120831 – Wall Ball/KB Swing

10 min AMRAP of:

Max unbroken KB Swings (55/35)

Max unbroken Wall Balls (20/14)

 

Score is total combined reps.

 

Eggs as bad as smoking?

You may have read in the news recently that there is a new study out stating that eggs are as bad for your arteries as smoking.  As it turns out (surprise) many aspects of the study are questionable, making the results suspect to say the least.

First of all, the study was funded by two organizations with strong ties to the pharmaceutical industry.  Second, the extent of data collection involved asking a group of middle-aged and elderly stroke patients to report how many eggs they’d eaten and cigarettes they’d smoked in their lifetime. Can you remember how many coffees you’ve enjoyed in your lifetime?  Impossible!  Further, the study seems to ignore established science.

To read in more detail about the flaws of this study and the established facts of the healthful qualities of eggs, see Mark Sisson’s article: Are Eggs Really As Bad For Your Arteries As Cigarettes?

The truth is, eggs have numerous health benefits and do not cause damage to your arteries. However, you do need to be aware of what kinds of eggs you eat.  Just like with meats and veggies, how the eggs came into existence matters a lot.

Hens raised in close quarters that are fed diets high in Omega 6 Fatty Acids, diets that are not food they were naturally meant to eat, will be unhealthy and will make you unhealthy too.  The old adage is true: you are what you eat. Find eggs that are from free range hens that graze naturally for their food.  The article linked to above does a really good job of explaining this in further detail. Take another look here.

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