Can you believe we’re halfway through December already?
New Year’s is just around the corner. And if you’re anything like me, you dread “resolution” time. It always feels like a set up to fail.
Resolutions are usually about giving up something you love. Either that or starting up something you hate.
It’s really no wonder we can’t stick with them.
And the only thing worse than feeling obligated to make the vow is the awful guilt you inflict on yourself when you fall short.
But today I’ve got a better idea. Making a resolution that not only CAN you keep but that you will HAPPILY do it.
And that’s because it’s not about giving up something you love.
It’s about bringing back something you may have quit already – or cut back on – because you thought it was unhealthy.
Let’s vow to make 2020 the Year of the Egg. Because a growing stack of evidence shows how we never should’ve broken this habit in the first place.
Putting most of the eggs in one basket
You’ve heard those Sky Is Falling mainstream chickens clucking about the dangers of eggs for years now. They say they’re bad for your health.
According to them, they’re far too high in fat and cholesterol. And that, they claim, adds up to heart disease.
But research just last year revealed, once again, their argument against eggs isn’t all it’s cracked up to be. According to the study, eggs won’t hurt you.
The researchers put eggs to the test with some of the most vulnerable patients of all… people with either pre-diabetes or type 2 diabetes.
Some of the folks were told to watch their eggs intake. Group One was confined to no more than two a week.
The rest of the lucky volunteers in Group Two were told to crack ’em open and keep ’em coming. They were instructed to eat an entire carton of eggs… one dozen… every single week.
And they kept it up for three months.
Over 50 cartons didn’t raise risk factors
So guess what happened after that second group ate something like 150 eggs?
At the end of the experiment, they had NO DIFFERENCE in risk factors for heart disease compared to the folks in Group One who had severely limited their egg eating.
Now, if you’re thinking, “But that’s just three months.” The researchers were curious about what would happen if they continued the experiment too.
So they extended it by three MORE months. And, you guessed it, the Group Two egg eaters still didn’t have any increase in their risk factors for heart disease.
So the researchers went for the gold. They kept the experiment going for another six months. That’s a full year of a dozen eggs a week, or 624 eggs if you’re keeping count.
And even then Group Two still had the all-clear. With no negative changes in ANY key risk factors.
In fact, cholesterol, blood sugar, and blood pressure all remained healthy. So we know eggs won’t hurt you.
Boost your health and EGGS-TEND your life
But I’ve got even better news. And it’s why I’m recommending you resolve to start eating eggs again.
They can also help with your health in some concrete ways. Studies show eating eggs regularly could…
- improve vision
- enhance brain function
- raise HDL (“good”) cholesterol
- cut cancer risk
- ease food cravings
So if mainstream fear-mongering has had you avoiding eggs, it’s time to come out of your shell. Make 2020 the year you put eggs back on the menu.
That’s a resolution anyone can keep.