Did you know that health professionals recommend eating 300mg of good cholesterol per day to prevent cardiovascular disease? For example, an egg (big size) contains 190mg of good cholesterol.
Egg yolk: a trolling reputation
For a long time the yolk has a poor reputation among medical professionals and doctors, but the fact is that it is a very beneficial food for the health. It is time to restore this reputation!
It is known that in order to function well, our body needs fat, with essential fatty acids, and the yolk is one of them.
Indeed, according to a study published in the British Medical Journal, which was conducted to 4 million people, sufficient consumption of egg yolks reduces the risk of stroke by 25%.
What is the reason? The egg is rich in choline, an important nutrient that helps maintain brain function (in adults and children). Choline also prevents Alzheimer’s disease by promoting acetylcholine, an important neurotransmitter of the memory. American psychiatrists have even shown that adequate choline intake in pregnant women can prevent the risk of serious psychiatric illnesses in children.
Just as information, an egg contains 125mg of choline and the brain needs 500mg of choline a day.
Egg yolk: good for the health of the eyes!
Also, egg yolk is very beneficial for the eye health because it contains lutein, a component that prevents AMD (macular degeneration). AMD is the most common factor of blindness in people. Lutein counteracts free radicals that cause damage in the body (responsible for many diseases).
Egg yolk improves the endurance during exercise
For better endurance during a sporting effort, eat eggs! According to many athletes and nutritionists, the body draws cholesterol on its reserves (when it comes to excessive physical activities) to heal muscle damage after intense physical activity, to promote better recovery and gain muscular mass. Cholesterol deficiency in the diet weakens the muscles.
Improvement of the image of the egg yolk
Here are some truths about the egg yolk to restore its bad image.
It is wrong to say that cholesterol from foods increases blood cholesterol because it is mainly produced by the liver.
Cholesterol is not the major cause of heart disease as was often claimed (a lie created from scratch by pharmaceutical industries to sell their drugs).
Most studies that say the eggs are harmful to the health are not based on sound arguments.
Studies about negative effects of egg yolk continue to multiply. One of them, published in British Medical Journal showed that the dangers of egg yolk are potentially verifiable on diabetics. Why? In case of diabetes, when the body does not produce enough insulin, it will increase insulin resistance and in this case, the yolk will increase the risk of stroke.
For all others, egg yolk consumption does not affect the appearance of heart diseases.
Why should you eat eggs?
It is essential to emphasize the quality of eggs, preferably from free-range hens (fed with healthy and organic foods).
Indeed, when they come from “Bio” hens, they eat insects that can be a good source of omega-3 (such as worms, for example).
Some hens are also fed with flaxseed (excellent source of omega-3) and unlike man, the chicken better assimilates flax seeds and eggs laid will be of better quality.