Friday, July 11, 2008

What's for dinner?

…We are recessed. We need to be healthier. Organic? Packaged. Fresh. Microwave or not? Is barbecue poison? Time to go vegan?

…Look for the label and as someone said in the NYT blog the other day, if it has a label, don’t eat it.

…We are broke. We need to stay alive! What to do, what to do.

…Well, we don’t want our urbanized, sluggish bods to be spawning off free radical cells that steal electrons from healthy cells, destabilizing them. So we need at least to eat foods rich in antioxidants.

…Yeah, yeah—this idea has been around awhile. And it means fruits and veggies!

…WebMD lists red kidney beans, small red beans, pintos, blackberries, blueberries (esp!), cranberries, strawberries, and broccoli are great AO foods. Also cooked artichokes, cooked russet potatoes, prunes, sweet cherries, apples (gala, Red Delicious, and Granny Smiths), and pecans are rich in AOs.

…AOs give off their spare electrons to the free radicals, which stops the bad process.

…Sounds simple. Now for the money to buy all those blueberries.

…Oh, and all that makeup containing AOs? It works to eat them instead of troweling them on—makes your skin look great.

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