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Eggs are not bad for your cholesterol, nor are they bad for your health

Discussion in 'Egg, Chicken, & Other Favorite Recipes' started by Bangarang64, Oct 10, 2013.

  1. Bangarang64

    Bangarang64 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Amazing Eggs: Busting the Cholesterol Myth

    - Dietary Cholesterol Isn't Bound to Blood Cholesterol. There is little-to-no relation between dietary cholesterol and higher blood cholesterol levels, nor any legitimate link between dietary cholesterol and the incidence of heart disease.

    Great Article about this and other egg misconceptions here
     
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  2. Arielle

    Arielle Chicken Obsessed

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    I eat 0-12 eggs aday--- and got rid of the typical processed foods like crackers, flours, and sugars. Wow, I have so much more energy. ANd sleep much better and have no afternoon slump. And my cholesterol runs about 170.

    Poor eggs got the blame, , , but now we know better. Or at least a few of us do.
     
  3. Janet Pesaturo

    Janet Pesaturo Chillin' With My Peeps

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  4. Arielle

    Arielle Chicken Obsessed

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    Hi Neighbor!!

    All the more reason to let the girls graze on the organic lawn.
     
  5. Arielle

    Arielle Chicken Obsessed

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    OR is that the higher VIt A also?
     
  6. Janet Pesaturo

    Janet Pesaturo Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Yes, eggs from pastured hens are also higher in vit A and vit E.

    What part of MA are you from? Sounds like you must have a good size farm!
     
  7. Bangarang64

    Bangarang64 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Don't forget the Vitamin D! Eggs are one of the very few natural sources!
     
  8. Arielle

    Arielle Chicken Obsessed

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    A small farm. Enough acreage to have a few animals. Including crowing roosters without neighbors complaining . . . so far.
     
  9. yinepu

    yinepu Overrun With Chickens

    My doctor had warned me off of eggs when he first heard we had chickens..
    I had him run a blood test on me (I eat eggs every single day...)

    he was shocked that my cholesterol levels were so low!..


    every year he asks me if I am still eating eggs every day.. then shakes his head when he sees the results of my bloodwork.. the last time that I went in he FINALLY admitted that eating eggs isn't as bad for you as he had once believed.. it took him 9 years but he's a believer now..
     
  10. donrae

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    Even before I did any research on alternative nutrition theories (low carb, paleo/primal, nourishing traditions, etc) I knew the whole "cholesterol you eat causes high blood cholesterol" think was bunk. I worked at a nursing home where we had five advanced dementia patients who were all on vegetarian diets "because their cholesterol is too high". Those patients did not eat anything the staff didn't put in their mouth, so there was no cheating on the diet. Even after years they still had cholesterol over 240. But, oh wait, high blood cholesterol doesn't necessarily indicate heart disease, either! None of them died of cardiac issues, and all were well into their 80s when they passed.

    I've just decided mainstream nutrition is a total crock.
     

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