers to undergo chemical changes that can further mess with their memory and harm their ability to learn new things.
Reading between the lines, I thought they hinted that normal people (in this instance, non-alzheimer’s disease sufferers), with similar sleeping problems, could face a greater risk for getting Alzheimers, than are people with normal sleep patterns.
Because I’m an erratic sleeper, I hope I’m wrong about that assumption.
Anyway, the study, done by UCI biomedical engineering professor Gregory Brewer at the University of California, Irvine, was done on lab rats.
Let’s aim to get 7 – 9 hours of uninterrupted sleep nightly.
You can read more about this study when you click on the following blue link: Poor Sleep Habits May Cause Alzheimer’s Disease
Strong Legs Are Key To A Healthy Brain:
From a newly released study from Scientists at King’s College London:
“…researchers discovered that leg power was a better predictor of cognitive change than any other lifestyle factors tested…”
The scientist also discovered a link between strong legs and our brain’s ability to resist the effects of aging.
And, you can learn more when you click on the following blue link: Strong Legs Are Key To A Healthy Brain
One For The Road:
E-flat walks into a bar…
The bartender says, “Sorry, we don’t serve minors.”
That’s it for today. Talk to you next time.
Your ideas for me, aging related story, and your comments are always very welcome.