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If you could get all the nutrition you needed in a day with a pill — no worrying about what to eat, no food preparation — would you do it?

No way. I love to cook, eat and find new recipes. I’m well over 60 and I still like trying new tastes, new cuisines, different ethnic foods. I also like to eat healthily using fresh foods as much as possible, and shun mixes, anything white, and food additives.

I don’t think pills would replace the enjoyment I get out of the food I make, and I certainly don’t see how they could be good for a person’s digestive system. Could a pill actually make a person feel full?

In the last couple of years I’ve been venturing more into Indian cooking and spices, and find it fascinating how good and healthy some of them are. I’ve learned that some of them, chiefly turmeric, can do positive things like lower cholesterol levels. Some help with digestion aside from tasting good. A good hot curry can really help a cold! The blend of textures and ingredients in Indian food can be quite interesting, too. For the same reason I like Chinese and Thai dishes — such unusual and fragrant flavors.

So, no pills for me. Just the basic vitamins to supplement growing-older issues.

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