two Girl Scout Samoa cookies and a cup of coffee for breakfast. That has become quite unusual for us and something we rarely do these days. LuAnn said it would make a good blog!
We have a girl scout in our family now so we have to support our troops! Then our daughter Becky posted this link and it reminded us of another possible blog title, "everything in moderation," but don't forget nutrient dense foods!
"Old Wisdom: Eggs clog your arteries and increase your risk of heart attack, stroke, diabetes and early death.
New Wisdom: Nonsense! Eggs are very nearly the perfect food.
How did this one happen? A century ago, when our grandparents gathered their eggs from the backyard hens, there was no controversy. Then cholesterol became the big bugaboo, and all of a sudden, we were being lectured to limit our consumption of eggs to four a week, if any.
Last year, scientists decided to settle the matter once and for all. A meta-analysis of 17 studies on egg consumption and health discovered that eggs did not contribute—at all—to heart disease or stroke in healthy individuals. On the contrary, eggs raise our good (HDL) cholesterol numbers and change the bad (LDL) cholesterol from small and dense to large and benign. Eggs are also high in iron and protein and two antioxidants, lutein and zeaxanthine, which protect against age-related eye disorders like macular degeneration and cataracts."
The key is to eat eggs from free-range, happy and healthy chickens, just like in the old days, but I imagine most of us still get our eggs from those dangerous caged hens that are sold in our local grocery?
Thank you Lord for 12 very healthy grand children from 12 very healthy parents. They don't necessarily avoid the foods listed in the link's group of seven.
How about you?