In the 1970s we were told to avoid eating eggs because of cholesterol and animal fats, but also bacterial contamination, etc. Since then were have gradually weaned back onto eggs, however, a new study says that eggs may be as bad for you as smoking. Really?
This video discusses this issue:
Notes on the video:
- A study correlates egg yolk with coronary heart disease due to cholesterol and animal fats in them.
- Cholesterol is an essential component of every cell and is used in a wide range of metabolic processes.
- 6 eggs a week does not increase your risk of stroke.
- No correlation between dietary cholesterol levels and and blood cholesterol levels.
- Quite often there is a conflict of interests when myths like “Eggs are bad for you” are announced. Look to see who funded the reports. In many cases, pharmaceutical companies will ultimately have a vested interest in spreading incorrect information as it will increase the sales of their products.
- In the latest study saying eggs are bad, other foods were not investigated, nor was the level of exercise in the patients.
- Eggs are one of the healthiest foods in the world, but avoid omega-3 eggs. Also get eggs from free range, pasture-raised hens as these will have lower levels of pesticides.
- Good egg yolks will be bright yellow or orange due to carotenoids found in the foods the hens fed on.
- Yolk is better for you raw. The whites have less nutrients and are mainly protein. However the whites contain a substance that binds to biotin, so can lead to biotin deficiencies if you eat a lot of egg whites.
- To avoid heart disease & disease – avoid sugar, get plenty of sun exposure for optimum vitamin D levels, get beneficial fermented bacteria, exercise, plenty of sleep, animal based omega-3 fatty acids.