2. Relatively Inexpensive
– $3-7 a dozen
3. Good Source of Vitamins
– Vitamin K, D, biotin, thiamine & B12
4. Good Source of Fat & Cholesterol
– 212 mg cholesterol and 5 g fat per large egg
5. Quick & Easy to Make
– Fried, poached, hard-boiled, omelet, etc.
6. Omega-3 Essential Fatty Acids
– Grass from pastured animals results in more omega-3s
7. Prevent Artery Plaque Build-up
Research shows that egg consumption makes the LDL particles get bigger, becoming less subject to oxidation and artery plaque build-up.
8. Keep Eyes Healthy
The carotenoids, lutein and zeaxanthin (found in egg yolks):
– Improve macular pigment of the retina
– Protect eyes against ultraviolet radiation damage from the sun
– Reduce risk of age-related macular degeneration, cataracts and atherosclerosis
9. Aid Weight Loss
Overweight and obese women who ate a breakfast of eggs (vs. a bagel breakfast):
– Lost 65% more weight
– Had an 83% greater reduction in waist circumference
– Achieved a 61% improvement in their Body Mass Index (BMI)
Myth: If you have high cholesterol levels, you should avoid cholesterol in food.
Truth: Your body makes (from glucose) more cholesterol every day, than you could ever eat. If you want to lower your cholesterol levels, you need to eat less carbohydrates and sugars (a.k.a. glucose).
Myth: Eggs increase cholesterol levels.
Truth: Dietary cholesterol has a minimal effect on plasma cholesterol levels.
Myth: Eggs increase risk of heart disease.
Truth: Dietary cholesterol has a small effect (if any) on heart disease risk.
Get the Facts
The following studies show:
- Dietary cholesterol has little to no effect on plasma cholesterol.
- Dietary cholesterol has little to no relationship to heart disease risk.
- Harvard School of Public Health Study
- The Nurses’ Health Study
- The Health Professionals Follow-Up Study
- The Lipid Research Clinics Follow-Up Study
- The Framingham Heart Study
- The Alpha-Tocopherol, Beta-Carotene Cancer Prevention Study
- Multiple Risk Factor Intervention Trial (MRFIT)
- Eggs, Cholesterol & Heart Disease Study
- Women’s Heart Attack Risk Study
- Diet & Heart Disease Study
- Dietary Guidelines