So, one day I took a closer look at breakfast!


11Each day, I arise only to run to the kitchen, as I am completely starved! Often times, I gravitate to a simple meal deal consisting of two eggs, toast and sliced potatoes (cooked in hot oil)! But wait, just how good is that kind of meal really? So, here they are in no particular order…

British dollar fries – A potato that has been peeled and cooked in oil. A horrible idea nutritionally, but which tastes awesome. Years ago, I penned the name British Dollar fries and now you can see a picture I posted way back when via any search engine. Who knew? Try these with a little A1 Sauce and be amazed! [And yes, this food is high in the so-called bad fats. So, please don’t make them a daily meal deal]!

Two eggs, sunny side up – Someone once told me that eggs are close to the perfect food! They are so perfect, actually, that they are nearly absorbed 100% in the intestinal track! Oh yes, and that stuff about high cholesterol levels is mostly misleading. This from the Mayo Clinic – ‘Chicken eggs are high in cholesterol, but the effect of egg consumption on blood cholesterol is minimal when compared with the effect of trans fats and saturated fats. Most healthy people can eat up to seven eggs a week with no increase in their risk of heart disease. Some studies have shown that this level of egg consumption may actually prevent some types of strokes.’ Cool beanies!

Italian toast – OK, so toasted bread of any kind can also present a health problem – I’m told that the lighter the toast color, the better. The problems, it seems, center around the production of the chemical acrylamide, which forms in certain foods cooked at high temperatures. Consuming too much acrylamide has been linked to an increased risk of cancer for years… but, so do most of the fried and burned foods we Americans love! Well, I do like my toast on the light side, anyway… yes, I do!

The thing is, if you live here in America, you already have a big boost on healthy living and probably will enjoy a longer life than most of the 7 billion who do not. The other (much bigger) factors that contribute to disease conditions include; a failure to properly exercise, high levels of stress over a long period of time, genetics and spending too much time looking at a smart phone… just saying!

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About forsythkid

I am just a simple man with a head full of sand who is currently residing in a small town called Forsyth Missouri. I enjoy hiking, camping and all things related to gardening. I rec’d my degree from SIU majoring in Biology many moons ago and still maintain a great interest in the study of all living things. My hobbies include meteorology, the Finnish language and inhabiting cyberspace whenever possible.
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