Food of the Week: eggs

Eggs were a mainstay of breakfast when I was growing up, and I admit I didn’t much like them.  Especially fried eggs.  Then I discovered omelets and quiche, and started eating more eggs.  At about the same time, thanks to misplaced hysteria over cholesterol, eggs became pariah foods, shunned by everyone.  The author of one […]

Eggs – they’re what’s for dinner

I learned some interesting things about diet and cholesterol recently, from a webinar sponsored by one of my professional associations: Interesting Fact #1: the diet mantra in the US is a limit of 300 mg cholesterol per day.  Where did that number come from?  Is it based on some solid research showing that people who […]

4 ignored nutrients

Lately, nutrition experts are all about “don’t”.  Don’t eat sodium, don’t eat fat, don’t eat sugar, don’t eat too much.  It’s all negative, and makes food look like The Enemy.  It’s good to remember that food is the best, and sometimes only, source of key nutrients that aren’t on anyone’s radar screen at the moment. […]

Eating fewer eggs -> eating less choline

Egg news: Eggs don’ t have as much cholesterol as previously thought. That fact may not be very relevant anyway.  Ten years ago, the American Heart Association dropped specific mention of limiting egg intake from the general heart health guidelines. We seem to be ignoring the message.  Egg consumption has dropped significantly since 1950, from […]

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