Don’t fill up on health foods, leave room for the good stuff

The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention says we adults are not eating enough fruits and vegetables. Federal guidelines recommend having 1-1/2 to 2 cups of fruit and 2-3 cups of vegetables daily. Now that figures out almost 4-5 cups of the so-called “health foods” each day.
Looking at my own intake of food if I followed the CDC’s recommendation I believe there would be little room left in my tummy for the “good stuff” like meat and desserts.
Here’s some advice based on our past experiences. “If a woman wants a welcome when she gets  home, she should leave her husband with the baby when she goes.”
The topic of “flipping a coin” drew a smile from the Betterhalf recently. She recalled how when she and her sister were youngsters, her dad flipped a coin to see who would go up the farm lane to get the mail. He pointed to each girl and said, “Heads you go, tails you’re sister goes.”
After a few months of coin flipping and lengthy trips between the girls finally their “lightbulb went off.”
One of the girls questioned, “Hey. Dad! When is it going to be your turn?”
It has become quite evident over the past few decades we live in total world atmosphere where the actions of other countries now affect the lifestyle of you and me. Now daily world news reports emphasize not only international economic effects on our society, but also emphasize the millions of personal lifestyle choices you and I could be making.
International reporting now include topics we could not have imagined just a decade ago. A prime example of this expansion is the weather reports. Yes, the weather!
Evening TV weather reports now turn to different weather models. The European model has appeared on our screen along with several others. Some claim the model is more accurate than what that good old U.S. Weather Service gives us. More accurate or not, just keep my weather report simple by telling me the three-day prediction that’s coming for my own little world of Nebraska.
Once upon a time, when an American said he’d bet you a dollar to a donut, he meant he was giving you a hundred-to-one shot.
Today he means it’s an even bet.
RL Furse is publisher emeritus of the News-Register

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