By Rosie Moore
“Arthritis acting up? Dig in to a seafood dinner several times a week and keep those joints moving. In a recent study, people with rheumatoid arthritis who took 3 to 6 grams of an omega-3 supplement reported a fewer number of tender joints and a shorter period of morning stiffness. They were able to stop their anti-inflammatory medications, and the relief lasted up to eight weeks after stopping the supplements. Eating fish, especially the dark, oily kind like salmon, sardines, anchovies, tuna, mackerel, and bluefish, is the best way to get your fish oil. Although it may help soothe your pain, you shouldn’t depend on diet alone to control your arthritis. You’d need to eat a salmon or mackerel every day to get 3 grams of omega-3 fatty acids. The recommended two or three servings of fish a week wouldn’t do it. If you don’t like fish there are a lot of fish-oil supplements out there.”
This interesting paragraph is from a book called “Super Life, Super Health” written by the editors of FC&A which stands for Frank W. Cawood and Associates, Inc. When one gets older, naturally one tends to become concerned with their health issues. There are many, many books out concerning this subject, but this one was the most informative to me. Here are some more interesting facts:
“Man is constantly searching for a way to bolt the door against old age. This poem, written in Japan in 905, shows that avoiding old age has been a common goal among people the world over for centuries. ‘If only, when one heard, that old age was coming, one could bolt the door, answer, not at home, and refuse to meet him!’” Though no one has succeeded in finding eternal youth, some did at least become well-known for their efforts, such as Oscar Wilde, who wrote “The Picture of Dorian Gray” and Ponce de Leon who searched for the Fountain of Youth but found Florida instead.
There are eight things you can do to have a longer, healthier life:
1. Eat breakfast every day
2. Maintain a sensible weight for your height.
3. Stop smoking
4. Exercise every day
5. Eat a variety of fresh foods
6. Learn how to handle stress
7. Get six to eight hours of sleep every night
8. Drink less than two ounces of alcohol a day.
I’m going to include a recipe here that’s really delicious for you people who love fish:
BROILED SESAME FISH:
Cod fillets, fresh or frozen–one pound
Margarine, melted–one teaspoon
Lemon juice–one tablespoon
Dried tarragon leaves–one teaspoon
Sesame seed–one tablespoon
Parsley, chopped–one tablespoon
Thaw frozen fish in refrigerator overnight or defrost briefly in a microwave oven. Cut fish into four portions. Place fish on a broiler pan lined with aluminum foil. Brush margarine over fish. Mix lemon juice, tarragon leaves, salt and pepper. Pour over fish. Sprinkle sesame seeds evenly over fish. Broil until fish flakes easily when tested with a fork–about twelve minutes. Garnish each serving with parsley.
This is just a little tip of the huge iceberg of facts contained in this book. If you get a chance, read it and you will learn so much. I did.
Thought for the day: Dick Clark, when asked about his secret for staying young: “It’s simple. Pick your parents very carefully:”
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