For decades, mainstream doctors told us that we should eat less meat and eggs. They warned that animal foods were full of saturated fat and cholesterol that would make us put on weight and lead to heart disease.
This “common wisdom” has been widely debunked. Even the American Heart Association now admits it was wrong to warn people against eating eggs.
Eating less meat is a bad idea, too. Here’s why…
Choline is an essential nutrient. That means it is crucial to normal functioning, but your body cannot make it. You must get it from an outside source. Choline is necessary for the formation of acetylcholine. It’s a neurotransmitter.
A new study found that people who don’t get enough choline have a higher chance of developing dementia. Earlier studies have linked low choline with poor memory and mental sharpness.
The main dietary sources of choline? Meat and eggs.
A study published in the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition analyzed the diets of 2,500 men.
Researchers found that subjects with the highest choline intake were less likely to develop dementia. Their risk was 28% lower than subjects who ate the least choline.
High-choline subjects out-performed low-choline ones on tests of language and memory skills.