An egg a day keeps the Doctor Away!

Ok it may not necessarily keep the doctor away, but they’re not all that bad for you!  Eggs have had a bad rap for a while now, but if we really dig down deep we’ll find that eggs are good for you and can be included as part of a well-balanced diet.  Contrary to popular belief that eggs are bad for your health, new research published by the USDA has shown that cholesterol levels in eggs has dropped in recent years and saturated fat plays a larger roll in a humans cholesterol level than dietary cholesterol.  One egg contains 9 grams of protein along with all 9 essential amino acids. 

I was impressed to see a positive article in a recent USA Today concerning the consumption of eggs.  After reading I decided to do a little research myself.  There are great health benefits to egg consumption besides what’s already been mentioned.  Did you know that eggs are good for your eyes? Who would have thought? Because of the carotenoid content specifically lutein and zeaxanthin found in eggs it is suggested that they may help prevent macular degeneration.  I’ll admit I had no idea.  Aside from the fact that eggs taste great especially with a good medium rare steak (I knew I couldn’t write a blog without mentioning some source of protein) in the morning for breakfast, recent studies have shown that eggs can help improve your cholesterol.  A University of Connecticut study has shown that  the cholesterol in eggs actually improves both ldl and hdl cholesterol and therefore lower the risks of having a heart attack or stroke. 

It sounds like the eggs really do live up to its name as the incredible edible egg! So sit back and enjoy a good breakfast of steak and eggs.  Beef with its ZIP (zinc iron and protein) and eggs with its “good” cholesterol and essential amino acids, may be the healthiest meal you have all day, so enjoy!

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