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Cheese Omelets are healthy now?

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It seems that cheese omelets are good for you again.  Here we enter the quagmire of food politics.

But notice the cornucopia of health information in magazine and online articles often doesn’t include comparison of things that you might find in,…. a cornucopia.

Thats when dieting opinions can get sketchy, and enter a Twilight Zone of misinformation.

It seems every couple of years the diet mystery stories change. Remember when butter was a no-no, then came margarine, now butter is considered healthy because it was found that hydrogenation has derogatory health effects?

And now be the the magic of comparison dieting.

Take one bad thing, compare to another bad thing and ultimately you can rationalize almost anything to eat.

Bagel with cream cheese

  • 700 calories
  • 40 g fat
  • 13g saturated

Eat this instead: Cheese omelet

  • 425 calories
  • 18 g fat
  • 6 g saturated

Bagels are bogus. The bread is bad enough, containing 300 calories and 60 grams of carbohydrates, but tack on the liberal cream cheese schmear (by our survey of popular breakfast chains, up to 4 ounces for a single bagel!) and your “harmless” breakfast snack just got worse than a Whopper. The omelet swap will save you nearly 300 calories, plus provide a surge of metabolism-driving protein. And a recent study from the University of Connecticut found that eggs can help raise HDL (good) cholesterol.
[This taken from health.msn.com]

My view of the above is a better choice than a bagel and cream cheese. But both are a cardiac nightmare; and far from the best choice:

One serving of Oatmeal with 1/2 cup of skim milk. 230 Calories. Plenty of fiber. Zero grams of saturated fat. No worries!

Dr. Virgil Brown, former president of the American Heart Association, says he remains concerned about eggs, even for healthy people. He says eggs can raise cholesterol significantly in someone who already eats a lot of other animal fats. [This from CNN.]

Lastly, and well quite funny actually:

“It’s the side meals that we have with eggs that are the bad part of the meal – the sausage and bacon. Choose to have eggs and oatmeal for breakfast instead.” [From Longlifetips.com]

Me. I think I’ll have the oatmeal, and a glass of orange juice, thanks.

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Written by gettheconcept

January 20, 2009 at 6:10 am

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