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Friday, February 17, 2012

An ode to getting older emoticon

Remember the saying….. "When I am old I will wear purple."

Disclaimer emoticonOh, what the heck an occasional cigar won't kill ya emoticon

On the other hand how about…. "When I am old I will eat purple."

From the Archives of Toxicology & www.disabled-world.com... The Power of Purple

Diseases such as Alzheimer's, Multiple Sclerosis and Parkinson's can be fought with the power of purple fruit and veggies, according to a recent study. Research from the University of Manchester in the UK has found that a contributing factor too many serious diseases is poorly-bound iron, which causes dangerous toxins called hydroxyl radicals to be produced. These can, in turn, react with the components of living systems. These toxins, however, can be protected against by consuming nutrients called 'iron chelators' which bind the iron tightly. Iron chelators are found in green tea and brightly colored fruit and vegetables, with purple fruit reported to be the most effective.

So, which fruit and vegetables fit into the purple category? You may be hard pressed to think of more than a couple off the top of your head, but actually the list is pretty extensive, and includes blackcurrants, blackberries, blueberries, plums, eggplant, beetroot, elderberries, grapes, pomegranates, prunes, figs and raisins – and then you have purple variations of common produce such as purple potatoes, purple asparagus, purple cabbage and purple carrots.
The study is the first to link the presence of poorly-bound iron with so many diseases, and highlights the important role it plays in helping other supplements fight disease.

I got my Medicare card in the mail yesterday and I thought OMG I’m OLD!!!! Which made me giggle because I’ve never had a problem with my age. In fact I’m like those little kids, when asked how old they are, and they answer, “Almost 10!!!!” When they’ve just had their 9th birthday. I never hesitate to add that half year mark once Christmas comes and until this June I’ll answer proudly, “Almost 65!!!!,” if asked.

I’ve worked hard to reach this age. I wear every grey hair and wrinkle as a badge of courage because like Bette Davis said, “Getting old is not for sissies.” I know there’s plenty of woman out there who freak at turning 30, frown at facing 40, flirt with cosmetic surgery at 50, but then realize by 60 that… this ain’t bad at all.

With that being said I’d like to introduce you to some role models for a future you may be dreading. Just remember the alternative next time you think you don’t want to grow old and get over it, its 2012…. bring on the Glam-mas!!!!

Advance Style, a blog for woman from 80 to 100 years old who are living large and loving it.

I want to be just like these lovely ladies and I only have 15 years to get my GLAM on emoticon


RIP Zelda Kaplan, 95. She is featured in the video... Died Wednesday 2/15/12 at the Joanna Mastroianni Fall 2012 fashion show during Fashion Week, in New York. This picture was taken just before she was seated, only minutes before she left for that great catwalk in the sky.

And for the men in the audience emoticon

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    I like that name "glamm mas".
    Thank you for this great blog. I do need an attitude adjustment.
    2285 days ago
    I've never seen purple carrots or asparagus...white asparagus, but not purple. I would love to try it. I wonder if my son (chef) has ever cooked with them...bet he has. I'll ask him? Think Whole Foods might carry them? Yum! Now I want to try them!
    2286 days ago

    I had never heard of purple carrots before. (And that sent me off to learn there are lots of carrot colours out there. Wow!)
    2287 days ago
  • JILL313
    Linda, I also am going to be on Medicare next month and that makes me happy as it'll save me a lot not having to pay almost $500 for private health insurance. I chose to go with an advantage plan--Blue Shields 65+ it actually seems to cover more with less co-pays. I really don't feel that old , it's mainly a mental attitude and I chose to think young as 65 is only a number and actually nowadays it isn't that old. Plus like you said I'm not ready for the alternate route. I've always loved the color Purple but until reading your great blog I didn't realize how important it is to eat Purple foods. I will be doing just that--thank you sweetie for sharing this good information. I can tell you're very young at heart and that's wonderful--hold on to that!


    2287 days ago
    Love the picture of the woman playing hop scotch - woohoo!
    2287 days ago
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