In the 70s of the 20th century, chicken eggs were considered a harmful product. Doctors and nutritionists advised to exclude them from the diet because of the presence of cholesterol. Dozens of years later, scientists were able to disprove this myth.
Studies show that eating eggs is healthy. Those who eat this product have less problems with heart and blood vessels, easier to tolerate hemorrhagic stroke, which damages brain tissue. This is reported by Ulyana Suprun, Acting Minister of Health of Ukraine.
Eggs contain almost all vitamins, as well as protein, iron and rare healthy fats – such as choline. They are also useful for the health of hair, liver, eyes, skin and most importantly, the brain.
The scientists conducted a large-scale study (500,000 participants) in which people who eat one egg a day were 18% less at risk of acquiring heart and vascular disease, and 28% more likely to survive hemorrhagic stroke – a brain haemorrhage and a rupture of blood vessels. There is indeed cholesterol in this food. But it doesn’t make it dangerous, so you can and should eat eggs. Cholesterol is considered a type of fat. Our body needs it for proper brain function, hormone production, good metabolism and many other processes.
One egg contains approximately 186 milligrams of cholesterol, which is 62% of the daily intake. It can vary from 100 to 300 milligrams, depending on the total calorie intake per day. This type of fat is part of the yolk, but protein is considered protein. So, if you control your cholesterol level, you only eat protein. But in this case, you will be left without the healthy vitamins that are in your yolk.
If you want to get the most out of your eggs, you should eat them like this:
Eat pâté eggs, boiled or raw, but do not fry them.
Do not combine eggs with unhealthy food: bacon, lard, sausage. Then you will not exceed your cholesterol level and do not clog your food with harmful fats, carcinogens and calories. You should eat lard, but it’s better to separate it from the eggs and in moderate amounts.
Supplement your meal with other healthy foods: bran bread, different vegetables, butter or herring. This food is filled with fibre and unsaturated fats. It will diversify your diet and keep your cholesterol normal.