There seems to be such a huge confusion about the health of eggs. What makes it worse is inadequate research by writers journalists and the fact that these articles get published in magazines for everyone to see and get wrong and perhaps harmful information from.
Eggs yolks are primarily known to be harmful to your cholesterol levels, but the medical research community has learned that dietary cholesterol is a different measure than the blood level of cholesterol, the one that increases the chances of heart disease and stroke.
A recent study among 115 adults, showed no increase in the blood cholesterol levels when egg intake was increased. What’s more, another study showed evidence that increased whole egg intake increased the heart-protecting “good” cholesterol HDL.
To add to the benefits, eggs have specific nutrients that is important to ones’ health. Eggs is the richest form of the B-complex vitamin choline, which is associated with better neurological function and reduced inflammation. Important also is to note that evidence shows that choline is very important in the development of the fetal brain.
Choline is also known to help making you, well, happy! It breaks down to produce serotonin, dopamine and other happiness hormones that decreases your chances of depression.
Lutein and Zeaxanthin also foun in eggs, aid the protection against vision loss. Also sulfur in eggs helps with liver fuction and creates kreatin in the body, which promote shiny hair, strong nails and glowing skin.
The egg white is just as healthy, although often overshadowed by the yolk. Egg-whites are a low-calorie, low-fat source of the perfect protein. In fact, eggs are considered one of the best option of protein, as their amino acids are the most digestible to humans.
Although eggs are very healthy, the American Egg board, which is supported by the SA health department recommends that no more that six eggs a week should be consumed for optimum health.