Steak & Eggs

steakA few weeks ago I was quoted on Fox News about my thoughts on red meat. You can read it here on their website or on my media page here.

Like a lot of foods, red meat has come under scrutiny, but it really did not have to go through all of this trauma! More information on the National Cattleman’s Beef Association (complete with lots of recipes) can be found here.

Some of my most trusted colleagues in the dietetics and nutrition industry have stood strongly with the beef industry throughout all of this time. I think this speaks for itself.

I decided to add in the some current science on eggs in conjunction with beef because eggs have also been probed. As I’m now in my third year as a health advisor to the Egg Nutrition Center, I certainly believe in the value of eggs and their nutritional value.

Here are a few images from recent studies on eggs and their relationship to cholesterol and stroke. As you can see, even consuming multiple eggs a day can be excellent for you and does not affect your LDL or ‘bad’ cholesterol. In fact the HDL or ‘good’ cholesterol improves with egg consumption and blood pressure decreases!

In yet another study, the science found that eating eggs can improve cognitive performance. Do I hear you cracking eggs open for your upcoming breakfasts? I certainly hope so!

In bringing you Nutrition With Intention it’s my  passion to provide the science behind the eating. Food nourishes us in so many ways. Believe the right hype and look at the science folks. And maybe even pair those eggs with some steak. Just add in lots of veggies for me, please?

*Photo of 30 Minutes or Less Sirloin Steak & Tomato Salad courtesy of the Beef Checkoff