Have Eggs Been Redeemed?

Some of you might fear eating the incredible, edible egg. But recent studies show that eggs are not the evil they once thought they were. Eggs are  a nutrient dense food high in protein and micronutrients.

Eggs are shown to raise your LDL only slightly, however they don’t raise it enough to cause heart disease. They also raise your HDL (your good cholesterol). That is a good thing. Therefore, The American Heart Association and most heart advisors in the UK and Europe no longer suggest strict limits on the amount of eggs you may eat, provided they are part of a healthy diet. For example, eat them with fiber, since they have no fiber. Don’t always eat eggs with unhealthy sausageDSC00584 or mounds of bacon. Those foods are more dangerous than the eggs.

Since eggs do not cause heart disease or stroke in healthy people, you can have one to six eggs per week.

Eggs are a high quality protein. They provide all the essential amino acids. That is considered a complete protein.

Egg have a low glycemic load of 2.

All B vitamins are in eggs including biotin, choline and folic acid.

They are also good sources of minerals, including iodine and selenium. You’re probably not getting as much iodine as you should in your diet if you switched to sea salt. Sea salt does not normally have iodine added to it.

Studies show cholesterol is important for brain function/memory in older adults. It also supports the nervous system.

Those who have very low levels of cholesterol may be at risk for memory loss, emotional instability and behavior problems. That’s interesting.

Eggs also contain choline which is important for brain development in babies and brain function in adults.

Eggs contain carotenoids that studies show protect your eyes from cataracts and age-related macular degeneration.DSC00581

Do you only eat egg whites? Then you’re missing out on some good things.

Most of the nutrients are in the yolk. This includes the fat, ALL (100%) of the omega-3s, carotenoids, vitamin A, D, E, and K. MOST (90%) of calcium, phosphorus, zinc, copper, iron, choline, folate, B5, B6, B12. Roughly 3/4 of manganese, biotin, and B1.

The white contains most of the protein (60%). Also, most of B2 and B3. It also contains magnesium, potassium, sodium, manganese B1 and biotin in lesser amounts than the yolk. Selenium is divided equally.

There are so many reasons to eat eggs. So, go live it up!– But only up to 6 a week.

 

Resources:

http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC2614555/

http://drperlmutter.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/07/eggs-are-good.pdf

http://iovs.arvojournals.org/article.aspx?articleid=2125160

http://ajcn.nutrition.org/content/70/2/247.short

http://www.whfoods.com/genpage.php?tname=foodspice&dbid=92

http://nutritiondata.self.com/facts/dairy-and-egg-products/117/2

http://www.westonaprice.org/health-topics/cholesterol-friend-or-foe/

https://www.psychologytoday.com/blog/the-breakthrough-depression-solution/201106/low-cholesterol-and-its-psychological-effects

4 thoughts on “Have Eggs Been Redeemed?

  1. I love how people villainize a wonderful whole food with protein and nutrients (yes, the yolk is more than fat and cholesterol), but have no problem eating fatty meats riddled with hormones and other nonsense. Great post.

    Like

  2. Seems like a lot of doctors are ill informed when it comes to natural health. This site and others like it are very helpful to those of us who are looking to live healthier more active lives.

    Liked by 1 person

  3. That’s why you need to be your own health advocate. It’s my understanding that they are just behind on the latest research, perhaps they don’t have the time to stay up to date? They are pretty busy people. Someone once said to take the research with you and ask your doctor to read it. I asked my doctor once about TSH levels. She was using “5” I asked her about the board of endocrinology changing it to “3” at their conference. She said, “yes they did but we don’t use that.” So glad the information was helpful to you.

    Like

Share your thoughts

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s