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Low-carb should be the default guideline for health

This is a summary of a series of recent articles and letters in the journal Nutrition.

In short: the current guidelines to eat a low-fat (and therefore high-carb) diet and take drugs to treat diabetes was never based on solid science. The weight of the science actually supports a low-carb diet. In fact, the controversy over low-carb can be characterized as evidence on one side and dogma on the other.

Steam Eggs In-Shell For Best Effort-to-Result Ratio

three eggs

Eggs are little nutrition bombs. The combination of efficient, natural packaging and diverse, dense nutrition is hard to beat. Eggs also provide a wide array of choices balancing effort and result. A still-hot fried or poached egg is deliriously delicious and a good way to impress someone. A dozen hard eggs cook and store extremely efficiently and they’re okay eating.

It’s hard to make eggs taste bad, and technically you don’t even have to cook them if you’re in a hurry, but if you do want to cook them (duh) how should you do it? 1

  1.  J. Kenji Lopez-Alt has the definitive guide(s) for cooking eggs

Why I think Howstr will change the world

Howstr is a system that makes it really easy to find out how to do things. In simple terms, Howstr considers writing and reading overrated. They’re great for sharing stories, but not great for getting work done.

what are books good for? Reading: yes. Flying a plane: no.

Howstr replaces a simple story about a project with a complex model of what an expert knows about the project. Knowledge, not words. (okay, it uses words, but they’re used better)

The expert explains everything to Howstr. Howstr explains it to everyone else.