Eggs have in the past copped a unfair whack, but recent evidence has debunked those myths, leaving the critics with, dare we say it… egg on their faces. Here’s the facts.
- There is no link between egg consumption and increased risk of heart disease and stroke
- It is not necessary to avoid eggs due to cholesterol. In fact some cholesterol is actually necessary for the body and our bodies MAKE cholesterol. The body tries to maintain tight controls on the impact of dietary cholesterol on our blood cholesterol. As our dietary intake of cholesterol increases, the amount produced by the body decreases in order to maintain an optimal level in our blood.
- Skipping the yolk means you miss out on some of the protein and the Vitamin E, B Vitamins, Omega-3s and Selenium. Egg whites on their own really provide just protein on the macro and micronutrient front.
2 full eggs per day is suitable for most people (speak to your doctor if you’re concerned). The egg and Nutrition Council is a great place to get more information on the benefits of eggs http://www.enc.org.au/ See here for more protein rich foods