Did you know cholesterol isn’t something to fear? It also doesn’t cause heart disease. There is cholesterol that comes from whole healthy foods which is not to be feared people! Having a lower cholesterol also does not correlate with a lesser chance to develop heart disease. I bet some of you don’t believe me so let me explain a little bit.
The demon behind heart disease is actually your arteries becoming inflamed over and over and over again. Your arteries will not be bothered by that egg yolk, grass-fed butter or bacon because you are supposed to have cholesterol in your blood! Why else would it be there? It is lifestyle choices and factors that include smoking, chronic stress, too much processed sugar or too poor nutrients which may lead to heart disease.
In the words of Liz Wolfe, the author of Eat the Yolks, “Cholesterol in real, natural, whole foods is not to be feared. Neither is high blood cholesterol. Eat egg yolks with abandon – they are a health food. Why? Because the cholesterol in real food, like egg yolks, is not just a powerful antioxidant. It’s also packaged with other nutrients we need.”
“Neither the cholesterol in our food nor the cholesterol in our blood causes heart disease, and when it comes to the cholesterol in our blood, remember that it’s there for a reason. It’s a healing substance.”
Those are two very strong and straight forward passages that I had to share with you. There is so much more to tell you about cholesterol but we’d be here all day! To read more on this topic and to learn even more valuable health information that will drive you to live a healthier lifestyle, I advise you to read Eat the Yolks! I’m not even half way through the book yet and I have learned so much!
Know what is even crazier? Medical doctors are now realizing that cholesterol doesn’t cause heart disease and the medication they are pumping into people to keep their cholesterol low is unnecessary! Check out this article from a renowned heart surgeon. If you don’t have time to read the entire story just pay attention the bold sentences, they seem to hit it right on the head.
Now, who wants to make some damn good cookies? I’ve told you before and I am going to tell you again, you MUST follow Paleomg on social media and her blog! She’s absolutely brilliant, beautiful and hilarious! Having a bad day? Just go rummage through her blog posts and you will immediately be in a happier mood and probably hungry. She is also the maker of these ahhhmazing cookies!
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Soft & Chewy Double Chocolate Cookies
- 1 cup thick almond butter
- 1 cup coconut sugar
- 1 egg, whisked
- 1/2 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
- 1 tsp baking soda
- 1 tsp vanilla extract
- pinch of salt
- 1/4-1/2 cup Enjoy Life Mini Chocolate Chips
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees
- In a large bowl, mix together almond butter and coconut sugar using a large spoon – then add egg and mix again until well combined
- Add 1/4 cup of cocoa powder at a time. It might be easier to use your hands at this point because it gets very tough to stir in with a spoon. Add all cocoa powder and completely combine
- Add baking soda, vanilla, salt and chocolate chips and combine until everything is well mixed. Again, you might want to use your hands – a tad messy!
- Scoop out about 2 tablespoons of dough and make into a ball. Place on a parchment paper lined baking sheet. Should get 13-15 cookies.
- Once you’ve placed all the dough on the baking sheet, us a fork to press the cookies down just slightly. You do not need to flatten them much, just until they are more in the form of a cookie (if they are flattened too much, they will break apart when baking)
- Place baking sheet into the oven and bake for 10 minutes
- Remove from oven and let cool 5-10 minutes until removing from baking sheet
I made my own almond butter, which is really easy! If your dough is not thick, your almond butter was not thick enough. If you move them to early from the baking sheet to a cooling rack, they will fall apart so, let them cool a bit before moving.
If you have any thoughts or questions please feel free to comment below or if you would like to talk more in-depth on this subject, feel free to send me an email at firstname.lastname@example.org.