Friends Make Your Life Longer

I have known so many people I call friends. I’ve met the worst people – people who lie everyday. People who pretend to be nice but they are not. Be careful with them. They are all around you. People who have nothing but to mind others’ lives or join others in whatever issues. I’m not the sweet or nice type of person who pretends to be nice with everybody for me to gain friends. I’m a friendly person and I love interacting with different people. I look snobbish at first but once you’ve talked to me and we hit with our conversations, that’s the start of a good friendship. I say anything I want, kind of tackless at times. I laugh all the time and enjoy having a good time with my friends. Honestly, friendship is very important to me. I’ll do ways to keep the friendship longer. If you’ve had a ruined friendship because of some nonsense reasons, that’s not friendship at all…that’s bullshit. What I really like about having friends, I’ve got to see and know their attitudes. It’s either you accept it or not but I have learned that no matter how hard you try to accept and understand someone, your effort will be worthless if that someone is really at its worst.

I can say that friendship is the secret to a longer life. I don’t think people who don’t have friends, loners or hates people, have this good or healthy life. Friendships play an important role in maintaining a good health and having a long life especially in times of problems. As of now, social ties are the cheapest medicine we’ve got for everyone. A friend can boost your chances of surviving anything. A friend gives you longer life expectancies. I’ve known some who are isolated from other people and they are not living a happy and healthy life. A friend lessens the suffering from depression, anxiety and other type of mental illnesses. A friend encourages you to take good care of yourself or even takes care of you. A friend calms your fears and gives you hope.  A friend stays with you in any situation or any crisis.

So if you have friends, keep them! It’s hard to find true friends nowadays. =)


Are You Crazy About Nuts?

I love eating nuts. I used to eat nuts during reviews when I was in high school and college because I can bring it along with me easily and eat it anytime and anywhere. Nuts is also considered as food for the brain, that’s what I believed.

I have read in Reader’s Digest:

“Nuts is also a health food for the heart. There was a study made in Harvard Medical School showing that men who ate a couple of handfuls of nuts each week have a lower risk of sudden death due to cardiac arrest compared to those who ate less often.”

Do you know why nuts is so healthy for the heart? Because of its high saturated fats, magnesium and vitamin E.

TRIVIA: Munching nuts may also help protect against dementia.

Dementia is a non-specific illness syndrome where higher mental functions are affected. Affected persons may not know what day of the week, month or year, not know where they are or even not know who they are. (Wikipedia)

Scientists even found out that people with a diet rich in foods containing vitamin E has less chance of developing Alzheimer’s disease, also a form of dementia.

That what nuts can do!

I still continue eating nuts but the weird thing about me: I don’t eat nuts when mixed in chocolates, ice-creams, even brownies. I don’t buy chocolate bars with nuts. It should be plain chocolate. I don’t buy ice-cream with nuts because I don’t feel like separating the nuts from the ice-cream. I love eating brownies from KFC, the one with chocolate bits and nuts. Since it’s small, I find it tolerable to separate the nuts then eat the brownies afterwards. =)

Crazy about nuts?