Virgo wrote:The average adult, in decent health, without abnormal cholesterol levels, should have no more intake than 300 mg of cholesterol per day.
cholesterol is for the most part irrelevant as shown in the topic here called The cholesterol myth
. What's relevant to cholesterol levels is fat and protein consumption (aside from the social engineering issues--see, for instance, The Rise and Fall of Modern Medicine
by the British physician and researcher James Le Fanu--and the contoversy of recent blood serum cholesterol measures as largely just medical-industrial-complex hype--see, for instance, Overdosed America: The Broken Promise of American Medicine
by the American phyisican and researcher John Abramson). Our bodies use the fats and proteins we eat to make virtually all of the cholesterol our body uses to support vital
functions (like building and maintaining membranes; modulating membrane fluidity over the range of physiological temperatures; intracellular transport, cell signaling and nerve conduction; myelin sheathing of neurons for insulation and more efficient conduction of nerve impulses--low cholesterol is implicated in Alzheimer's--; aiding in the intestinal absorption of essential fat molecules as well as the fat-soluble vitamins, A, D, E, and K; and serving as an important precursor molecule for the synthesis of vitamin D and the steroid hormones, including the adrenal gland hormones cortisol and aldosterone, as well as the sex hormones progesterone, estrogens, and testosterone, and their derivatives. Some research even indicates it may act as an antioxidant.)
Adding the above content to the idea of buying organic eggs, I don't think this information is very accurate.
Virgo wrote:But stress isn't healthy either, so we have to have a fried egg if we want one every once in a while to stay stress-free about our food choices.
Researchers like Richard Lazarus, Hans Selye (e.g., in his book, Stress Without Distress
) and Robert Robert Sapolsky (e.g., in his books Stress, the Aging Brain, and the Mechanisms of Neuron Death
, Why Zebras Don't Get Ulcers
and his course "Stress and Your Body") would disagree and argue that there are two types of stress: distress ("bad" stress) and eustress ("good" stress).