The Incredible Edible Egg – Health Benefits of Eggs

Egg White SandwichAds are coming out now for fast food breakfast sandwiches that are made with egg whites; like that’s something to celebrate. This is just another example of bad diet advice coupled with mass marketing. There are actually many health benefits of eggs! Eggs have lots of vitamins. They are rich in the B vitamin family, and also contribute vitamins A and D. In particular, egg yolks are one of the greatest sources of riboflavin, B12, and choline, which may well not only help developing brains in utero, but protect us from age-related memory loss.

In the mineral department, eggs are especially rich in selenium. Eggs are also abundant in lutein and zeaxanthin, carotenoids which protect our eyes from macular degeneration, among other benefits. And the lutein in eggs seems to be better absorbed than when it comes from vegetable sources. Almost all these nutrients are in the yolk of the egg. So why would you take the egg yolk out of the breakfast sandwich and call it healthier?

The argument is that eating egg yolks will raise your cholesterol which in time would clog your arteries and give you a heart attack. So what about the cholesterol? Eggs have a lot of cholesterol, so for a long time it was considered unhealthy to eat too many. However, advice is changing on this as more research comes out. Eggs aren’t harmful to our health. In fact, some studies show an improvement in blood lipids from eating eggs. It seems that this high-cholesterol food raises our “good” cholesterol rather than the “bad.” The research is showing it’s the inflammation from consuming too many carbohydrates that will set you up for clogged arteries. Eat the eggs. Skip the ‘sandwich’ in the breakfast sandwich.

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Zola has spent 30 years as a business leader and CEO. She has mentored hundreds of employees and challenged them to achieve their goals while simultaneously building successful businesses. After struggling with conventional diets for over 40 years, in 2010, Zola designed Plan Z Diet, which has already helped thousands of dieters in 39 states and 10 countries. She is offering Plan Z as a solution to the obesity epidemic because she truly feels that the world deserves a better diet. Zola enjoys helping people maximize their entertaining abilities and makes them laugh with stories of her adventures in the kitchen and beyond. She writes a syndicated newsletter through ArcaMax which has a readership of over 800,000 worldwide. She also designs new recipes for Plan Z the diet by Zola just about every day. You can Connect with Zola on Google+ here