Tuesday, April 14, 2009

Eggs...The Health Benefit

Eggs used to have the reputation as a major contributor to heart disease...however current research is stating that "this is just not true!" Here are a few myths that the research pointed out is not true....
Myth number 1: Making egggs a regular part of your diet leads to heart disease.
Fact: Eating one egg per day barely effects your risk of heart disease, while factors such as physical inactivity and obesity increase it as much as 40%, according to a recent study. The American Heart Association, however, does recommend keeping cholesterol to less than 300 mg a day-- so limit yourself to one whole egg daily(the yolk contains approximately 213mg).

Myth number 2: Egg yolks aren't healthy.
Fact: The yellow center is a rare source of vitamin D; just one has 20iu as well as vitamin B12 and choline, among other nutrients. To keep cholesterol intake down, make your omelet with one whole egg and two whites, and watch the cholesterol at the rest of your meals.

With these myths and facts, I think it is safe to assume that eating eggs in moderation is not only healthy, but safe.

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