Vitamin Supplements or Fresh Fruits and Vegetables?
Didn't I talk about vitamins, before? Yes, vitamins control an important part of our body. Vitamin supplements are one of the most salable medicines in any drugstores.
However, please bear in mind that your digestive organs might forget how to absorb minerals from fresh fruits and vegetables you eat, if you are depending on those ready-made vitamin minerals. It is because your digestive organs learned the easiest way to absorb ready-made vitamins rather than non-digested fresh fruits and vegetables.
We are trying to encourage our friends to eat more fresh fruits and vegetables to get vitamin minerals, not from tablet or liquid form of vitamin supplements.
Today, young parents try to give a lot of vitamin supplements to their children, thinking it will help their children's health and growth. Probably, they are influenced by T.V. commercials.
Yes, it is true that life expectancy for Japanese is already the longest in the world. Female life expectancy is about 86 years or more and about 79 years for male. Aren't these figures due to vitamins and other kinds of modern medicine? That's what I am worried.
During the time of our old folks, they eat traditional foods such as fish, rice, vegetables and lots of fruit for the season. And we were healthy and with happy long life. Today, numbers of old citizen are increasing but they look just like a living dead. They are not healthy at all. Their bodies accept only foods from fast food chains such as hamburgers and instant noodles and uncountable number of vitamins and other medicines subscribed by doctors under governmental medicare.
The body (digestive system) of senior citizens are somewhat changed to accept only soft foods and ready-made vitamins and medicines. If they eat fresh foods, stomach troubles might occur and the foods will not be digested at all. Their body is forgetting to absorb nutrients from foods they eat, and will only depend on ready-made vitamins.
We recommend you to take a lot of fresh fruits and vegetables with other seafoods. How about fresh meat, fish, seaweeds, tofu, etc.? For sure, these daily foods will keep you healthy and have a longer life.
Do not let your baby and children take vitamin supplements too much. It will just destroy their body, especially when they grow up. They will be just like living dead, the same as many senior citizens in my country, Japan.
Let your children eat fresh vegetables and fruits and fresh meat and seafoods. Their body will never forget to absorb nutrients from those fresh foods and they will grow healthy. I am glad that there were no vitamin supplements during our childhood, especially during 1930–1946 in Japan. All my brother and family clans grew up with breast-feeding and natural fresh foods. We are now old enough, but we are all healthy and bright. Only sickness my brother and I suffered during childhood was tuberculosis which I mentioned in the website. Now, our children are also grown up and we have grandchildren and great grandchildren, too. Thanks to God, we are all fine and healthy.
Vegetables May Keep Your Brain Young and Fresh
Vegetables with soup will keep you young. Vegetables are also associated in slowing down the aging process. Vegetables appear to help prevent mental decline, too.
According to the research of American scientists, senior citizens who ate more than two servings of vegetables daily appeared about 4–5 years younger than those who ate fewer vegetables. Among various vegetables, spinach and cabbage are the most recommended spice.
We recommend you to take in salad forms that will help fight and eradicate bad chemicals produced by the body that could destroy good cells. That is because vegetables contain healthy amounts of vitamin E. Vegetables can help keep cholesterol amount low and arteries clear. When the blood is clean, brain functions well and healthy.
Did you know that senior citizens who ate more vegetables are physically active compare to those who ate more meat? Remember, what's good for your heart is good for your brain.