Myth #3: Eggs are bad for your health

Eggs are healthy!

Eggs have been labeled as bad for your health because the yolk is high in cholesterol.

When the link between high blood cholesterol and heart disease was established, foods that were high in cholesterol were automatically categorized as unhealthy.

The truth is that dietary cholesterol contributes only to 25% of the cholesterol in your blood. The body produces its own cholesterol at 75% from foods high in trans fats such as burgers, doughnuts and all processed foods.

The Framingham Heart Study, which established the link between high blood cholesterol and heart attacks, found no connection between egg consumption and heart disease.

Quite the opposite!

Eggs are a perfect food with almost every essential vitamin and mineral our bodies need to function. One egg has 7 grams of high-quality protein and is a good source of Vitamin D. They are also a good source of omega-3 fatty acids as well as B6, B12, riboflavin, folate and choline, which in fact, is believed to help prevent heart-disease.

Eggs are healthy!
Eggs are healthy!

Part of the proteins found in eggs are: L-arginine, an amino acid, critical to the body’s production of protein and the release of growth hormones and Leucine, one that helps the body produce growth hormones as well as regulates blood sugar levels.

Surprisingly the yolk is the part of the egg that contains most of these vitamins and minerals plus half of its protein.

So how about you forget that myth and go back to eating eggs, a rich source of 13 vitamins and minerals.

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