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    When you go past 65 years of age does healthy food realy matter, If i like something I eat it, I like steak and chips but some days I enjoy a pie and beans, some days I just have a sandwich and a glass of beer I like belhaven beer and I like pasta and a glass of red wine.
    john

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    Originally posted by thewanderer, glasgow (2) View Post
    When you go past 65 years of age does healthy food realy matter, If i like something I eat it, I like steak and chips but some days I enjoy a pie and beans, some days I just have a sandwich and a glass of beer I like belhaven beer and I like pasta and a glass of red wine.
    That all sounds like a healthy balance of protein, carbohydates, fats and sources of vitamins and minerals to me assuming there is some salad in the sandwich. It's just the quantities which may be out of balance..

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      #3
      Originally posted by thewanderer, glasgow (2) View Post
      When you go past 65 years of age does healthy food realy matter.....
      At 65 you could have another 25 years to look after yourself?

      However, it is somewhat debateable what is 'healthy'? For example, they say red wine good for you, but too much is bad.
      See my cruise blog: HERE

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        #4
        Good morning to all.I think that as long as you try your best ,fruit,veg,water etc etc then a little extra does no harm in moderation...
        some call me Mrs Early Bird......:p

        oooo and I guess we want a badge too.
        Adventure Oct 2011,Indy Feb 2012. Allure Aug 2012.

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          #5
          The best time to start smoking.

          Calm down dears! No,there is never a good time to start smoking I know...but;If you did want to start,apparently 60 yo.is a good time to do so.I thought "that's crazy" when I read it,but if you are going to start,then I suppose it makes sense. Any fatal disease will take possibly 30 yrs to develop,by which time most people will have succumbed to some other illness and died! Sorry for going off topic,and of course it is important,even for smokers to have a balanced diet(back to topic).Ex Smoker Stan.

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            #6
            The old saying goes 'A little of what you fancy does you good' and i think thats true of all foods. Except when your at afternoon tea on a cruise and then its a case of lots of what you fancy, i love those cakes......................................Carol

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              #7
              I am not a big eater but when I go on a cruise ship and look at the breakfast in the morning I have a bit of everything, when I'm in the house I have poridge and toast in the morning, but when someone else makes it for you, I seem to eat more.

              THANKS FOR ALL THE REPLYS

              JOHN
              john

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                #8
                Living to eat, not eating to live.

                Originally posted by thewanderer, glasgow (2) View Post
                When you go past 65 years of age does healthy food realy matter, If i like something I eat it, I like steak and chips but some days I enjoy a pie and beans, some days I just have a sandwich and a glass of beer I like belhaven beer and I like pasta and a glass of red wine.
                Good afternoon John. I don't normally join threads that aren't either cruising related or political, but this is a subject very dear to my heart.

                You are certainly correct to enjoy whatever you like, though with the caveat that you have not been professionally warned to avoid.

                There is ample room to enjoy all the wonderful gastronomic offerings available today and, providing you 'balance' your diet and participate in regular exercise, anyone our age can certainly indulge in good food.

                I am a huge fan of red meat but heed the advice of the medical profession and restrict the use of salt. Hence when I cook or am 'dining out' I prefer my meats 'rare'.

                There are a number of valid reasons for this but one of the most beneficial is that by having your meat 'rare' less of the 'blood and juices' have been lost in the cooking process and hence the requirement for salt, in order to taste the meat, is negated.

                As I am on my pet subject and I only recently added a picture for Stan, I make a point of having an 'oily' type of fish twice a week. Saturday just gone was kippers for breakfast...

                ...fresh Manx and simply grilled, not this butter soaked boiled in a bag excuse.

                There, it's stopped raining, I'm off out on the old bike, wonder what I'll come home with for this evening.

                Living to eat, not eating to live.
                Last edited by Solent Richard, Lee on the Solent; 8th February 2011, 03:27 PM. Reason: presentation

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                  #9
                  Hi Richard, your red meat looks lovely and those kippers, I enjoy steaks with a glass of wine, and I enjoy my poridge in the morning, every time I go to the hospital or the doctors they ask the same questions, what do you eat and what do you drink I stopped smoking and drinking 2year ago, but I like a glass of red wine with a meal.
                  I used to sail out of southampton in the 70s on the car ferries townsend thoresn I think was the name of the company
                  john

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                    #10
                    Originally posted by thewanderer, glasgow (2) View Post
                    Hi Richard, your red meat looks lovely and those kippers, I enjoy steaks with a glass of wine, and I enjoy my poridge in the morning, every time I go to the hospital or the doctors they ask the same questions, what do you eat and what do you drink I stopped smoking and drinking 2year ago, but I like a glass of red wine with a meal.
                    I used to sail out of southampton in the 70s on the car ferries townsend thoresn I think was the name of the company
                    You say 'when you go to the hospital...' Does this infer you have a reason to ask if healthy eating is important?

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                      #11
                      How did we manage to raise our kids without all the info on food we get bombarded with now.To me its common sense, you over indulge at Xmas then cut back in January,same as when you go on a cruise.Tuck shop in grandkids school can only sell water and low fat crisps,to promote healthy eating,not allowed to bring home baking in for school fundraising events,no biscuits allowed in their lunch boxes,just waiting on them bringing in Food Policeman.

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                        #12
                        65 is a little early to decide you will start eating whatever you like. There is still time for complications to set in if you over indulge in food that is really bad for you.
                        Mind you, if I reach the age of 75 then I will start to relax my diet - not go mad mind you, just not so strict.

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                          #13
                          Variety is what we need. Human beings are omnivorous which means that we can chuck any old thing down our throatsfor fuel, so long as it isn't actually poisonous. The important thing is to not have too much of anything.

                          The problem is that we still have a bit of caveman lurking in our makeup. This means that we have an inbuilt desire to stuff ourselves when food is available because there may be none tomorrow. There is also a residual cultural idea that fat equals wealthy and thin equals poor. ("If I were a rich man - proper double chin - diddl diddle dum")

                          I'm certainly not going to take up smoking again. I can't afford it for one thing, and my wife would kick me out for another.
                          The trouble with having an open mind, of course, is that people will insist on coming along and trying to put things in it.
                          T Pratchett.

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                            #14
                            Originally posted by Baldwin, California
                            Yes at age of 65 years, healthy food really does matter. At this age you should avoid wine, beer, fried and fast foods.
                            These food may disturb your health and fitness. At your this age stage you should take simple home made foods.
                            You should take more fresh fruits, vegetables soups, fruits juices, green tea, and cereal etc.
                            That's the diet my friend followed very strictly. She then started suffering from stomach pains and was told she should avoid so much fibre.........it seems we can never win.

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                              #15
                              I'm having trouble with the diet in Canada. Portions are so large and most things are 'with fries'. I'm substituting baked potato or tomato where possible. Even a sandwich fills the plate and comes with fries!

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