US Government’s Shocking Diet Recommendation

As a NASM Certified Personal Trainer I do not pretend to know nutrition. However, there are some basic tips I have learned over the years, and I would say I have earned some knowledge as to how the human body works and responds to certain diets.

Every year there seems to be a new diet trend. We have seen the low carb/no carb trend, the low sugar trend, the raw food diet, and of course, who can forget the cabbage soup diet? The point is America has a way of creating flashy diets that get people excited and then slowly fizzle out when they realize the diet does not actually do much.

So it should be no surprise when the US government decides to drop the long standing warning against cholesterol. Does this mean we should throw our Egg Beaters in the trash and slam eight yolks before our workouts? Probably not. But it does mean that an occasional egg yolk is okay, in fact, it is rather beneficial.

According to the U.S. Department of Agriculture egg yolks contain all the essential amino acids (that’s a good thing), are 90% absorbable in the human body, and (bonus) are super cheap, roughly 25 cents per egg. Yes. Eggs do contain about 70% of suggested daily values but in this case the good outweighs the bad.

So why did the US government reverse their recommendation? Well, not everyone needs to cut out cholesterol. Diets need to be created individually and not for the masses. “Eggs are a nearly perfect food, but cholesterol is a potential bad guy. Eating too much a day won’t harm everyone, but it will harm some people,” says Lawrence Rudel, a professor at Wake Forest University School of Medicine in an interview by the Washington Post.

Eating too much of anything can harm a person. Even water in large doses can kill a person, and the human body is 60% water!

Remember, moderation is everything and it appears the US government is catching on.


Original Story Washingtonpost.com

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