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To think its reasonable to choose cake over mung beans

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LaurieFairyCake Fri 22-Nov-13 15:19:23

I've just had a very odd conversation with an acquaintance (she wants to sell me personal training )

She's massively into health and fitness obviously and was wittering on about how people will only live to 80 if they eat refined carbs but that they could have a shot at a 100 if they ate mung beans and wheatgrass.

I said I'd rather take 80 and the cake confused

She was utterly shocked by that and couldn't believe it.

Who's with me?

Who's with her?

lisianthus Sat 23-Nov-13 11:04:08

Cake, definitely, although now Thistledew has reminded me of red bean oaste buns, I want those too. They are GORGEOUS.

CherryColl1ns Sat 23-Nov-13 12:02:23

Doesn't have to be either or does it?

Unfortunately you don't live to 80 and eat loads of cake a day and then just keel over nicely and quietly. You spend years being fat and having obesity related illnesses.

So I'd choose what I do already. I eat healthily 6 days a week and take loads of exercise. And one day a week neat whatever I fancy. Which includes cake.

Ifancyashandy Sat 23-Nov-13 12:10:36

Controversial I know but I prefer mung beans to cake.

I'm gonna live till I die!

Caitlin17 Sat 23-Nov-13 12:21:17

What the hell are mung beans?

Maybe I'll feel differently when I'm 70 but I don't want to live until I'm 100. 80 sounds fine.

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EndoplasmicReticulum Sat 23-Nov-13 13:04:30

80 and cake here too. All my grandparents have lived / are living to 90, and the last 5 years weren't good.

MaryZygon Sat 23-Nov-13 13:19:51

I am forever hopeful that they will discover some really nasty harmful something in mung beans. The are more than revolting.

And I don't want to live to 100. My parents are in their 80s now and still going strong. But (though I dread them dying) they have deteriorated a lot in the last ten years and I presume will do the same at least in the next ten sad

Lemongrab Sat 23-Nov-13 14:18:47

If living to 100 means eating mungbeans and wheatgrass and looking like Gillian McKeith, I'll take the cake please!

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