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Wednesday, February 11, 2015

Told ya!

Eggs are good for you!

The nation’s top nutrition advisory panel has decided to drop its caution about eating cholesterol-laden food, a move that could undo almost 40 years of government warnings about its consumption. 
The group’s finding that cholesterol in the diet need no longer be considered a “nutrient of concern” stands in contrast to the committee’s findings five years ago, the last time it convened. During those proceedings, as in previous years, the panel deemed the issue of excess cholesterol in the American diet a public health concern.

Did you know your body produces it's own cholesterol?  I have a co-worker who eats just about as clean a diet as you can possibly eat.  We're talking less than 1500 calories a day, most of it in fruits and veggies.  He has high cholesterol because it's just in his genetics.  If he followed government dietary guidelines he'd be in even worse shape, but that's a story for another day.

The whole point is that the people who suddenly told you to change the way you ate (More carbs!  More carbs!  Less protein!) are full of BS.  First of all, everyone needs a different ratio of carbs to protein to veggies.  Second of all, you need some fat in your diet.

I'm waiting for another study to come out showing that red meat is good for you.

1 comment:

scottW said...

exactly -- we are all different. You are right about the genetics - All males in my family run high on the cholest - and eat good balanced diets (father is 92 and still has a good heart but chl is and always has run around 270 / 160 on the bad chl)........