Think eggs are bad for your cholesterol levels? Actually, no. Eggs have been vindicated!
A recent study published in the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition compared the effects of a high intake of eggs (one group of people ate 2 eggs per day, 6 days a week) and a low-egg diet (the other group ate less than 2 eggs per week) for 3 months. At the end of the study, it was found that there was no difference between the groups for total cholesterol, LDL cholesterol, HDL cholesterol, triglyerides, or glycemic control (how steady their blood sugar was).
Eggs are a nutritious source of protein, vitamins, minerals and healthy fats. They can help keep you fuller for longer, meaning that they are a great food to include in your day if you are watching your weight, or need sustained energy through the day.
I find it absolutely mind-blowing that we live in a world where nutrient-rich foods like eggs are questioned for their place in a healthy diet, yet packaged, processed, sugar-laden and additive-filled breakfast cereals and ready-made breakfast drinks are promoted as ‘healthy’!
Who’s hungry for an eggy breakfast?