National Geographic : 1954 Apr
I have to grow old?" No, not as your grandparents or even your parents did. The doctors have learned in recent years that there is much that can be done to help make all of life's years happy and productive. They have learned that a zest for liv ing, a liking for people, serenity of spirit, peace of mind, sensible living and eating, all are important. They now know that good eating habits in partic ular have a vital bearing on the reten tion of physical vigor, mental alertness and, above all, the protection of the heart, the arteries, the glandular system and the digestive tract. Your doctor will tell you that a diet based upon the generous use of such protective foods as fresh fruits, green leafy vegetables, milk, eggs, and meat not only helps to keep you healthy but FOR HEALTH, EAT AND ENJOY A has a lot to do with keeping your physical stamina and mental alertness "young"! At any age the protective foods should be used generously in the daily diet. Among the best, as we grow older, are bananas, because of their easy di gestibility, because they do not require vigorous chewing, because they supply needed vitamins and minerals, because they are effective in weight control, and because they have such a beneficent effect on the entire digestive system. Why not eat to add life to your years as well as to add years to your life! Because of the many appetizing ways in which bananas can be served, as well as because of their importance in nutri tion, bananas are now being used more widely than ever by people of all ages. UNITED FRUIT COMPANY PLENTIFUL VARIETY OF THE RIGHT FOODS. IF YOU DO NOT KNOW WHAT THE "RIGHT" FOODS ARE, ASK YOUR DOCTOR.