As I have been going over the new information on a healthy diet there are a few things that have not changes, first is that everything should be taken in moderation.  Any time you over indulge it is bad for you, example salt, you must have a little but too much can be fatal.  The same is true of anything from meat to vitamins, even fiber should be taken in moderation and over the course of the day.  Suddenly increasing fiber intake from 10g to 30g a day cand provoke such unpleasnat symptons as bloating and gassiness.  similarly, consuming a large amount of fiber at once can lead to abdominal cramps or even bowel obstruction, particularly among the older or sedentary persons who already have sluggish bowel function.  Second, avoid all hydrogenated oils of any kind or that is in any foods. Third limit you meat intake if you are over 60 years old.  The older you get the less meat is needed.  The young can handle more meat but as you get older four ounces a day is enough, get your protein from nuts, peanut butter, cheese, etc.  Right now I need to go out and get the fires in the burn barrel started, I’ll try to get today’s recipe on later.  Have a good day.

About Carol (Ouma) Petts

I am a retired teacher. I have taught all levels from kindergarten through college and have been retired now for over 20 years. The last ten years we have lived on a farm and lived off the land, growing our own food and canning for our extended family. Now we have sold the farm and are moving to Florida to truly retire. I guess I have always had a short attention span as this is our 11th move. We have moved from a small farm in New Hampshire, to more city type living, small business adventures, focusing more on traveling, Florida living, Georgia, and Tennessee farming and now back to Florida. My blog is a way to keep my children up to date on what I am doing and letting them know I am still alive and well. My children are spread across the country from New England to Florida, Nova Scotia to New Mexico and CA and several places between, They let me know what they are up to by commenting on my blog but they are so busy with their own lives most times I have to assume " no news is good news". Now I are starting on a new adventure so will try to give daily updates until we get settled into a routine. Then I know even if I am getting older and should settle down I will start looking for some new and exciting adventure to start. Welcome aboard. Norman died Oct 30, 2017 so I am continuing the journey alone with the aid of my children, grand children and great grand children. At present I am living with my daughter and we are 7 in one house and cover four generations. We range in age from 7 to 85 and are finding common ground, we are living proof that multi generations can live and function in a three bedroom house if they really want to. Soon my grandson will have his house built next door so we all will have a room of their own except for the seven year old twins who by choice will share a room.
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