Eggs have certainly had their moment in the spotlight.
Decades ago, health experts claimed eggs constituted a healthy breakfast.
Come the noughties, eggs were turned into the villain. The same health experts who’d once recommended consuming more eggs for breakfast started an egg witch hunt claiming eggs were full of unhealthy cholesterol.
Now eggs seem to be back in fashion. So, what’s the truth?
Recent studies, including one from Harvard Medical School, show that one egg per day has no effect on the risk of cardiovascular disease or stroke.
They examined dietary and health information of 37,851 healthy male and 80,082 female adults.
They found no increased risk of heart attacks, strokes, or coronary heart disease in the participants that ate 1-6 eggs per week and those that had one a day; however diabetics were found to be at a slightly higher risk.
So why do eggs have such a bad reputation?
Egg yolks are quite high in cholesterol, which led scientists to believe that they could not possibly be healthy.
But thanks to the other healthy characteristics of eggs, the higher levels of cholesterol in eggs don’t contribute to the cholesterol epidemic amongst healthy people.
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