posted on Dec, 25 2011 @ 03:44 PM
She looks good but my mom is older than her and has fewer wrinkles and my mother in law is close to eighty and looks just as nice, too, and that woman
smoked up until about fifteen years ago, still eats meat and practically lives on a diet of chocolate. My paternal granny lived to a few weeks shy of
99 and she smoked until she was in her fifties or sixties, ate a typical American diet and drank wine until her 70's. At 99 she had legs that would
put a chorus girl to shame and she looked only 70ish. She did have severe osteoporosis but that was about all she dealt with and she died from
complications of pneumonia. I know a vegan who has been battling cancer for ages, and two vegetarians who look like death warmed over and they are
younger than me. I think some aspects of aging gracefully is down to genetic luck, some of it is down to dedication to a healthy level of activity,
and then the rest may be up to a sensible varied diet that also suits one's ethnicity.
I haven't seen it widely discussed, but as someone who is a mutt mix of many races, I've noticed people seem to do best if they stick to ancestral
diets that have served their people well. My mom who has a lot of Asian pacific islander blood for example, does badly on a western diet. She will
then show signs of type 2 diabetes and cholesterol problems. She does well, though, when she sticks close to the island diet of fish, veggies and
rice. I on the other hand, with my European mix, can't really tolerate rice that well. I'm still struggling to work out what works best for me as
an individual. My long lived grandma was German and she did really well on the American foods that were based off the popular German fare.
One thing I think we can all agree on, none of us does well on the over processed, preservative filled, chemical laden GMO infested crap. Go organic,
and free range and cruelty free on meats and it will serve you well. As far as retaining a youthful appearance, it helps to limit sun exposdure and
not overdo anything, even exercise.