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The Newest Dietary Advice — Bacon and Eggs Are Good For You! by The Elephant's Child

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All those things the federal government told you that you must not eat—nevermind! Butter is fine; bacon is good; steak—wonderful if you can afford the rapidly climbing price; cheese, salami, hamburger, great. Ice cream— fine; nuts, hot dogs and fried chicken all o.k.. It’s the complex carbohydrates that trigger the release of insulin. A high fat diet has been shown to be better for you, and we have been in error about shifting our diets so dramatically away from meat, dairy and cheese, shifting our calories to carbohydrates instead. For breakfast, instead of oatmeal go for bacon, eggs, sausage and whole fat yogurt.

We have recently learned that those vitamin pills we scarf down in hopes of health don’t do a lick of good, and we should save our money.

Organic foods only advantage is that they are usually about 30% more expensive. They are not more nutritious, nor better for you in any way. They are still grown with pesticides— just “natural” ones like those made from pyrethrums (very poisonous). The term “organic” is merely a marketing ploy, and farmers agree to use all “natural’ stuff like manure in growing their crops—which take about a third more land to grow.

Like most other things, the government doesn’t know best about what you should eat or what your children should eat. Michelle Obama’s decree about what children should eat in the National School Lunch Program is leaving kids hungry, angry, and with dumpsters full of rejected food. More than 500 schools have pulled out of the federal lunch program as a result of the Obama regulations. Kids have taken to Twitter to post photos of the meager burgers on sorry buns and sorry little skim milk cartons, mystery meat, and a few straggly cheese shreds on a massive tortilla. Schools are losing money on the program.

Mrs. Obama was surely well-intentioned, but dependent on the ideas that carbs were good, meat and cheese should be limited, fruit is always good and cherry tomatoes and catsup are excellent vegetables. But a healthy lunch remains what Mrs. Obama says it is so far.

And all the gluten-free stuff? You don’t need that unless you have coeliac disease. Feel better now?

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I had a triple by-pass. If you make no other diet changes eliminating bacon, pepperoni, salami and such is an absolute must.

Comment by Carl D'Agostino

I’m very glad you’re still around, Carl. But the latest research shows that it probably wasn’t the bacon and eggs that did it to you. Do read the linked article, and see what you think.

Comment by The Elephant's Child

I did not see link to article you recommend please send to me dagostino07@gmail.com. If you and the researchers are right I will go to the cardiologist and thoracic surgeon Monday to get my money back !!!!

Comment by Carl D'Agostino

Like you, Carl, I too had bypass surgery. I find it odd that Mrs. “I-know-everything-about-everything” has ignored one key factor in her search to eliminate childhood obesity — the DNA we each inherited. What will she require next? Billions in research to discover which particular strand of DNA is the culprit? If she could find that bad boy, she could order every woman to undergo a blood test of her fetus, and should her baby actually have that strand, force her to have an abortion.

The arrogance of liberal-Progressives seems to have absolutely no bounds, so it really could happen.

Comment by Jim Yardley

I will simply quote a comedian whose name I can’t remember at the moment:

“Doctors say that each slice of bacon you eat will take two minutes off your life. If that’s the case, using their math, I died in 1783.”

Comment by Lon Mead

Good line. You prompted me to investigate.

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