Wednesday, June 4, 2014

It's an eggish & stir fry morning! And, you know what? That's not such a bad thing!

Beef stir fry, egg, toast and 2% milk!
OK, I'll admit that I have a couple of really bad food addictions, namely eggs and beef! My eggs are fried (horrors of horrors) and my beef is mixed with olive oil, peppers and onions to form a most satisfying and potentially cancerous stir fry! Is there any hope for me? At the ripe old age of 64, do I really care? Well, let's get down to it....

First off, the jury is now out as to a number of culinary topics relating to some foods. Saturated fats have been in the news as of late. Gee. And, it seems that the original studies done in the 50's and 60's were very flawed!! 'Heavens to Murgatroid' as the character Snagglepuss may have put it! Did the the experts lie? Yeah, probably so, as it turns out. In reality, these types of fats may not actually be bad for you, over the long term! Go figure....

Well, what about that evil beef your eating, you complete and utter savage? Same deal, folks... studies by many scientists who have looked at humankind's diet over millions of years, have been struck by how very healthy the Paleolithic man was! No evidence has been found of heart disease, coronary problems, tooth decay or actually any disease in early man such as we all suffer from today. (If you question this statement, please do you own research)! The facts are, these early people died most of gross injury and predation by other animals! (Had they had all the comforts of modern technology and medicine, they might all have lived as long as Moses). A cravat: the Paleo diet includes lot of fresh vegetables and fruits!

OK, OK – so granted that the stir fry thing just might be acceptable, what about them fried eggs! The average egg yolk contains enough cholesterol to sink the Titanic, right? Well, actually that pretty much wrong also. While eggs do add a goodly amount of cholesterol to the blood stream, the key issue is the ratio of so-called bad cholesterol (HDL) to good cholesterol (LDL) exists at any one time in a person's blood. When the ratio's are pretty close to being equal, well that's really not such a bad thing as it turns out. The human body produces cholesterol naturally and this substance is a needed ingredient to good health. It's when the ratio gets out of whack – either way, that you might want to be concerned. So, get you blood cholesterol levels measured on a regular basis, exercise frequently and eat! Eat what you crave, but in moderation. Then, run out and explore the world!

"The human body is a biological process of incredible complexity. It was designed to grow strongly, heal itself through a period of time and then age to a point of failure. God did well..."

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