Wednesday, October 27, 2010

EGGS ROCK! (Health benefits of eggs revealed) PART 1

Research supporting the health benefits of eggs is piling up and several studies--including a recent one in the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition and Harvard School of Public Health that found no link in healthy people between eggs and either heart attack or stroke--have debunked the myth of unhealthy eggs.

New research shows that, contrary to previous belief, moderate consumption of eggs does not have a negative impact on cholesterol. Recent studies have shown that regular consumption of two eggs per day does not affect a person's lipid profile and may, in fact, improve it and research suggests that it is saturated fat that raises cholesterol rather than dietary cholesterol.

Eggs may reduce your risk of cancer. Whole eggs are one of the best sources of the nutrient choline (one large egg has about 300 micrograms or 30 percent of your RDA). A study published this year found that women with a high intake of choline were 24 percent less likely to get breast cancer. Note: Choline is found mostly in the yolk, so feel free to ditch the egg-white omelets.

Eggs prevent Alzheimer's disease. Phosphatidycholine is a nutrient in eggs essential for concentration, attention, and retaining information in the memory to ultimately prevent Alzheimer's disease.


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