I got around a dozen bananas yesterday, as well as some organic Gala apples (which are far too small this time of year, but I bought them anyway (more sweet?)), and also four (decent sized) Kent mangoes (already had one, pure deliciousness), two 4-pound bags of organic heirloom oranges (can't wait to dig into those), and four over-ripened avos (I had one yesterday, was gelatinous, far too fatty, and upset my stomach afterwards, so the remaining three have been pitched - no good). So, I'm glad I did a moderate fruit haul. In the Summer months, I may buy five or six Kent mangoes instead of four, and opt for two 8-pound bags of oranges (because citrus in the Summertime is the best ever) - but everything else would stay the same (only with better avos ;))

I bought other stuff, too, but nothing terribly interesting - Thomas plain bagels, Muenster cheese, Starbucks Vanilla iced coffee - basically all kinds of stuff that I consider "habitual" in terms of being easy on my stomach/body when it comes to processing the food. I stopped buying pizzas some months back (a natural progression, because excess cheese just ruins my stomach, makes me puke). Glad I am off pizza.

Another thing I bought, was a Lindt chocolate bar (85% cacao) because A) I like the flavor - bold and not too sweet, and B) it is the only chocolate I can have, as it is low in dairy content, and also C) it is good for longevity. Dark (high cacao) chocolate, organic olive oil, goji berries, green tea: ALL of these things promote longevity in a big, BIG way. And there are other things out there that may not be considered "super foods" (like those I just mentioned - all of those ARE considered "super foods"), that can/do promote longevity in certain individuals - red wine (for those who drink alcohol (I do not)), black coffee (even if it is cheapo instant coffee - black coffee without sweetener/creamer is fairly good for the mind), and (for some) having wild caught salmon can boost metabolism, improve liver function, etc. I, myself, take a hard pass on any meat-based product (and yes, fish IS meat!), but for those who do eat fish, wild caught salmon (like, the expensive, difficult to find kind - not something that simply says "wild" on the package) has a decent amount of (longevity-promoting) health benefits.

But really, I find that just finding anything (that is reasonably healthy) and eating it again and again and again, and making it a habitual element of your (my) diet, makes it easier to process, and the body can adapt to it more easily, and the body more or less knows "what to do" with the food it is getting. No alarms and no surprises (please).

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