Minnesota Farmer


The devil we choose
February 21, 2015, 7:56 am
Filed under: food, science | Tags: , , , , ,

Salt is bad for you, salt is good for you.  Eggs are bad for you, eggs are good for you.  Don’t eat red meat, don’t eat fat, don’t, don’t, don’t!  We keep finding all of these things we love are bad for us, but are they?

I came across a NY Times article that says the things we were once told about eggs and cholesterol was wrong.  Current data says that the old devil we chose is not so bad for us after all.  It seems as if another fad boggy man is about to bite the dust.diet-tmagArticle-v3

Why are we choosing all of these fads?  Because we want an easy answer.  Let me cue you in, nothing in life is easy.

It is easy to say that because we eat this or that it is causing all of our problems.  When we cut out eggs, red meat, salt or many other things they do not always do the job.  There are no easy answers.

The problem is we have a choice, and we choose to act badly and eat too much.  It’s just like when you drink too much alcohol, you get a hangover and you have to live with it.  Anything in excess is bad for you.

So buck up and understand, there are no easy answers.  Choosing salt or eggs or red meat as your whipping boy will not solve your problem.  Your self-discipline will make the difference.  More exercise and less sweets, with a modest amount of foods you like will beat that old devil.  Cuting out one thing or another will not.

 

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