Wednesday, March 11, 2009

greener pastures



As we were eating bacon and sausage on Sunday morning, the subject of elevated cholesterol came up. A recent visit to the doc gave us this easy visual:


Cholesterol comes from cows and pigs

Cholesterol does not come from anything from the earth


This brought to mind something I had read in the past about cows and pigs and sugar levels (and since elevated glucose level was also addressed by the doc), so I searched and found it:

"Corn is for cattle and potatoes are for pigs!

These foods fatten these animals just as they fatten us. Once in our digestive tracts, they are quickly converted into pure sugar."


~according to Dr. Morrison Bethea, cardiologist and co-author of Sugar Busters! Cut Sugar to Trim Fat


So, to summarize, eat less beef and pork (dairy, butter, cheese, bacon, burgers). Eat your fruit and veggies except for corn and potatoes.

Hey, the folks (and cows) over at Chick-Fil-A have known it all along! Maybe I can get some chicken ideas from our kids and grandkids.




5 comments:

ET said...

Hmmmm. Thanks for making me paranoid about the fat content in pork the morning before I am to meet a friend for lunch at a bbq joint.

June said...

I've cut back on both and feel healthier...and lighter...for it.

The Calico Cat said...

http://health.yahoo.com/experts/eatthis/25787/americas-healthiest-restaurants/

Chik-fil-a is one of the healthiest fast food restaurants...

But boy do I love their waffle fries...

dot said...

Like my brother says...any thing that is good is bad.

paula, the quilter said...

I need to cut back on both. I have noticed recently, tho, that the rotisserie chicken that I like to buy from a local supermarket gives me nightmares and a bad sleep. I've stopped buying it. Other, more natural, hormone free chicken doesn't. What is in that chicken, I wonder?