Thursday, January 22, 2015

Food for thought: Stay With a Healthy Diet in 2015

Do you feel like you may be forgetting something? Being forgetful can be caused by a number of reasons such as not getting enough sleep, not getting enough exercise, genetics or other lifestyle or environment factors. But keep in mind that your health and nutritional status can play a major role in your mental function. Foods that encourage blood flow to the brain are best for boosting memory and brain function. Here are a few tips to help you boost your brain power with nutrition:

1 .   Get plenty of fruit. Dark fruits such as blueberries and cherries are great antioxidants that may help reduce the effects of age-related conditions such as dementia.
2 .  Add some wild-caught salmon and other foods that are high in omega-3 essential fatty acids to your diet.
3 .  Go a little nutty by adding nuts and seeds. These are great sources of vitamin E which is a good brain booster. An ounce a day is sufficient. Look for unsalted nuts if you have sodium restrictions.
4 .  Eat plenty of vegetables. Try dark green veggies such as kale and collard greens. Get plenty of broccoli, cabbage, and cauliflower and other cruciferous vegetables may help to improve your memory, as well.
                             Creole  Pecan Pie
1-1/2    cups pecan pieces 
3          large eggs  
1         cup sugar  
3/4      cup light or dark corn syrup 
2         tablespoons melted butter  
2         teaspoons vanilla extract 
1/2      teaspoon salt  
1         (9-inch) deep-dish frozen unbaked pie shell 

1.     Spread pecans in a single layer on a baking sheet.
2.     Bake at 350° for 8 to 10 minutes or until toasted.
3.     Stir together eggs and next 5 ingredients; stir in pecans. Pour filling into pie shell.
4.    Bake at 350° for 55 minutes or until set, shielding pie with aluminum foil after 20 minutes to prevent excessive browning. Serve warm or cold.

My daughter used Mrs. Smith's Deep Dish Frozen Pie Shell.

Words of  Wisdom :

Work hard for what you want because it won't come to you without a fight. You have to be strong and courageous and know that you can do anything you put your mind to. If somebody puts you down or criticizes you, just keep on believing in yourself and turn it into something positive.

No matter what you're going through, there's a light at the end of the tunnel and it may seem hard to get to it but you can do it and just keep working towards it and you'll find the positive side of things.

Try to make at least one person happy every day. If you cannot do a kind deed, speak a kind word. If you cannot speak a kind word, think a kind thought. Count up, if you can, the treasure of happiness that you would dispense in a week, in a year, in a lifetime!

I am determined to be cheerful and happy in whatever situation I may find myself. For I have learned that the greater part of our misery or unhappiness is determined not by our circumstance but by our disposition.

I truly believe that everything that we do and everyone that we meet is put in our path for a purpose. There are no accidents; we're all teachers - if we're willing to pay attention to the lessons we learn, trust our positive instincts and not be afraid to take risks or wait for some miracle to come knocking at our door.

A proud grand-poppa                 G.


  1. Howdy Dad ,
    Now this is a great post and deliciously good . So you are the one that cut one of my pies , I asked my babies who gave them pie with whipped cream and they said poppa .
    No damage done , now everyone kknows why I cook 2 cakes and 3 pies Hahahahaha!
    Your only daughter

  2. Hello my sweet and lovely daughter ,
    I do so agree it is deliciously good , the pie was exceptional delicious (laughing my butt off).
    did you not make some coconut cream pies today , I heard Gil was taking you to the theater and my grands and I will have a good time . I will make sure they are in bed . I do so love babysitting .
    Your only dad .


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