Eggs Bad For Your Heart?
don't believe everything you read. There are also proven scientific
studies which show that eggs are good for you. There are stories
which also show people eating eggs on a regular basis live till
90 and above. A big misconception about eggs is the cholesterol
and artery clogging. The cholesterol found in eggs is known as
dietary cholesterol which is good cholesterol(HDL). Good cholesterol
doesn't clog your arteries. It's bad cholesterol(LDL) known as
saturated fats which clogs your arteries. Unfortunately not many
people realize this, hence the commonly asked question "Are
eggs bad for your heart?" which leads to a lot of debate
and discussion. In this article, am going to give you some insight
what you should really know about eggs to clear your doubts once
and for all.
egg depending on the size has on average 250-300 mg of dietary
or good cholesterol but only a mere 1.3-1.5 grams of saturated
fat(bad cholesterol) found in the egg yolk which is not a lot.
Saturated fat is the culprit for raising bad cholesterol levels(LDL)
and should be limited. But to say that eating 1 egg a day will
clog your arteries with serious heart disease issues, heart
attack or stroke after some time is pure crap. In fact you can
safely eat 1 egg everyday. The 3 eggs per week is just a big
myth. Why not 4, 5 or 6? Do you think you aren't getting saturated
fat from eating other foods like chicken, beef, pork and even
processed carbs like biscuits etc...? Biscuits even have saturated
fats in the ingredients list. Heck you are getting. Most of
the things you buy at supermarket have saturated fats in them
without you knowing.
pathetic that eggs have gotten such a bad rap due to the egg
yolk. Throwing the egg yolk is like throwing all the valuable
nutrients found in the egg. The egg yolk has choline, lutein
and zeaxanthin and these are carotenoids and antioxidants which
can help the brain, eyes and prevent macular degeneration like
best to go for free range or organic eggs from chickens raised
in open air as compared to eggs from chickens raised in the
battery. The eggs are better quality for the former. And as
everything is life, moderation is key, if you eat 5-10 whole
eggs everyday, then it's not recommended at all as the saturated
fats will add up. Also it depends how physically active you
are in life, like exercising and what other foods you eat as
well because a balanced diet and regular exercise overall makes
a good health. If a person is actively lifting weights and train
3-5 times per week and also doing cardio like running etc...,
he can easily eat 2-3 eggs everyday without problem because
he is burning calories and fat. He gets protein from the eggs
for his exercise as well.
are known as superfoods as they are cheap but highly nutritious.
Instead of worrying about that little guy, you better start
getting more physically active and eating a balanced diet incorporating
eggs as well. I have to laugh at comparing eating eggs to smoking
cigarettes. How can you compare something toxic like cigarette
containing nicotine to a natural food like egg? That scientist
really has some issues with eggs for I dunno what reasons.
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