When we reach 40-A A +A
The Scribe's Corner
Sunday, September 8, 2013
Director's Cut: (This portion features the thoughts of DepED 11 Regional Director Gloria D. Benigno, CESO IV to all stakeholders and recipients of the efforts to improve the basic education) "I am your team leader, you are my team mates, together, let us work as a team"
LIFE begins at 40.
It is because we begin valuing our existence and taking a second look on our usual way of living, our lifestyle. We begin to reflect and rethink and eventually retool our needs and priorities.
It is indeed a new life to live.
When we reach four decades, we become aware that we need to change something for the better. It includes the food we eat.
From my usual browsing expedition, I came across this article from http://www.cspinet.org/ which gives 10 foods to eat. These are the following and their benefits:
Sweet Potato is a nutritional All-Star - one of the best vegetables you can eat. They're loaded with carotenoids, vitamin C, potassium, and fiber.
Just one cup of mango supplies 100 percent of a day's vitamin C, one-third of a day's vitamin A, a decent dose of blood-pressure-lowering potassium, and 3 grams of fiber.
Non-fat, plain Greek yogurt has a pleasant tartness that's a perfect foil for the natural sweetness of berries, bananas, or your favorite breakfast cereal.
Broccoli has lots of vitamin C, carotenoids, vitamin K and folic acid. Steam it just enough so that it's still firm and add a sprinkle of red pepper flakes and a spritz of lemon juice.
The omega-3 fats in fatty fish like salmon can help reduce the risk of sudden-death heart attacks.
Whole-grain rye crackers, like Wasa, Kavli, and Ryvita - usually called crispbreads - are loaded with fiber and often fat-free.
All beans are good beans. They're rich in protein, fiber, iron, magnesium, potassium, and zinc. But garbanzos stand out because they're so versatile.
Watermelon is a heavyweight in the nutrient department. A standard serving (about 2 cups) has one-third of a day's vitamins A and C, a nice shot of potassium, and a healthy dose of lycopene for only 80 fat-free, salt-free calories.
Steam a sliced squash or buy peeled, diced butternut squash at the supermarket that's ready to go into the oven, a stir-fry, or a soup. It's an easy way to get lots of vitamins A and C and fiber.
It is better to read and scrutinize whatever new knowledge you came across and try asking the experts like your company or family physician for guidance on what to do next.
When we reach 40, it is very important that we undergo executive check up to know our state of health. Prevention is always better than cure and early detection can save you much needed resources which you can use for other needs.
When we reach 40, we need to be more responsible for our well-being for our own good and for our family members and friends.
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Published in the Sun.Star Davao newspaper on September 09, 2013.