Health & Wellness: Healthy gardeningEd Alexander looks and feels much younger than his 84 years. His blood pressure is a healthy 120/70. His cholesterol is a low 89 to 116, and not the high 170 it used to be. His 6-foot frame weighs a trim 160 pounds. He laughs often, enjoys 59 years of marriage and naps frequently. More importantly, he and wife Jean, 85, follow a mostly vegan diet. They occasionally indulge in seafood, avoid sugar and milk products, lace oatmeal with flaxseed meal, eat only whole grain bread and snack on fresh fruit.
By: Kathy Van Mullekom, Daily Press (Newport News, Va.)