We talk a lot around here about getting and staying healthy. We talk about exercise and having the right frame of mind. I’m thinking we also need to be talking about some foods out there that could be of an immense help to you dudes’ desire not to drop dead in the next seventeen minutes and twenty-one seconds.
Go check out the article if you’re interested (and you should be) for the full story, but I thought I’d hit a couple of the highlights here to give you an idea, a flavor (if you will) of the information you’ll find there.
The first food they recommend is Swiss chard, which, I’m sure, leaves you in exactly the same place as me. Namely, the town of Total Bewilderment And Buffoonary. What is Swiss chard? I mean, I know about Swiss, which means this is chard that probably has holes in it, right? Is a chard anything like a chad? And should it be hanging?
Turns out, Swiss chard doesn’t have holes. It’s a leafy vegetable with red and yellow stems, as well as dark-green leaves. That dark-green color is a sure sign that the food is going to be packed with nutrients. And, surprising no one, this one sure is. Low in calories, but packed full of the good stuff.
The next recommended food is flax seeds, which, as it turns out, have nothing to do with sunflower seeds and probably shouldn’t be spit out in public. Loaded with plant chemicals known as lignans, flax seeds may provide some protection against cancers that are sensitive to hormones, such as breast cancer. Plus their omega-3 essential fatty acids have heart-healthy effects.
The article goes on to suggest you try to eat them sprinkled on yogurts, salads or cereals.
The last food I want to go over from the article is also the last food I ever want to see on my plate (other than brussel sprouts, which, oh, good lord, I can’t even talk about it). They’re beets. Blech.
Still, (b)eets are one of the best sources of folate. Folate is especially important during periods of rapid cell division and growth, such as infancy and pregnancy.
Good thing I’m not thinking about getting pregnant any time soon because there is just no way I’m going to be eating beets.
I wonder why they didn’t put the cheeseburger on the list of healthy foods you’re no– Oh, yeah. Right. Because you’re already eating cheeseburgers, so it can’t be on the list of foods you’re not eating.