Eggs are Bad for You? Again?

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:

Truth about Eggs

Notes on the video:

  1. A study correlates egg yolk with coronary heart disease due to cholesterol and animal fats in them.
  2. Cholesterol is an essential component of every cell and is used in a wide range of metabolic processes.
  3. 6 eggs a week does not increase your risk of stroke.
  4. No correlation between dietary cholesterol levels and and blood cholesterol levels.
  5. 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.
  6. In the latest study saying eggs are bad, other foods were not investigated, nor was the level of exercise in the patients.
  7. 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.
  8. Good egg yolks will be bright yellow or orange due to carotenoids found in the foods the hens fed on.
  9. 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.
  10. 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.

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About Andy Williams

In a processed food culture, simply eating may not be enough. Dr. Andy Williams is a scientist with a strong interest in Juicing and how it can supply the body with the nutrients it needs to thrive in modern society. You can subscribe to his free daily paper called Juicing The Rainbow and follow him on Facebook orTwitter.

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