All in moderation

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This is an egg dish I made recently. I still need to work on it to improve the flavor.

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It seems that doctors are always insisting that we avoid eating red meat, because it causes heart disease and cancer. However, Koreans have eaten red meat for centuries – kalbi, pul kogi, meat juhn – but there are still lots of Koreans in Korea. They have not been wiped out as a race due to the consumption of red meat.

Doctors always tell us that calcium leads to plaque, which blocks the flow of blood in the heart. Italians always eat pizza, manicotti and lasagna, which contain calcium rich cheese. Yet, there are still lots of Italians in Italy. Cheese has not wiped them out.

Doctors say that the Japanese in Japan are noted for their longevity. Many Japanese live past 100. Apparently, the mercury in their seafood diet has not killed them off. However, there is practically zero birth rate. There are lots of elderly Japanese, but there are so few Japanese being born. Hence, Japan has been importing migrants from other countries to work in Japan. Diet is not killing off the Japanese. It is their low birth rate that is causing the Japanese population to decline.

My Advice: Eat what you enjoy. Enjoy what you eat. If it tastes good, eat it.  All in moderation, of course.

9 Responses to “All in moderation”

  1. David Says:

    I enjoy eating red meat for protein. When I eat a steak I feel much stronger the next day. My doctor says humans are carnivores and we are engineered to be meat eaters. I feel like eating steak and lobster today to increase my protein levels.

  2. Christine Says:

    Interesting observations, did not know about Japan’s zero birth rate.

  3. DJan Says:

    I have not eaten red meat for many decades, and I don’t miss it. Yesterday I enjoyed a wonderful clam chowder, and it seemed strange to eat clam meat. But I enjoyed it tremendously. We will all die of something, eventually, so I intend to enjoy what I do choose to eat. 🙂

  4. Olga Says:

    I like the all in moderation philosophy. My grandson has the idea that we should write down different countries on slips of paper, then draw one out of a jar and fix a meal from that country’s cuisine. I think that will be a fun activity for the summer. he is starting to enjoy cooking.

  5. wisewebwoman Says:

    You dish looks great, Gigi, wouldn’t mind trying it.

    I go off meat then go on it again, went off it for a long time once.

    XO
    WWW

  6. honoluluaunty Says:

    Good advice!

  7. Kay G. Says:

    You are such a good cook. Your photos of your food always make me hungry!

  8. Tom at Sightings Says:

    I agree, all in moderation. I try to focus more on fruits and veggies and hold back on carbs and sugar … and sometimes I’m even successful at it!

  9. B.B. Says:

    I agree. Moderation is key. Your egg dish looks delicious.

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