Bette Davis is quoted as saying, “Old age ain’t no place for sissies.” From what I’ve read, she was a pretty cool lady. And, from what I’ve seen, she was an amazing actress. Cheers to you Ms. Davis.
Okay, back to this aging thing which, sadly, does have to do with ice cream.
I turned 60!!!!! yesterday. Yup, I know. It’s hard to believe. How could a woman with so much zest for life be so damn old? I’m told it has to do with physics and something called entropy.
Back to ice cream. Here’s a little known fact proven by some really good science. Seems sugar intake takes center stage when it comes to beating the crap out of good cholesterol. Those darling little HDLs that carry cardiovascular muck to the liver for processing.
However, now here comes the conundrum. A diet high in sugar also kicks up the activity of LDLs. The type of cholesterol that dumps the muck into the bloodstream. And, of course, since Mother Nature has a warped sense of humor, the LDLs dump way more than HDLs can remove. Two steps forward and 1 billion back.
Ahh, I can hear you. “So, just stop eating sugary foods!” Well that’s easier said than done. Truly! There should be a twelve-step program for sugaroholics. (Can we get a vote on adding that term to the dictionary?)
Do you see how I’ve gone off onto a subject completely opposite this post’s title? That’s another problem with aging: the cognitive function called thinking!
So, before I transgress again, let me get this thought out–aging sucks!
Thanks, I feel much better. Okay, where was I? Oh yes, musings.
Another thing about aging that drags is the whole body breakdown thing. You won’t understand what I’m referring to unless you’re in your later years. It involves leaking, wheezing, being lethargic, not being able to digest fried foods, did I mention leaking?
I need to end this ranting so I’ll leave you with one final thought!
Blessed be :}