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Dispelling Egg Myths

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Category : March, Seasonal Menu Ideas, Whatcom Locavore Basics

Free Range Eggs

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Since the 1970s, we’ve been told by scientists that eating eggs could increase our blood cholesterol, leading to clogged arteries. A lot of this was based on the fact that eggs contain cholesterol. Recently, though, researchers have changed their recommendations. For example, eggs also contain lecithin, which can help keep cholesterol in solution in the blood, helping to prevent it from being deposited in the blood vessels. When you eat a whole egg you get both cholesterol and lecithin, and they work together. Continue Reading

Fats, Cholesterol, and Locavore Eating

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Category : December, Seasonal Menu Ideas

Fats and Cholesterol--RevisedI used to worry about the health effects of eating meat, and in fact was a low-fat vegetarian for about 15 years. I was concerned about the living conditions and treatment of commercially raised meat animals, and I was concerned about how the saturated fats found in meats were believed to affect health. What happened was I gained weight. Somehow that didn’t make me feel healthier. Continue Reading