Are Eggs A Staple In A Healthy Diet?

Eggs are often seen as part of our daily breakfast routines. Are they really that important? If so, what do they contribute?

Are Eggs A Breakfast Essential Or Not?

Suffice it to say that despite modern technology and years of research behind us, what we know about eggs can be still be quite confusing, to say the least.

For example, contributing to dietary cholesterol might say that they’re “bad” for one year because it has been associated with a higher likelihood of developing cardiovascular disease in the future. On the other hand, however, the next year might put them, excuse the pun, back on the sunny side since researchers state that the link between eggs and heart conditions is all insignificant.

What is it really? Are we really having it daily as part of a healthy diet or are all those mornings spent mastering the act of cracking an egg on the side of a pan all for naught?

Here's the deal.

“While it might appear otherwise, the science around eggs actually has not been oscillating year-in, year-out. It just looks that way when the media focuses on any one study in isolation — good or bad. The truth is that science doesn’t change all that quickly, especially nutrition science,” Jen Houchins, Ph.D., R.D., director of Nutrition Research for the American Egg Board’s Egg Nutrition Center, said.

And as per the study, consuming eggs as part of a healthy eating pattern may actually not only have no contribution in developing heart disease, but also help benefit it in the first place. Published last 2019 in the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition, the study states that eating a meal consisting of two whole eggs or egg whites can improve the function of HDL or “good” cholesterol.

Furthermore, eggs are also part of all three diet patterns that are recommended in the 2105-2020 Dietary Guidelines for Americans.

So there you go, eating eggs does not harm your heart. Go ahead and keep cracking them open. As with anything, just make sure you don’t go overboard with it.

Eggs A new study by Purdue University said that eating protein above the required daily amount will only benefit people actively trying to lose weight or doing strength training exercises. Pixabay

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