Friday, May 20, 2011

Bacon and Eggs for Breakfast

Conventional wisdom is changing:

"1. Eat Bacon and Eggs for Breakfast
"Regularly skipping breakfast increases your risk of obesity by 450 percent. Moreover, researchers at Virginia Commonwealth University found that people who regularly ate a protein-rich, 600-calorie breakfast lost significantly more weight in 8 months than those who consumed only 300 calories and a quarter of the protein.

"And no, eggs and bacon aren't unhealthy. (Overeating eggs and bacon—or anything else—is what's unhealthy.) In fact, whole eggs contain more essential vitamins and minerals per calorie than any other food. They're also one of the best sources of choline, a substance your body requires to break down fat for energy. What's more, in a recent review of dozens of scientific studies, Wake Forest University researchers found no connection between egg consumption and heart disease. As for bacon, once it's been cooked it contains just 1 gram of saturated fat per slice—and one-third of that is the kind that has no effect on cholesterol levels..."
I don't know about the truth that "regularly skipping breakfast increases your risk of obesity", but the rest sounds good.

Via Instapundit. More here: "What 'Everyone Knows' May Be Changing."