We have been told that eggs will raise cholesterol in our blood to a level that puts us at risk of heart disease. This is simply not true. Eggs stand for good health. Here are a few reasons why.
Eggs are known to boost your high-density lipoprotein (HDL) cholesterol levels, which is a good thing because having high HDL puts you at lower risk of heart disease. Known as the "good cholesterol", you don't want your HDL levels lowered by smoking or being overly sedentary (1).
The "bad cholesterol" that should be at a low level is called low-density lipoprotein (LDL), which is shown to be associated with a notably higher risk of cardiovascular events (2). In any case, cholesterol in the diet doesn’t always raise the cholesterol in blood.
Eggs are an inexpensive and low calorie source of minerals, proteins and unsaturated fatty acids that can actually lower the risk of cardiovascular disease.
They also contain a unique blend of antioxidants that protect our eyes from macular degeneration and cataracts. Also, eggs can help break down fat for energy because they contain the choline your body requires to do so.
Research by Saint Louis University scientists revealed that people who eat eggs as part of their breakfast tend to consume fewer calories during their day than those who eat bagels instead. Both breakfasts contain the same number of calories, but the egg eaters consume an average of 264 fewer calories during their day (3).
To sum up: If you love eggs, eat them! Avoiding one of the most nutritious foods on the planet to avoid heart disease is unnecessary. Help your eyes stay healthy and potentially lose weight by having eggs for breakfast.
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