scrambled eggs with sliced top round

* Sliced top round fried quickly in olive oil on medium-high heat +S/P only.

* Eggs scrambled gently on low heat, making use of spinach/ricotta mixture prepared previously and pre-heated for one minute in the microwave. That is all.

Seventeenth in a series of New American Breakfasts that focus on proteins, slower carbohydrates, and do not avoid or disparage fats. Think about it: Americans ingest far less fats than ever in their history and yet collectively are more obese than ever before. Clearly, this is a clue the problem lies elsewhere. Barry Sears of The Zone fame agrees, and my workout instructor, whose a big honk'n stud agrees with Sears, so who am I to dispute those two experts?

As to cholesterol and to hydrogen saturated fat, please see the scold Nina Planck's Real Food What to Eat and Why pages 245-268.

... The American anticholesterol campaign, which British experts gently mock as "know-your-number" medicine, baffles foreigners.

... Blah blibbidy blah blah ...

Low-density lipoprotein (LDL), often called the "bad" cholesterol, and its counterpart, high-density lipoprotein (HDL), or "good" cholesterol , are not forms of cholesterol at all, but vehicles. Like little boats with a waxy cargo, LDL, and HDL, ferry cholesterol around the body. LDL carries cholesterol from the tissues back to the liver2. In every healthy person, the lipoproteins help cholesterol go about its chores, digesting fats here and making estrogen there. The body needs both LDL and HDL. According to the Journal of American Physicians and Surgeons, the "good" and "bad" cholesterol story is "overly simplistic and not supported by the evidence."3

Repair is one of cholesterol's many tasks. When arterial walls are damaged, cholesterol rushes to the scene on a dinghy piloted by LDL to fix them.4 As the authors of Human Nutrition and Dietetics describe low-density lipoproteins, "their role is to deliver cholesterol to tissues for the vital functions of membrane synthesis and repair." In Know Your Fats, Mary Enig writes: "Cholesterol is used by the body as a raw material for the healing process. This is the reason injured areas in the arteries (as atherosclerosis) or the lungs (as in tuberculosis) have cholesterol along with several other components (such as calcium and collagen) in the "scar tissue [they've] formed to heal the 'wound.'" ...

2. M. Wardlaw Gordon, J.S. Hampl, and R.A. DiSilverstro, Perspectives in Nutrition, th ed. (New York: McGraw-Hill, 2004) 194-196

3. Anthony Colpo, "LDL Cholesterol: 'Bad Cholesterol, or Bad Science?"
Journal of American Physicians and Surgeons 10,, no 3 (2005), 83-89

4. J.S. Garrow, W.P>T> James a, and A. Ralph,
Human Nutrition and Dietetics, 10th ed. (New York: Churchill Livingstone, 2002), 111.

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