14 Mar What You Need to Know About Eggs

Seems like there is still some confusion out there on eggs.  Eggs, as you know, are an outstanding source of high quality protein. And, organic eggs have up to 20 times more Omega 3’s than regular factory produced eggs because of the food that the chickens are fed.  What do you think the popular thinking is on daily egg consumption?  Minimize your intake and throw out the yolks, right? Unfortunately, this is NOT the case.

The yolk is one of the most nutrient dense portions of the egg, containing most of the omega 3’s and other very important nutrients, as well.  Egg whites, on the other hand, have minimal nutrients, by comparison.

So, what’s the deal with the ‘phobias’ around eggs?  It’s the perception that the cholesterol in eggs raises your blood cholesterol leading to cardiovascular disease.  In fact, research shows otherwise.  There is actually no direct correlation between egg consumption and heart disease, as was found in a large scale Harvard Medical School study.  Other studies have shown similar findings when subjects consumed 3-4 whole eggs per day, without changing their baseline characteristics (cholesterol levels). Pretty amazing, right?

Consuming egg yolks actually helps most Americans with nutrient deficiencies, such as magnesium, calcium, iron, and folate. Additional benefits are adding vitamins B6, A, and E (a powerful antioxidant).  Again, it’s the yolk that contains the majority of these beneficial nutrients.

Consuming whole eggs is not bad for you, as you may have believed.  It’s actually very beneficial for the reasons I have mentioned and the data shows that there is no correlation to cardiovascular disease.  So, have no fear and understand the facts regarding your eggs.  Just be sure to get in the right quality, such as with the organic or high omega 3 eggs for your maximum health. Now, go enjoy your eggs.

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