Eggs on Their Faces
Just wanted to share a really nice article sent to me the other day by a reader of my blog (thanks Justin) titled Eggs on Their Faces, which provides a nice commentary on just how out of touch our government is with regards to their oftentimes misguided dietary recommendations.
Almost weekly, I start working with a new client who thinks I’m bat-shit crazy when I tell him or her that eating whole eggs isn’t necessarily a bad thing. I guess in the grand scheme of things, I can’t blame their reaction given that the government has been telling us for 30 years that we should be replacing meat and dairy (under the FALSE assumption that their higher saturated fat content places more health risks on our society) with as many carbohydrates as our hearts desire.
Carbohydrates in of themselves aren’t bad. However, what types you predominantly eat do play a role in your overall well-being. But that’s a discussion I don’t want to get into now.
Suffice it to say, it’s hard to argue the end result of the past 25+ years of government advice: Heart disease is up. Type II diabetes is up. Incidence of obesity is waaaaay up. Yet, it’s the eggs that are the culprit? Riiiiiiiiigggghhhhtttt. It couldn’t possibly be the fact that you eat more sugar in a week than a small army and/or a pregnant Britney Spears.
In any case, I thought it had some interesting things to say – what are your thoughts? Agree, disagree, couldn’t care less?