I actually just started to eat "real eggs".
But for the past six years I've eaten basically commercial liquid egg whites, and sometimes egg beaters and I make omelets out of them and put different things in them depending on what I have in the frig or what I am hankering for.
But, seeing how much cholesterol the real eggs have, more than likely I am going to go back to eating the egg whites or the egg beaters. And if I really want a deviled egg or two, maybe have those once a month if at all, and then I will purchase 6 eggs and boil my own.
The hard boiled eggs purchased at the store come 10 eggs in a bag. And since it's just me, I really don't want to waste food because food is expensive.
So it's really a toss up.
My folks use to fix the 4 of us girls, me being the oldest, scrambled eggs, with toast and jelly, and orange juice for many years when we were growing up. That was basically our staple for school mornings. Although we had cream chipped beef over toast at times that was one of my sister's favorites. And rarely on a school morning we would have bacon.
Most Saturdays were pancakes with syrup and or home made grape jelly and sometimes sausage patties.
But my dad had a huge garden with fresh veggies and fruits, and then we also had bee hives with fresh honey. So other than the meat he purchased, we basically had our own garden for our fresh produce.
About 6 years ago my hubby was diagnosed with chlorangiocarcinoma 2007 and just recently passed away about 3 months ago from it, we ate very healthy from 2006. (It was bile duct cancer, cancer in the duct leading from the liver through the head of the pancreas.)
And 7 years ago, he quit smoking after 10 years because he got a wake up call. Two of his close colleagues passed away rather suddenly. One from a massive heart attack and the other from pancreatic cancer. (Too much smoking and drinking. A real double whammy.)
That changed his life forever. He quit smoking and got serious about his health. His trigs were over 400. Unbeknownst to me, he was sucking up a lot of soda at work. He would buy a case of 24 cans, stick it in the trunk of his car and take it to work with him. Instead of drinking water he drank coke.
He cleaned up his diet, started biking and running for a year and even joined a local running community. He dropped weight and was doing great and looked good until he had what he thought was the stomach flu only it wasn't. It was the cancer.
So basically this is what we both ate after his two friends passed away at the behest of a nutritionist: no red meats, no salt, basically no sugars, (but me I have sweet teeth I must confess), no artificial sugars, and definitely no highly processed foods.
Most of our foods were whole grains, brown rice, couscous, black wild rice, bean soups, lean chicken, salmon, some shrimp, low fat ham for his sandwiches, low fat cheese as well as low sodium. And plenty of salad with EVO and balsamic vinegar. (I leave the vinegar off on mine.)
And he ate a lot of fruit. Berries, blueberries, strawberries, bananas, (he was a marathon runner, did 12 marathons 2 of which were Boston and he qualified for a third time), apples, pears, ect., ect. not to mention a lot of pasta and sweet potatoes.
We ate clean for the most part and egg whites and egg substitutes were a big part of his diet.
I am convinced that eating the way he did prolonged his life by 6 years because the cancer he had was bile duct cancer in the head of the pancreas. He was one hair away from pancreatic cancer and they treated it like pancreatic cancer. He had "The Whipple" done at Johns Hopkins in Baltimore, Maryland. Very grueling operation. But since he had been running for a year and was in great shape, he survived the operation and lived all these years. He was a walking miracle because most of them die within 6 months.
It was because he ate so healthy and ran all the time that he managed to live as long as he did. He ran almost every day of his life except when training for a marathon when you don't run for like a day or two before the marathon. (Just the way runners train.)
He was very discipline and diligent about his diet and exercise. And of course, he was told never to have an alcoholic drink again because his liver was already compromised by the cancer. It wasn't there but the liver didn't need any more stress with the cancer. So he never touch another drop of liquor from that day until he died.
You see, everyone has cancer cells in their bodies. It's like weeds. You don't have to plant weeds to grow, they just come up.
Well, with cancer cells, if you feed your body "dead foods", foods that have no enzymes or life to them, sooner or later you will end up with a sickly, diseased and possibly dead body.
And artificial sweeteners, your body doesn't know how to digest it and none of them are good for the body and can really wreak havoc on the body to the point where it can interfere with losing weight and causing a host of other serious problems..
Splenda has the chemical structural makeup similar to DEET, which is a pesticide.
Splenda was developed in England as a pesticide but even the bugs won't eat it. And I found that out from my daughter's organic chemistry professor at Cal State at Channel Island.
Splenda almost killed me back in 2006 because I had such a bad reaction to it over a period of time. My body literally blistered from it trying to shed it out of my system. Try googling it.
No I won't touch any artificial sweetener.
So I try to eat very healthy by eating whole foods and staying away from most processed foods.
I know this was long. But I just want to share with you what I have learned over the years of eating healthy.
Eat living foods and you will be healthy. Eat dead foods and you won't live a healthy nor long life.
Edited by: BLAZINGSWORD at: 6/13/2013 (20:21)
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