Why Eggs Are healthy

I’m glad to hear that doctors have now decided eggs are not that dangerous to your health. In fact, they are recommending it as part of a healthy, balanced diet. What a relief!

I love eggs but have always been scared of the high cholesterol content. We used to buy the healthy alternatives, like the low-cholesterol eggs, or even eggbeaters, containing only egg whites. When I was a kid, I wouldn’t have minded just eating the whites. I hated the yolk. But as I got older, I acquired a taste for the yolk as well, and I hated waste. So, I felt guilty either way. For a while, we did not even eat many eggs. Now, I can relax.

Scientists now say that cutting down on eggs does not significantly reduce your blood cholesterol level, as that is mostly determined by your own body’s production of cholesterol. I have always known your body makes cholesterol, because it is a necessary component in the body’s daily functioning. It is the oil that keeps the body’s machinery going. But scientists also warn that the high saturated fat content of foods, like fatty meats and those delicious pastries and sweets, are still dangerous. That’s because the body uses the fat to produce cholesterol. Eggs have relatively small amounts of cholesterol compared to these foods. Eggs also have many other nutrients, which are important for the body. Therefore, the benefits of eggs outweigh the risks.

The emphasis, these days, is on reducing the intake of saturated fats. Cutting down on those sweets is going to be even tougher than cutting out the eggs.

Welcome to My blog

Welcome to my blog!  My name is Kimberly   I am on a journey to live a healthier life and since I love to share my discoveries, I decided it would be fun to blog about them! I follow a low-carb lifestyle which is primarily Paleo and am eating as much real food is possible while avoiding as many processed, fat-free, and sugar-free foods as I can, because I believe those are not good for your health.

There is a history of type 2 Diabetes in my family.  That puts me at high risk of developing it, so I am working on losing weight by making healthy food choices and incorporating regular daily exercise.

This blog will chronicle my journey to a healthier life and will cover every aspect of my life, not just health although that will be the main focus.  I hope this will be an encouragement to you as I share what I am learning.

I want to live a healthy and happy life, fully enjoying all that is ahead of me. I refuse to let the threat of diabetes become my prison, dictating every aspect of my life and keeping me filled with fear. I am choosing to face this lurking enemy head on and conquer it with healthy choices. I am going to celebrate this life that I’ve been given and I invite you to join me on my journey!