My ACCELERATOR clients are often shocked by how often and how much I recommend eating eggs. This SHOCK is not surprising since eggs were MISTAKENLY labeled as a BAD GUY in our diet for years by the FDA! Misinformation about eggs is still out there, but science supports eggs as one of the most vital parts of a healthy diet!
Eggs are the among CHEAPEST and best sources of protein. This makes them accessible to most people. Eggs are delicious eaten in a variety of ways making them one of the most versatile types of food to cook, store, and take on the run. Eggs freshly laid and unwashed will stay fresh at room temperature for a month. If they are refrigerated, they can last 3-6 months. How do you know if an egg is fresh? Simply place an egg in water. If it floats to the top- it's rotten.
One egg has only 75 calories with 7 grams of high-quality protein, 5 grams of fat, and 1.6 grams of saturated fat, along with iron, vitamins, minerals, and carotenoids.
EGGS ARE A COMPLETE SOURCE OF PROTEIN. This means one egg contains every type of ESSENTIAL amino acid necessary to build every single part of your body. This is amazing!! This is why every carnivore and omnivore animal is an opportunistic egg eater-- when eggs are available to steal, they are of GREAT NUTRITIONAL VALUE! Humans are omnivores- we eat plants and animals and have both sharp and flat teeth! So yes! YOU should eat eggs whenever YOU have the opportunity!
Egg allergies are not uncommon. However, most people are allergic to either the white or the yolk, not both. This is worth determining with the help of an allergist if you have an egg allergy. Both the white and the yolk individually have great nutritional value!
Whites are rich in Folate (B9), Choline, Vitamin A, and Biotin (B7).
-Folate (B9): provide healthy cell growth, especially red cells. Deficiency is associated with birth defects, heart disease, stroke, cancer and dementia
-Choline is an ESSENTIAL MICRONUTRIENT important for healthy genes and development of the neurotransmitter (brain signaling chemical) acetylcholine. Deficiency is associated with fatty liver disease and birth defects. Recent research has begun to show the link between choline intake during pregnancy and improved cognitive outcomes in children. Moms who get more choline have offspring with greater intelligence. Eggs are quite rich in choline, with higher choline levels than most other common foods.
The EGG YOLK is rich in iron and vitamins B2, B12, and D. If you eat only the whites, you are missing out on these additional nutrients.
-Iron: an ESSENTIAL mineral used to make hemoglobin, a protein which carries oxygen from our lungs throughout our bodies in red blood cells. It helps our muscles store and use oxygen and is part of many other proteins and enzymes. Deficiency causes anemia (low blood counts)
-Riboflavin(B2): an ESSENTIAL vitamin for body growth, helps in red blood cell production and helps break down proteins, fats, and carbohydrates to release energy
-Cobalamin (B12): an ESSENTIAL vitamin crucial for nerve tissue health, brain function, and the production of red blood cells.
-Vitamin D: an ESSENTIAL vitamin for regulating the absorption of calcium and phosphorus and facilitating normal immune system function . Getting enough vitamin D is important for growth, development, and maintenance of strong bones and teeth,
In addition to the above essentials, the egg is a powerhouse of disease-fighting nutrients like lutein and zeaxanthin. These carotenoids reduce the risk of age-related macular degeneration, the leading cause of blindness in older adults.
I find it interesting that many of my clients who have been eating a "low-fat" diet for years come to me with concerns of anemia and weak bones and have been told to limit the amount of eggs they are eating due to CHOLESTEROL concerns!! Often they are being prescribed B vitamins and Vitamin D, often by injection!! This is INSANITY! Just start eating eggs regularly!
We have proven many times over that EATING a diet high in cholesterol DOES NOT CAUSE HIGH CHOLESTEROL. In fact, a high total cholesterol, in and of itself, is no longer considered dangerous-- rather the ratio between good and bad cholesterol is what matters for health. Doctors should no longer be tracking and treating "high cholesterol", but rather "dyslipidemia" which refers to a "bad ratio" of cholesterol. A diet low in carbohydrates creates the BEST healthy ratio. This diet includes EGGS with the YOLKS!
The American Heart Association and FDA began changing their tune in 2015 regarding eggs and other saturated fats in the diet. BTW- They have not written a large apology on billboards anywhere to inform you they were giving WRONG advice for years! You can read more about this change here: https://pubs.rsc.org/en/content/chapterhtml/2019/bk9781788012133-00001?isbn=978-1-78801-213-3&sercode=bk
If you want to read more about this cholesterol issues specifically go to this blog post: https://www.emergencyhealthfix.com/post/i-have-high-cholesterol-is-a-low-carb-diet-recommended-for-me Here you will find links to podcasts, videos, and full length movies regarding MODERN cholesterol management through proper DIET!