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Bacon and Eggs: Brain Booster!

alkapal Jan 15, 2010 01:45 AM

Ha! Aha! Yet another good thing about bacon and eggs- it boosts choline, which is good for the (baby-in-utero) brain! http://www.nhs.uk/news/2010/01January...

I'll bet it's good for us adults, as well. That's my story, and I'm stickin' to it.

(I'm going for cholesterol screening today, so maybe just thinking of bacon and eggs is not a great idea. By the way, has there been a verified causation link of eggs and bacon with bad cholesterol?).

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  1. MandalayVA RE: alkapal Jan 15, 2010 06:51 AM

    I've recommended this book to so many people it's ridiculous, but I'll continue doing so--"Good Calories, Bad Calories" by Gary Taubes, a noted science journalist. It has a big section on cholesterol where the bottom line is high cholesterol is not a sign of bad health overall. You'll change the whole way you look at food after you read it.

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    1. re: MandalayVA
      marycooks RE: MandalayVA Jan 18, 2010 12:50 PM

      If only the doctors would agree on that before they prescribe statins to everyone who has a cholesterol reading above 200. It's ridiculous!

    2. alkapal RE: alkapal Jan 19, 2010 08:02 AM

      i nuked a tray of half a pound of bacon the other morning, and hadn't really eaten much dinner the night before. while it was still super hot from the micro, i had to grab a couple of pieces and chow down -- standing in front of the micro (and...to answer your question, no i am not proud of that!).

      all i could hear was my inner homer simpson saying, """MMMMMM --- CHOLINE!""""

      {;^D.

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