Eggs Are Finally Okay to Eat!
Okay, I am being a little sarcastic. Why? Because I think the government recommendations are way behind.
If you have been reading or listening to the news you know that the Dietary Guidelines Advisory Committee is changing the recommendations about foods high in cholesterol.
Interesting. I wrote about this topic in a blog on eggs 5 years ago. You can read about why eggs healthy here. And that was several years after I realized that the guidelines were off track.
Lesson: Don’t depend on the government for your nutrition advice. One news article states that Dr. Steven Nissen, chairman of cardiovascular medicine at the Cleveland Clinic, told USA Today, “we got the dietary guidelines wrong. They’ve been wrong for decades.”
The news goes on to talk about how saturated fat and trans fats are still bad for us. Well let me cut to the chase and give you my bottom line insight from over 20 years of providing nutrition therapy . . . .
The number one nutrition problem causing our health problems including weight gain, diabetes, and heart disease is PROCESSED FOODS, LACK OF SKILLS FOR COOKING REAL FOOD, and TOO MUCH SITTING!
I was lucky enough to grow up with fresh garden foods, very little screen time (3 channels on TV), and plenty of chores and play time to keep us active.
What can you do to keep your cholesterol and heart healthy? The first step is knowing where you are now. Start paying attention to:
1. Your grocery cart. How many processed foods and how many fresh foods do you buy?
2. Ingredients in your packaged foods. What are you really putting in your body?
3. How often you eat out compared to home cooked meals?
4. Do a time check. How many hours of the day are you sitting at a desk, TV, computer, video games, or on your phone?
Okay. Gotta go get moving now. I just realized I have been sitting at this computer too long!
Question for you: Where do you get your nutrition advice? Comment and share!