First Take

Yuma Sun - - NEWS - By Randy Hoeft, photo ed­i­tor

While it may not ap­pear that I am try­ing to live healthy, I am, sort of.

I men­tion this be­cause the other day I read an ar­ti­cle in Men’s Jour­nal ti­tled, “The Top 30 Mus­cle-build­ing Foods.”

The list in­cludes a lot of foods that I al­ready eat, a lot, and en­joy, a lot, like eggs, nuts, cot­tage cheese, lean beef, chicken (the ar­ti­cle stated “ro­tis­serie chicken” so I’m think­ing grilled chicken is the same thing), brown rice, beans, tur­key and shrimp.

Now for the rest of the list, which I found, well, en­ter­tain­ing.

For ex­am­ple, bi­son. OK, what­ever.

And wild boar. Se­ri­ously? Wild boar?

Also, chia seeds, hemp seed, quinoa and tem­peh. To be hon­est, I’ve never heard of any of these, can’t even spell ‘em.

Now, con­sid­er­ing the hol­i­days are upon us, and my wife makes a lot of good­ies without any of that stuff I can’t spell as part of the in­gre­di­ents, I’m think­ing I’ll make my own list — “The Top 30 Smile-build­ing Foods,” with gin­ger­bread cook­ies at the top of the list.

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