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Eggs do Not Cause a Heart Attack! – But Sugar Does

 

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More than 70 percent of Americans consume 10 percent of their daily calories from sugar. And about 10 percent of Americans consume one in every four of their calories from sugar.
We’ve been told to swap eggs for cereal. But that recommendation is dead wrong. In fact, it’s very likely that this bad advice has killed millions of Americans.

Eggs are among the few foods that I would classify as “superfoods.” They are loaded with nutrients, some of which are rare in the modern diet.
A study showed that your risk of heart attacks doubles if sugar makes up 20 percent of your calories.
So eat up your eggs!
In one study showed, 2 eggs per day for 6 weeks increased HDL levels (Good cholesterol) by 10%

Here are 10 reasons you should be eating eggs every day.

1. Eggs Are Incredibly Nutritious
2. Eggs Are High in Cholesterol, But They Don’t Adversely Affect Blood Cholesterol
3. Eggs Raise HDL (The “Good”) Cholesterol
4. Eggs Contain Choline – an Important Nutrient That Most People Don’t Get Enough of
5. Eggs Turn LDL Cholesterol From Small, Dense to Large, Linked to a Reduced Risk of Heart Disease
6. Eggs Contain Lutein and Zeaxanthin, Antioxidants That Have Major Benefits For Eye Health
7. In the Case of Omega-3 or Pastured Eggs, They Lower Triglycerides as Well
8. Eggs Are High in Quality Protein, With All The Essential Amino Acids in The Right Ratios
9. Eggs do NOT Raise Your Risk of Heart Disease and May Reduce The Risk of Stroke
10. Eggs Are Highly Fulfilling and Tend to Make You Eat Fewer Calories, Helping You to Lose Weight

Bottom Line: Egg consumption consistently leads to elevated levels of HDL (the “good”) cholesterol, which is linked to a reduced risk of many diseases.

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Source: Huffington Post
Source: Authority Nutrition

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Did You Know – 02/15/2015

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  1. Tests conducted by St. Lawrence University in New York found that there were more left-handed people with IQs over 140 than right-handed people. Famous left-handed intellectuals include Albert Einstein, Isaac Newton, Charles Darwin, and Benjamin Franklin. Less than 1% of the world’s population can be considered truly ambidextrous.

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2. The Melanesians of New Guinea are the only dark-skinned group of humans known to have a high blonde hair rate. 

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3. Vitamin D is unusual because it is the only vitamin that can be synthesized in the body. Sunlight is the main source of Vitamin D, though sunscreen lotions with high SPF can prevent vitamin D formation. Vitamin D is also the only vitamin that is a hormone.

 

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4. Insects such as termites and ants provide 10% of the protein consumed worldwide. Where insects are an integral part of a diet, they contribute as much as 40% of protein.       In the United States, it is estimated that every adult unconsciously consumes one pound of insects each year due to garden produce, poor restaurant and home hygiene, and commercial foods for which the USDA allows a certain amount of insect fragments. Peanut butter, for example, is allowed to have 30 insect fragments per 100 grams.

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5. Women are more susceptible to the effects of alcohol especially  wine than men partly because they have less of an enzyme in the lining of the stomach that is needed to metabolize alcohol efficiently.

 

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Cholesterol Is Not The Cause Of Heart Disease !

I found this article rather interesting. Interesting because I have always been told I have high cholesterol. I have never taken any medication for it, because my triglycerides are a good level and from what I have read this is really what counts. I eat as clean food as I can, I exercise, drink plenty of water (sometimes in the form of alcohol mind you). Besides you have to die of something.

Anyway for those who do take medication I recommend you read this article from top to bottom, then maybe you will reconsider what you eat and then get off that medication that you do not really have to take. Some researchers believe is quite dangerous.

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Here are some exerts from the article.

‘Heart disease is one of the leading causes of death, and cholesterol is frequently given the blame. But is it justified?’

‘As explained by Dr. Kummerow, ( who wrote the book Cholesterol Is Not the Culprit) trans fats prevent the synthesis of prostacyclin,2 which is necessary to keep your blood flowing.’

“When your arteries cannot produce prostacyclin, blood clots form, and you may succumb to sudden death. Avoiding trans fat is therefore imperative for cardiovascular health. Vaccenic acid, found in cow’s milk, while a naturally-occurring trans fat, has an entirely different composition and does not cause the adverse health effects associated with hydrogenated oils.”

“Of course, the other thing I mentioned is that if you don’t eat trans fats, you will not interfere with the flow of your blood. The trans fats will have no influence because if you don’t eat them, they’re not going to be there. That’s the other reason for heart disease. If you don’t eat trans fat and the oxidized fat, you won’t have heart disease.”

“I personally have not taken oral vitamin D in over four years. I get all of my vitamin D from exposure to the sun. The benefit of doing it this way is that your body has a built-in biofeedback mechanism that regulates the amounts of vitamin D that is made. This ensures you’ll have just the right amount your body needs.”

“I want to remind you that sugar is another primary dietary culprit in the development of heart disease. To protect your heart health, you need to address your insulin and leptin resistance, which is the result of eating a diet too high in sugars and grains. To safely and effectively reverse insulin and leptin resistance, thereby lowering your heart disease risk, you need to:

Avoid sugar, processed fructose, and grains if you are insulin and leptin resistant. This effectively means you must avoid most processed foods
Eat a healthful diet of whole foods, ideally organic, and replace the grain carbs with:
1. Large amounts of vegetables
2. Low-to-moderate amount of high-quality protein (think organically raised, pastured animals)
3. As much high-quality healthful fat as you want (saturated and monounsaturated from animal and tropical oil sources). Most people actually need upwards of 50-85 percent fats in their diet for optimal health—a far cry from the 10 percent currently recommended.”

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Meatloaf In A Muffin Pan – Brilliant!

This is brilliant. Great way to make an impressive dinner  presentation. I find when I make a meatloaf , if I don’t get the ingredients right [which is often as I never follow a recipe]  it kinda crumbles a little, so when I saw this I thought what a perfect way to present meatloaf and maybe decorate it with mashed potatoes, peas, asparagus or what ever takes your fancy.

I have also suggested to my grandson that in the weekend he makes some up and put them in the freezer so that when he comes back hungry from school or surfing he can Zap them up in the microwave or oven and have a healthy protein snack.

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Ingredients

1 2/3 to 1 3/4 pounds ground sirloin
1 medium onion, cut into chunks
2 ribs celery from the heart of the stalk, cut into 2-inch pieces
1 green bell pepper
1 large egg plus a splash of milk, beaten
1 cup plain bread crumbs
2 tablespoons grill seasoning (recommended: Montreal Steak Seasoning by McCormick)
1 cup smoky barbecue sauce
1/2 cup tomato salsa
1 tablespoon Worcestershire sauce
Vegetable oil or extra-virgin olive oil

Directions

Preheat oven to 450 degrees F.

Put ground beef into a big bowl. Put onion and celery into a food processor. Cut the bell pepper in half, rip out the seeds and throw them into your garbage bowl. Cut the pepper into a few pieces and add to the food processor. Pulse the processor blades to finely chop the vegetables into very small pieces then add them to the meat bowl. Add egg, beaten with milk, bread crumbs and grill seasoning to the bowl. Next, mix together the smoky barbecue sauce, the salsa and the Worcestershire sauce. Pour half the sauce mixture into the bowl with the meatloaf mix. Mix the meatloaf together with your hands. Wash up. Brush a 12-muffin tin (1/2-cup each) with vegetable oil or extra-virgin olive oil. Use an ice cream scoop to help you fill meat into a each tin. Top each meat loaf with a spoonful of extra sauce. Bake about 20 minutes. Cut open 1 muffin to test that the middle is cooked through

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Did You Know —- 6/7/2010

a. According to Consumer Report (July 2010) The “Target” brand, Up & Up Sport continuous, has the best rating of all the sunscreen brands.

b. The national Centers for disease control and prevention recommends that consumers avoid products that mix sunscreen with deet insect repellent. Unlike repellents, sunscreens are meant to be applied liberally and often, so using a combination product could result in unnecessarily high exposure to repellents.

c. Screw caps keep out oxygen at least as well as a cork. The newest twist: Glass stoppers, which add about $1 to a bottle’s price. Source

d. Now this is good news. 52% of all payment-card transactions that will be on debit card in 2010. This is according to Tower Group. a financial services research and advisory firm in Needham, Mass. Source

e. That 28% sales of ready-to-drink liquid protein supplements climbed by that percentage between 2008 – 2009. Source

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