Are eggs good for you?

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In this article I discuss two key nutrients found in eggs, and why they’re good for the eyes

Yes! A research study by Goodrow et al. (2006) found that the consumption of one egg per day increased serum Lutein and Zeaxanthin concentrations in older adults.

What does this mean? Age related macular degeneration (AMD) is a progressive eye condition that affects many people as they get older. The disease attacks the macular of the eye, the area responsible for the sharpest central vision. And Lutein and Zeaxanthin play a role in preventing AMD by helping the filtering out of damaging blue light and sunlight. A rich source of Lutein and Zeaxanthin = eggs!

Two or three eggs made into an omelette for a healthy breakfast, along with mushrooms and tomatoes; or two or three poached or scrambled eggs with some Smoked Salmon or Mackerel and green vegetables are healthy lunch ideas. In addition, the study also found that eating eggs had NO adverse effects on blood cholesterol levels. Great news!are eggs good for you

Some people ask “are eggs bad for you” and generally refer to either weight gain or cholesterol, as above, as the reason why eggs are potentially bad in high doses. If you consume more calories than you expend over a sustained period of time, you’re likely to gain weight. This will likely be fat if you’re not exercising, or muscle and fat if you are. The opposite holds true in that, if you consume less calories than you expend – over the long-term – you are likely to lose ‘weight’. Whether those calories come from eggs or not is largely irrelevant, and eggs are not inherently ‘fattening’.

Eggs cholesterol is a topic that needs a little more time¬†to articulate fully. However, consuming eggs as part of a varied diet in which one eats plenty of vegetables, some fruit, and protein sources like fish and meat, and in a lifestyle in which one exercises, does not smoke or drink to excess, will NOT adversely effect cholesterol levels, and will NOT ’cause’ cardiovascular disorder.

Are eggs good for you? Yes. They provide an array of vitamins and minerals, supply essential fats and proteins, and do not cause obesity and other diet-related diseases.