Back in the 1990s fat and cholesterol got blamed for expanding waistlines and widespread heart disease as well as the risk of stroke. And since eggs contain fat and cholesterol, they were blacklisted.
The problem is: There wasn’t a solid amount of research to back that claim up.
Nevertheless, if you did what you were told, you avoided eggs – and it turns out, you may also have been cheating yourself out of their incredible health benefits without dodging any bullet whatsoever when it comes to your coronary health!
In fact, the more scientists study eggs, the more they find they’re not the dietary bogeymen they were cracked up to be.
Seattle-based researchers recently found NO increased risk of coronary heart disease with eating eggs.
In fact, their analysis of seven egg studies found that eating an egg a day is actually associated with a 12 per cent REDUCED risk of stroke, compared with eating fewer (or no) eggs.
And that’s really good news – because even if you don’t die from a stroke (as someone does every four minutes in this country alone), it can cause major disability.
The key to the egg’s ability to prevent stroke may lie in its power to reduce inflammation.
But, of course, that’s the exact opposite of what we’ve been told.
If you bucked the system and kept eating your eggs despite these warnings (which have been debunked), kudos to you.
If you got scared off of eating eggs sometime in the past decade or two, you can finally breathe a sigh of relief. Whether you like them scrambled, poached, sunny-side up, or hard-boiled, you don’t have to give up your eggs.
Just don’t make up for lost time by ordering up a bunch of those four-egg omelettes filled with all sorts of processed meats and cheeses.
The truth is, natural sources of healthy fats like eggs are an essential part of your diet. The omega-3 fatty acids in egg yolks will help protect your brain and arteries.
Eggs also contain tons beneficial stuff like lutein and zeaxanthin for eye health, selenium to protect your liver, choline to boost cardiovascular function, and lots of vitamins.
You also know that I am a big believer in going Paleo. The “caveman” diet includes lots of mother nature’s protein sources like meat, fish, nuts, and eggs, plus an endless array of fresh fruits and vegetables.
With all that variety on your plate, plus protein-packed eggs to keep your hunger pangs at bay, you won’t even miss the carbs you’re cutting out.
Wishing you the best of health,
Dr. Glenn S. Rothfeld
Nutrition & Healing
Eggs Linked to Decreased Stroke, No Increase in CHD Risk, medscape.com/viewarticle/872943