Wednesday, 29 January 2014
Five years of at least 40 eggs per month and still alive !
Since becoming a diabetic I have read enough dietary bilge to sink a ship. Eggs are killers, eggs are safe, dietary cholesterol will send me to boot hill swiftly. Over 80% of cholesterol is made in the body. Eat a nil cholesterol diet and your body will make what it needs. And it certainly needs cholesterol if you want to stay alive. Jeez, I have seen people on forums stating my total cholesterol is three, and I am hoping statins will take it lower.
The optimum total cholesterol levels are between 5 and 6. Low cholesterol levels are indicative of cancer and other very serious health problems. In postmenopausal women, higher cholesterol levels are linked to the longer they are likely to live. Low cholesterol levels in men has been strongly linked to depression, suicide and violence.
So folks, unless you suffer from a rare condition called hypercholesterolaemia, (very high cholesterol levels), keep on eating eggs, and keep a million miles away from statins. High HDL cholesterol (the so called good stuff) and very low trigs (the lower the better) is a feature of a low carb, low sugar, low starch diet. As are low blood glucose numbers, low blood pressure, and a low or nil medication way of life.
It's a free world, sort of, make your choice, the right food and exercise or more big pharma drugs for countless millions, for life, the choice is yours.