Egg a Day Ok for Healthy People
January 02, 2008
Researchers reported no evidence of an overall significant association between egg consumption and risk of coronary heart disease or stroke in either men or women in individuals who ate one egg per day. Public health advocates have long recommended that individuals limit their cholesterol consumption to 300 milligrams per day. Eggs contain approximately 213 milligrams of cholesterol each, leading to the traditional advice about limiting egg intake. So why isn't daily egg consumption harmful to the cardiovascular health of healthy adults? The researchers point out that despite their high cholesterol content, eggs contain substantial amounts of healthy nutrients.
The Journal of the American Medical Association April 20, 1999;281:1387-1394.
COMMENT: Folks, this is one of the biggest scams on the planet. Eating cholesterol does not raise your cholesterol. Your liver makes over 95% of your cholesterol. You only store about ONE TEASPOON of sugar in your ENTIRE bloodstream. When you eat grains, sugar, soda and juice they are rapidly converted to sugar. This sugar is not needed in the blood stream so it is shifted to the liver where the liver converts it to saturated fat. The increase in cholesterol is almost always due to eating too many grains and sugar. It is NOT due to consuming eggs or fat. It is also very important to note that there is a HUGE difference between organic eggs and commercial eggs. They are worth every penny you pay for them. They are two different foods. If a chicken is fed grains that are sprayed with pesticides, what do you think will be in the eggs? Well their system is similar to ours and they will convert those grains to saturated fat and store all the pesticides with it and those are excreted into the egg yolk. A chicken that is range fed will lay entirely different eggs which have a completely different composition of fatty acids. These are two different foods. Most will not be able to purchase organic eggs directly from a farmer, but that is the best way if you can. It is worth the hassle and trouble of locating these people. This way you can confirm exactly what the chickens are fed and how they are kept. There is also a significant economic advantage as they are usually 50% or more less expensive than at the store as there is no middle man. A dozen organic eggs from the farmer are typically $1.00 to $1.50 per dozen as opposed to more than $3 per dozen at the store.