It takes hands to build a house, but only hearts can build a home.

Author Unknown

Tuesday, August 09, 2011

Chapter 8, Page 9, Book 11


Blessed are those who can laugh at themselves; they will always have entertainment.

Blessed are those who can distinguish between a mountain and a molehill; they will save themselves a lot of trouble.

Blessed are those who can rest and sleep without looking for excuses; they will become wise.

Blessed are those who are intelligent enough not to take themselves too seriously; they will be appreciated.

Blessed are you if you can look seriously at small things and peacefully at serious things; you will go far in life.

Blessed are you if you can admire a smile and forget a scowl; your path will be sunlit.

Blessed are you if you can always interpret the attitudes of others with good will, even when appearances are to the contrary; you may seem naive, but that is the price of charity.

Blessed are those who think before acting and who laugh before thinking; they will avoid foolish mistakes.

Blessed are you if you know how to be silent and smile, even when you are interrupted, contradicted or walked on; the gospel is beginning to take root in your heart.

Blessed are you especially if you know how to recognize the Lord in all those you meet; you have found the true light, true wisdom.

author unknown

Attitude we know is everything. It makes you or breaks you as they say. We all need to cultivate BEautiful Attitudes.

Another thing that can make you great or bring you down is what you eat and today I'm sharing what we need to eat in order to get needed vitamins each day.

Vitamins have been shown to aid in the prevention of heart disease, osteoporosis, macular degeneration, cancer, and a variety of other ailments. Since your body isn't able to make most vitamins on its own it's important to eat a healthy, balanced diet.

Vitamin A is necessary to keep your eyes healthy, and it helps form bones and teeth, stimulates white blood cells to help build immunity, and regulates cell growth and division.
Make sure to eat… fortified dairy products, egg yolks, and dark-green, yellow, and orange vegetables containing beta-carotene (a precursor to vitamin A), such as broccoli, spinach, and sweet potatoes, pumpkin, and carrots. Also include fortified breakfast cereals, as well as fruits high in beta-carotene, such as cantaloupe and apricots

B vitamins have been shown to aid in the prevention of heart disease, stroke, cancer, and other diseases. Vitamin B6 helps your cells make proteins. It also aids in manufacturing brain chemicals such as serotonin and in releasing stored forms of energy. Vitamin B12 is vital to cell development, especially the red blood cells. Folate is used by the body to make blood cells, heal wounds, and protect against colorectal cancer.

Make sure to eat… grain products, including breakfast cereals and breads); eggs, trans-fat-free peanut butter, pork and other lean meats, chicken breast, and fish; sardines, salmon, fortified soy products, and low-fat and fat-free dairy products for B6 and B12 vitamins.

Vitamin C can help prevent certain cancers, lower blood pressure, ensure proper functioning of the immune system, and build collagen, the connective tissue that stabilizes bone, muscle, and other tissues.

Make sure to eat… broccoli, brussels sprouts, spinach, red and green bell peppers; fortified breakfast cereals, citrus fruits, and berries

Essential for building healthy bones, vitamin D may also strengthen the immune system and help prevent heart disease and some cancers. Technically a hormone, vitamin D is produced within the body when the skin is exposed to the UVB rays in sunlight. But many people don’t get enough sun to generate adequate vitamin D, so including it in your diet is important. If your doctor finds you have a vitamin D deficiency, he may recommend taking a supplement.

Make sure to eat… mushrooms, fortified dairy products, egg yolks, and fatty fish like salmon and light tuna; fortified breakfast cereals

Vitamin E may help protect against cardiovascular disease, although studies are inconclusive. It may reduce the blood’s ability to clot, thus decreasing the risk of heart attacks. Vitamin E may also lower the risk of some types of cancer as well as arthritis.

Make sure to eat… vegetable oils, sunflower seeds, egg yolks, dark-green leafy vegetables, nuts; wheat germ, sweet potato, and whole grains

Tomatoes are Summer's bounty. There's nothing quite like the taste of a ripe, juicy tomato. But if taste alone isn't enough for you, consider this: Tomatoes are rich in the antioxidant vitamin C and in lycopene, a powerful carotenoid that may help lower your risk of heart disease and certain forms of cancer. Furthermore, tomatoes are versatile and can be enjoyed with any meal, from breakfast sandwiches to dinner salads.

It's important that we all know what essentials to include in our diet. And it's important to use our Common Sense too. That is my 2 for this Tuesday.

The best vitamin to be a happy person is B1.

Author Unknown

Have a TERRIFIC day everyone!

'On Ya'-ma


BlueRidge Boomer said...

I have changed the way my family eats over the last few years....very, very little fast food...fresh veggies from our garden or the local produce stand....leans meats and almost no dairy...makes a
BIG difference.....


Scrappy quilter said...

Great stuff in this post. The info on vitamins is awesome. Hope you have a wonderful day. Hugs


LOved the inspirational piece. Distinguishing mountains from molehills has saved me alot of trouble through the years. LOL Great tips on vitamins and food.

Buttercup said...

Useful as always. I think I need to eat a tomato today! Have a wonderful Wednesday.