Egg-cellent

There’s a lot of information as well as misinformation about eggs. So allow me to clear it up: Eggs are not bad for you. Egg yolks are not bad for you. The ‘research’ that has found eggs to be bad, due to cholesterol, were mostly funded by cereal companies. Also, those studies don’t differentiate between the different types of cholesterol. Just like fat, there are different types and some(most) are beneficial for your health.

Cholesterol

This is such a sensitive area, because most people associate cholesterol with heart disease and poor heart health. That is not the case, especially not relating to eggs. Eggs DO raise cholesterol, HDL, the type that is cardioprotective. Cholesterol is also a precursor to testosterone and even growth hormone, which are essential to building and maintaining muscle. Most studies done regarding egg consumption in healthy, exercising adults showed no increase in LDL (the bad cholesterol) particles.

White isn’t right

Whole eggs or egg whites? Whole eggs for sure. While egg whites do have fewer calories, you’ll also get less protein and none of the beneficial fats. Without the yolk you’ll also be missing out on vitamins B2, B12, vitamin D and iron. The yolk of an egg is where you get choline from, which is what makes you mentally sharp. About 80% of the fat in a whole egg is monounsaturated and saturated, which has been shown to lead to higher testosterone levels.

Bonus

Aside from the above, there are a whole bunch of other health benefits to including whole eggs in your diet. A single egg can contain up to 150 mg of DHA, that’s essential to brain health. Eggs have been shown to prevent heart disease, promote healthier thyroid, immune, and prostate function, also they improve insulin sensitivity.

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  1. Where have you been for the last 6 months? Carnitine in egg yolks and red meat can stimuate bad gut bacteria to cause heart disease. This may have been the reason it was thought eggs were bad for you…. well; guess what? they’re ba-a-ack… wake up dude – stop telling people eggs are harmless *****

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    • Hmm. Seems like Big Sugar is still trying to scare people away from eating meat. Either way, don’t confuse causation and correlation, Doc. https://ods.od.nih.gov/factsheets/Carnitine-HealthProfessional/ And no, the reason people were scared away from eating eggs is because the 40 year lie that saturated fat is bad for you and causes heart disease. The majority of the research, in the exploding field of the gut and its many implications, does not find meat or egg consumption to be detrimental. Usually the opposite is seen.

      Also, choline is great for your brain.

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