There are many questions whether eggs can or cannot be included in a healthy diet.
In the 70’s a theory appeared according to which eggs should be taken out from the diets that are low on cholesterol. Ever since then, the nutritionists keep contradicting one another about this issue, without having reached any conclusions. Extremely delicate the subject used to be avoided in polite conversations.
Nowadays, after tens of years of study it was proven that eggs do not affect at all the level of cholesterol from your blood and the heart rate either. In 1999 the Journal of the American Medical Association publishes the results of a study according to which any relation between the egg, the cholesterol or the heart diseases, do not exist. In this study 17000 doctors were involved, 80000 women and 37000 men.
One, even though, is raised in the belief that there is a bad connection between eggs and cholesterol, should work on accepting the idea that there is actually no connection between those two. Moreover, the studies show that three of the countries with the biggest egg consumption, have the lowest rate of heart death from all the industrialized countries.
While one has one the freedom of consuming eggs, one should ask himself till where does this freedom extend? As what is too much surely hurts. Studies show that eggs are more dangerous when they are associated with other foods – bacon, red meat, milk, rather than through quantity.
The conclusions are that an egg a day is ok, but anyhow, not everyone can eat an egg each day. For example people that suffer from diabetes should not take this advice into consideration. Fortunately, eggs contribute to your food more though a nutritive value than a caloric one. An egg contains the richest source of quality proteins and almost all the essential vitamins and minerals for your body. They have a biological value of 93%. Comparative values have just the fish, the milk and the beef.
Specialists agree that the eggs have an exceptional nutritive density. What people have forgotten is the fact that the biggest part of the best in eggs is located in the egg yolks. Therefore, for a healthy lifestyle do not throw the egg yolks away, unless it is absolutely necessary.
A big egg contains 75 calories and 5 grams fat. Eggs contain the best mix of amino acids that human body needs to regenerate its own tissue. Moreover they have 30 vitamins and essential minerals. They have a bigger protein quality than the mother’s milk. They do not contain vitamin C and it is one of the few foods that contain vitamin D.