Are Eggs Good For you? The Health Benefits of Eggs

If you’ve broken the eggs, you should make the omelette.

– Sir Robert Anthony Eden

Eggs are an economical way to get some fantastic nutrition into your diet. However, not all eggs are created equal. For best results, make sure that you are consuming free range eggs, preferably organic and certainly not processed battery hen eggs.

In addition to the omega-3 and omega-6 essential fatty acids, eggs also contain nine different essential amino acids, making them one of the best sources of protein available. Quality protein is vital in the production of your hormones, operating your immune system and the general repair of your body. Eggs also contain zeaxanthin and lutein for healthy eyes along with vitamin B12 and choline, which supports your heart, nervous system and brain.

Are eggs high in cholesterol?

Some people have seen the mainstream media assertion that eggs are bad for you because of the cholesterol. The fact is, the bulk of the cholesterol in your body is created when you have an excess of blood sugar. It is not down to the amount of cholesterol you consume in your diet.

The cholesterol in eggs is just a tiny amount in comparison with the level of cholesterol you have in your bloodstream at any one time.

If you have high levels of cholesterol, you should not cut down your consumption of nutritious eggs, you should cut down your consumption of nutritionally empty carbohydrates, in particular those derived from wheat, and processed sugar.

A true friend is someone who thinks that you are a good egg even though he knows that you are slightly cracked.

– Bernard Meltzer

Egg yolk contains the amino acids tryptophan and tyrosine, which have been proven to exert antioxidant effects. In fact, a single raw egg yolk has the same antioxidant capacity as an apple. The antioxidant properties are reduced by about half when boiled or fried, but nevertheless they are still very biologically active when cooked.

Previous studies have also shown that when egg proteins are converted by enzymes in the stomach and small intestine, they produce peptides that act within the body the same way as ACE inhibitors, which are prescription drugs used to reduce blood pressure. This contradicts the mainstream media portrayal of eggs being bad for blood pressure due to the cholesterol present within them.

How many eggs should I be eating?

In the interests of getting a balanced diet, it is recommended that you should not consume more than 2 eggs per day on average.

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