National Geographic : 1928 Feb
"Nuthin' w - .wna-'u W-ia was oC1028M.L .I . Co. (C UNGRILY and expectantly he had gone to dinner. tL "Nuthin"' he liked-just things which "were good for him". String beans-he wouldn't eat them. Time had come for discipline. When told that he was to hav none of a favorite dessert, he gave in. Smiling thro' his tears after the firstfew mouthfuls, he said, "I didn't know it, but I was liking string beans all the time." PERHAPS in your own home there is a small child who is finicky about his food. But you insist upon his having plenty of milk, cereals, vegetables and the other foods he requires, for you know that the growth of his body and his health depend upon the "building" foods he eats. But how about yourself? Have you dropped into the habit of ordering what you like without regard to the foods you need to build and repair your body and to keep it in the best possible condition of health? Diet is literally a separate problem for each indi vidual. The "overweight" is usually too fond of Like!" starchy, sugary and fatty foods and disinclined to eat vegetables and fruits, while the "under weight" often neglects the fattening foods he needs. Appetite is not always a reliable guide to correct eating. Take time to find out what constitutes a prop erly balanced day to day diet for a person of your age-how much meat, fish, cheese and milk you require, how many sweet foods, and most important of all-how many vegetables. Don't forget the string beans or the tomato, King of the Vitamins. Raw salads, fruit, butter, cream and nuts are important parts of the regular food supply when taken in correct amounts. And six to eight glasses of water daily, please-mainly between meals. Through a well-balanced ration, you can keep in good condition every part of your body muscles, bones, vital organs, nerves, eyes, teeth and even hair. It is interesting to discover what each particular food contributes to the body to know just what to eat if you wish to reduce your weight, or increase your weight, or keep it normal. Incorrect diet is responsible for a / vast number of ailments and lack of strength and vigor. It is esti mated that three calls out of ten in doctors' offices are caused by faulty diet-errors that may be easily corrected. For more enjoyment in eating and i for better health from eating, learn what to eat. Because our daily food needs are little under. By means of this booklet, the modern house* stood by most persons, the Metropolitan Life keeper can easily find out which foods her family . Insurance Company has prepared a booklet, requires. She will learn which foods are needed "The Family Food Supply", which tells what to by a man who does heavy physical labor, which buy and how, and includes diet and marketing are necessary for the office-worker, which for helps for the housewife, herself and which for the growing child. The best food is not always the most expensive, "The Family Food Supply" tells how to buy andthe most expensive is oftentimes far from economically and should be used in connection r the best. The least costly foods can often be with the "Metropolitan Cook Book". A copy a i . prepared in such a way as to give more nourish. of either, or both, will be mailed, free, upon ' ment and more taste-satisfaction than those your request. which are extravagant in price. HALEY FISKE, President. Published by METROPOLITAN LIFE INSURANCE COMPANY-NEW YORK Biggest in the World, More Assets, More Policyholders, More Insurance inforce, More new Insurance eachyear "Mention the Geographic-It identifies you."