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April 29, 2017 Good for you:The Unscrambling of Eggs
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By Kathryn Kingen

When I was a kid we ate eggs, lots of eggs. In those days they were known as one of the best foods in the world. We were awed by the notion that one simple egg was all that was needed to produce an adorable little baby chick, it was a miracle in a shell, right? Ah but then came the age of enlightenment and scientists taught us about the dangers of cholesterol, and sadly eggs were summarily banned from breakfast. The epiphany was that eggs contained cholesterol and cholesterol created plaque in arteries and plaque in arteries gave us heart disease and heart disease was a twentieth century disaster. So all foods that contained cholesterol were placed on the no fly list and our eating habits shifted. We learned to live with cereal, egg whites, Egg Beaters and margarine for breakfast and our mornings suffered.

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