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The Poor Misunderstood Egg OR is it? (Health)

posted by bibleprobe(R) Homepage, Mass., 03.23.2010

DO NOT eat large quantities of egg or egg yolk.

The yolks of eggs have the most cholesterol of any food, with 1234 mg per 100 g serving. That is 411 percent of the USDA's recommended daily allowance for cholesterol. /s/ Steve @


First off, cholesterol is essential to your health. Don't get me wrong, you do have to pay attention to your cholesterol numbers. Studies have proven that cholesterol levels rose in proportion to the saturated-fat content of the diet. Other studies show high cholesterol runs in familes. Those processed meats (like sausage & hot dogs with high fat & salt content) and french fries can kill you. But whether or not eating eggs is a main "culprit" in producing cholesterol is very questionable because their is a very, very small amount of saturated fat in an egg. The fat in the egg yolk is mostly monounsaturated fat, the same kind found in olive oil. There is only 1.6 grams of saturated fat in a large egg.

According to some research, scrambled eggs & omelets may be the only way of cooking eggs that may be bad for you. That's because you break the yoke and allow it in a short time to oxidize via heat and air. You may want to switch to sunny-side up, poached, or even fried, with a small amount of healthy oil sprayed on the pan, or with olive oil.

The first hint that cholesterol was related to atherosclerosis goes back to 1910, when the German chemist Adolph Windaus reported that atherosclerotic plaques from aortas of human subjects contained 20 to 26 fold higher concentrations of cholesterol than did normal aortas.

The notion that eggs cause cholesterol goes back to research by a Russian pathologist named Nikolai Anitschov in 1913. He fed cholesterol to rabbits who then developed which produced marked hypercholesterolemia and severe atherosclerosis of the aorta. Never mind that rabbits never ate cholesterol because they are vegetarians. About 50 years later scientists tried to duplicate Anitschov's research with one difference. They didn't allow the cholesterol to lie about in the air as Anitchov did - where it quickly oxidized. That study could not reproduce Anitchov's study. Their rabbits did not develop coronary disease, and their arteries remained quite clear. But this stuff doesn't get out in the newspapers, because big drug companies make billions on selling cholesterol drugs.

The Poor Misunderstood Egg
Posted on Mar 22nd 2010 by Jonny Bowden
Filed Under: Jonny's Take, Diet & Weight Loss


Let me be perfectly clear: Eggs are one of the most perfect foods on the planet.

And -- wait for it -- that includes the yolk.

Yup, the yolk -- that poor, misunderstood, but essential component of the egg that too often gets thrown out in a misguided attempt to avoid cholesterol and fat. So let's clear a few things up about eggs, cholesterol, fat and health.

Number One: The cholesterol in eggs has virtually no effect on the cholesterol in your blood.

Number Two: The fat in the egg yolk is mostly monounsaturated fat, the same kind found in olive oil. Yes, you heard that right. Of the 5.3 grams of total fat in one large egg, only 1.6 grams are saturated.

Finish reading this here:


78 calories each

An egg's not only a nutritional powerhouse, it's also loaded with protein that satisfies. Eat eggs for breakfast; they'll curb your appetite enough that you'll have about 330 calories less than usual throughout the rest of the day. (Take our quiz to find out more about eggs.]

Bonus tip: For a healthy fried egg, brush a nonstick skillet with a smidge of oil or cooking spray. You'll get crispy edges without much fat.



Also read about eggs here. It seems the ONLY problem with eggs is the way people cook them. Saturated fat is bad. Cook them in butter or oil and that becomes bad...

Guilt-free eating: 10 nutrition myths debunked

A yolk a day may keep the doctor away. Egg yolks are one of the richest sources of choline.

Eggs and Diabetes: Cracking the Myth
Good news for egg lovers with type 1 or 2 diabetes: Your breakfast omelet is back on the menu. Finish reading this: HERE

Eggs-actly How Many Eggs Are Too Many?
November 5, 2010

One ordinary egg doesn't contain too much cholesterol, if you believe the hype coming from egg producers and their aggressive advertising campaigns. But a recent article in the Canadian Journal of Cardiology reminds people that just one egg yolk can exceed the recommended daily limit of 200 milligrams (mg) of cholesterol for people at risk of cardiovascular disease.

One large egg can have up to 275 mg of cholesterol. When compared to fast foods like the much-maligned Double Down meal from KFC (150 mg of cholesterol), one egg yolk is higher in cholesterol. Even Hardee's Monster Thickburger®—with two-thirds of a pound of beef, three cheese slices and four bacon strips—has slightly less cholesterol (210 mg). That doesn't mean that burgers and fried chicken are better choices. The saturated and trans fats in foods matter too—but don't forget about dietary cholesterol.

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An Egg a Day Raises Risk of Diabetes

By Crystal Phend, Staff Writer, MedPage Today
Published: November 21, 2008
Reviewed by Dori F. Zaleznik, MD; Associate Clinical Professor of Medicine, Harvard Medical School, Boston.

BOSTON, Nov. 21 -- People who eat eggs every day may substantially increase their risk of type 2 diabetes, researchers here said.

Men with the highest level of egg consumption -- at seven or more per week -- were 58% more likely to develop type 2 diabetes than those who did not eat eggs, and women were 77% more likely to become diabetic if they ate at least an egg a day, Luc Djoussé, M.D., D.Sc., of Brigham and Women's Hospital and Harvard, and colleagues reported online in Diabetes Care.

Finish reading this: HERE


Additionally, a typical egg contains about six grams of high-quality protein and all nine of the essential amino acids. Of course, eggs are also one of the most protein-rich foods you can eat. Eggs also contain the following vitamins:

Vitamin B5
Vitamin B12
Vitamin B2
Vitamin B9
Vitamin A
Vitamin D
Today, some farmers are using certain methods to increase the health benefits of their eggs. Chickens who receive a special vegetarian diet typically produce eggs with less cholesterol and more omega-3 fatty acids. Check the packaging carefully or shop at health food stores to find these special eggs.

Though eggs have sometimes received a bad rap in past years, more and more health professionals have started promoting the benefits of eggs. And with new research, some of the previous claims about this inexpensive and delicious food have been discredited. In reality, eggs are a great health food. Whether you like them scrambled, over easy or sunny side up, eggs are a great meal to start your day, yolk and all. In this article, we'll investigate some of the great health benefits of eggs, including the ways that they can help you avoid certain diseases and harmful health conditions.

Vitamins and Nutrients
Eggs are a great source of many of the vitamins and nutrients our bodies need to survive. For example, eggs are one of the few natural food sources of vitamin D, whereas most foods that contain vitamin D are actually fortified with it. Eggs also contain the following nutrients:


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