Thursday, December 18, 2008
…Enough with the poison, the hospitalizations, the depression, and let’s talk fruit.
…HA loves bananas. Does anyone seriously hate them? (HA’s mother does—she once went on a banana diet, nuff said.)
…According to health maven Jean Carper (USA Weekend, Oct 17), a study at Tufts shows that older Americans, especially, need to eat high potassium foods—like Chiquita’s delight.
…Muscle mass declines after age 50, they say. Seniors who hit the potassium however, had 3.6 more pounds of lean muscle than those who didn’t.
…Supposedly potassium counters acidic residues in the body, preventing muscles from punking out.
…Vegetables and fruits become alkaline (even the acidic ones like citrus) in the body and neutralize acidity.
…To get more potassium, besides nanners, you can eat dried apricots, cantaloupe, potatoes, sweet potatoes, winter squash, pumpkin, legumes, avocado, and orange juice and tomato products.
…HA loves peanut butter and banana sandwiches, all smooshed together, dense, oh, boy!