What on earth has berries got to do with ageing you may ask?
A lot actually!
Firstly they are the best fruit that you can eat.
For more on the low down on berries see this link; http://www.mnn.com/food/healthy-eating/stories/superfoods-11-berries-to-improve-your-health
In this report, (and you will find a similar story in many others,) Melissa Breyer points out that reserachers have revealed that women who eat strawberries three times a week have less chance of heart attacks. This is because berries have high concentrations of anthocyanin.
She goes on to say that women who eat berries experience a slower decline in mental health.
Whilst I am somewhat sceptical of studies, unless I find out how, who or why they were done, the overall conclusion is that they are certainly good for us.
But there is also another connection with berries and ageing.
The same berries back in the spring were blossoms!
So it is with life. When we are young our bodies are blossoming and have a special beauty. We gaze at the trees in spring and wonder at the colour and splendour, just as we do with young beauty in animals and humans.
The blossom doesn’t last for very long though. A brief month and it falls to the ground leaving a carpet, whilst the tree or bush is left with the core, which grows and matures to a fruit or berry.
Besides a beauty of its own, the berry contains all the goodness, for sustenance for a good and healthy life.
Eventually it is plucked and eaten, or it drops off and becomes the seed for a new bush or tree to grow.
Chestnuts or any seeds and berries that you can think of, have this ability.
So too, our ageing process can be of use to planet Earth.
What seeds will you sow in your later years?
Will you be vital, creative and nurturing?
Will you recognise the beauty of old age?
Will you leave a fruitful and lasting legacy?
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