Tuesday, June 9, 2015

Egg Head

Eggs are healthy.  No they aren't.  Yes they are.  No they aren't.

Are you confused yet? 

Health experts have been going back and forth on this issue for a long time. In the 90s they fell into the 'unhealthy' category that included anything high in fat.  Also, because they are high in cholesterol, it was assumed they raise the risk of heart disease. 

But then you have the proponents of high-fat, high-protein diets that extol their virtues.  In addition, health experts have realized that it isn't the cholesterol, but the saturated fat in foods that raises our cholesterol levels.  Um, yeah, so which is it???

Should you eat them or not?

Well according to the June 2015 issue of the Centre for Science in the Public Interest Nutrition Action Health Letter, it depends on your current state of health.

Individuals with Type 2 diabetes, should eat less than 1 egg per week.  For anyone else, limit egg consumption to 5 or less per week.  So like most things, everything in moderation.

Personally I limit myself to about 4 whole eggs a week, at most, and the rest egg whites.

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