Hi everyone, just thought I would put up some info on eggs. What I find is that there seems to be so much confusion these days around them. Also it’s one item my clients ask me about all the time as well.
Well allow me to diffuse some of the confusion immediately, They are good for you. No matter how the USDA or other food organizations decide to spin it for the month, eggs will always be a great source of protein, good fats and healthy cholesterol.
To begin, eggs are among the most nutritious foods on the planet! One whole egg contains vitamin A, B5, B12, B2, Selenium and trace amounts of a lot more nutrients. In fact, eggs contain a little bit of almost every nutrient that we need to continue living!
They average about 77 calories, 6g of protein and 5g of healthy fat making them a great filler for your diet if you are missing just a small amount of calories from breakfast or at dinner.
But the main concern I hear the most is, what about the cholesterol? Yes, it is true that eggs are high in cholesterol. However, not all cholesterol will actually raise your levels. Did you know that your liver pumps out cholesterol every single day? In fact, if we eat an egg, the liver produces just enough to match it’s current allocation. For the most part, the huge majority of people will see no increase in cholesterol levels by eating an egg unless they over consume. As for the minority, they will see an increase but they are already labeled as “hyper responders”. They have an acute metabolic reaction to this and other items being introduced into their diet.
I’m sure you’ve heard of good cholesterol when talking about eggs and that is exactly what they have. High density lipoprotein is what this is commonly called and eggs are a great source of this. HDL is often found to reduce risk of many diseases including those of the heart.
I could go on and on about how amazing eggs are. Fried, poached, boiled, scrambled, yum! There are so many reasons to eat eggs and the best thing about it is that they are delicious and you don’t have to choke them down to receive the healthy benefits.
So the next time someone decides to tell you that eggs are bad for you, give them a little enlightening and enjoy your breakfast!