Thursday, January 7, 2010

Bacon and Eggs can do anything !

Is there nothing bacon and eggs can't do ? Taken from Mail Online

The traditional English breakfast is not normally associated with good health.
But scientists have found that eating a plate of bacon and eggs could help pregnant women boost the intelligence of their unborn child.
Women are usually given a list of foods to avoid during pregnancy and it is well documented that a pregnant woman's diet can affect her unborn baby.

Scientists have found that eating a plate of bacon and eggs could help pregnant women boost the intelligence of their unborn child
But the new study suggests that a chemical in pork products and eggs can help the baby's growing brain to develop.
Scientists at the University of North Carolina have discovered that the micronutrient, called choline, is vital in helping babies in the womb develop parts of their brains linked to memory and recall.

In a study of the effects of choline on the brains of baby mice, those fed small doses of choline while in the womb had genetic differences to those given large amounts.
Dr Gerald Weissmann, editor-in-chief of the Federation of American Societies for Experimental Biology journal, which published the research told The Telegraph: 'We may never be able to call bacon a health food with a straight face, but [similar studies] are already making us rethink what we consider healthy and unhealthy.'
Other foods that contain a high level of the nutrient include liver, milk, chicken and nuts.
Previous studies have suggested that large doses


Now, I think we have to be smart about what this says....it doesn't say run out and eat Bacon and Eggs for every meal...to me, it's like the health benefits of red wine. All in moderation. So, a couple eggs with a couple rashes of bacon on a Saturday morning should be just right (I'm no Doctor and I'm not pregnant nor am I a woman, so, I could drown myself in bacon...that's just how much I love the stuff)

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