I’ve been reading recently that a diet high in complex carbohydrates, i.e., fruits, vegetables, grains, legumes, nuts and seeds, are excellent to maintain a healthy existence. In other words, they’re anti-aging. They’re high in fiber and have definite beneficial effects on constipation, high blood pressure, ulcers, hemorrhoids, and other common “aging” afflictions. They’re rich in phytochemicals that prevent everything from cancer and heart disease to those awful age spots we seem to get as we get older. Eating a high complex carbohydrate diet not only makes you feel better, but you look better, too. Easily digested, complex carbohydrates counter the problem of a slowing metabolism, something that also happens as we age. So why don’t we eat more of them? Changing our diet is no more difficult than changing our minds, but it has to be a commitment to change our lifestyles – not just for a few weeks, but for the rest of our lives.
We have been searching for new things to incorporate into our daily regimen over the last seven years to increase our vitality, stamina, and our immune systems. Yes, we love all the bad stuff there is to eat, so it’s a constant vigilance over what we choose to put in our mouths. But, for the most part, our choices are good. Lots of spices and herbs – more on that later. The fresher, the better. Organic anything is always best. Always.
Did you know that eating too many acidic foods are really bad for you because they contribute to a lot of diseases we don’t want. So keeping our pH level in the range of 6.8 is ideal for fighting off potential problems. They say it’s a good idea to test our urine every morning with a pH strip. Sounds like a lot of work to me, but once a week sounds better, out of curiosity’s sake anyway. They just might have something there. We’re all about better health.