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Began in the 1970s
I remember that in the 1970s, the American Heart Association televised warnings that eggs were very dangerous for the heart. These televised warnings indicated that we should consume no more than two or three eggs per week.
This publicized information caused a huge public scare, and almost collapsed the
Many nutritional scientists feel that this recommendation to avoid eggs was flawed and incorrect. For reasons
unknown, in 1999, when new, updated information came out that eggs were
safe, they failed to inform the public.
Journal of the American Medical Association
In 1999, after a study conducted on 118,000 people, the Journal of the American Medical Association concluded that there was no evidence of an overall significant association between egg consumption and heart disease. The findings concluded that people who ate five or six eggs a week had a lower risk of heart disease than those who ate less than one egg per week.
Click here to read about JAMA's fascinating egg study.
When my son was eleven, all I could get him to eat was eggs. My son loves eggs. My son was eating six to seven eggs per day. At that time, my belief was that eggs nutrition would be detrimental to his health. After a bit of convincing, we went to the doctor to have his cholesterol checked. The doctor backed me up. She told my son that eating so many eggs would make his cholesterol go through the roof.
They tested his blood and called us back two days later. His blood tests were perfectly normal.
Eggs Nutrition Cholesterol Facts
In a study conducted in 1994, 24 people were given two eggs a day for six weeks. The participants of this study had HDL levels that went up 10 percent, and their total cholesterol went up a mere 4 percent. It has been medically stated that a negative egg/cholesterol reaction only happens in very rare cases.
One large egg contains 213 mg of cholesterol. Cholesterol is actually a very important nutrient. Cholesterol is an essential component of membranes. Cholesterol is needed for creating hormones, including testosterone, estrogen and progesterone.
Cholesterol is used to produce brain tissue development,
cell walls, and helps to produce Vitamin D. Our bodies make
800 to 1500 mg of cholesterol each day. The rest comes from food. Our
bodies only absorb about 10 percent of the cholesterol contained in
foods we eat, like egg yolks or dairy.
Click here for Doctors Bust Medical Myths and Lies. Dr. Oz gives medical advice for eggs and more information about their cholesterol content.
Eggs are a rich source of choline, which acts as a B Vitamin-like agent. The choline found in eggs are a vital nutrient for the fetal brain.
New research has shown that choline is also an excellent deterrent for Alzheimer's disease
The brain needs choline to synthesize the neurotransmitter
Acetylcholine, which is used to create memories. This chemical is
completely lacking in Alzheimer's brains. Your body cannot make choline.
One egg yolk provides approximately 125 mg of choline. So eggs are
basically an essential brain food.
The fat and cholesterol in eggs is extremely important for your health. Click here for more information on the health benefits of fat and cholesterol.
Are Powdered or Dried Eggs a Wise Choice?
Powdered eggs have a very long shelf life. They can last five or ten years. Powdered eggs contain powdered milk and vegetable oil. Powdered eggs have a dry mixture that contains too many Omega-6s, and are considered unsafe. The cholesterol in dried or powdered eggs is oxidized and can possibly contribute to atherosclerosis.
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