Did you know that eggs are considered a complete protein?
Why? Because they contain all the essential amino acids, The incredible edible egg has been a controversial topic for many years. One day you can hear that egg yolk can cause heart disease, and the next day, read those yolks are a nutritional powerhouse.
Many health-conscious people and medical practitioners have advised minimizing egg intake to one a day due to the eggs’ cholesterol content.
The bottom line is YES; eggs are a cholesterol-rich food containing nearly 200mg per serving. But current research has stated that total cholesterol is a poor depicter of heart disease. More importantly, are the ratio between low-density lipoproteins (LDL) and high-density lipoproteins (HDL) and the actual size of the LDL particles in the blood. However, small dense LDL particles are more prone to oxidation than larger LDL particles.
Believe it or not, whole egg consumption has been recognized to improve the lipid profile because it increases the large particle LDL and HDL particles. Cholesterol is needed to build and maintain cell membranes, cell transport, Vitamin D, and various hormone production. So, although eggs may increase your overall cholesterol, this increase will improve your lipid profile and decrease your chance of heart disease.
So, what is the truth about eggs? Well, in my opinion, you need to know that not all eggs are created equal. That means the quality of the egg depends on the diet of the chicken that has laid the egg.
So, for example, a chicken that is locked up in a cage, never seeing the light of day and fed genetically modified (GMO) corn or soy is going to produce a different egg than a pasture-raised chicken, allowed to roam free in the day, walk cluck, and feed on bugs and grass don’t you think?
Here is a list of eggs that I think is best if you want to eat eggs every day and think you shouldn’t eat them because of your cholesterol.
- Pastured raised, organic, no soy, no corm fed.
- Organic, free-roaming, vegetarian fed
- Cage-free non-GMO vegetarian fed
Again pasture-raised whole eggs are a great source of protein and nutrients. This is why I wanted to share that the INCREDIBLE EDIBLE EGG is one of my favorite protein sources.
Curious, what are any of ours??
If you have any questions, let me know.