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The Egg Scramble

There’s Bad With The Good

unhealthy eggs

The Skinny

Eggs are complicated. Some people love them, others fear them. Admittedly, the ubiquitous egg offers a mixed bag. They contain lots of good stuff. Like what? How about the nutrient choline, which builds cell membranes and support signally molecules for the brain? Then there is protein and Vitamin B12. Don’t forget that eggs can also help maintain eyesight thanks to holding lots of Vitamin A as well as reducing inflammation. Unfortunately, there is a downside to eggs and WellWell has identified what’s included in the drawbacks.

 

The Slate

Diabetes

Eating a diet high in fat can undermines insulin resistance. Some studies underscore the point that people who consume lots of eggs increase their risk for diabetes by between 39 and 68 percent.

Cholesterol

There are those who maintain eating eggs does not raise an individual’s cholesterol. That’s unlikely as one egg contains almost 200 milligrams of cholesterol and independent research has shown that the risk of death increases 24 percent for some individuals for every 300 mg of dietary cholesterol consumed daily.

Heart Disease

A higher the consumption of dietary cholesterol (think eggs), corresponds to a higher incidence of cardiovascular disease, which includes heart disease and stroke. This relationship results in one of the highest causes of death among U.S. adults.

High In Fat

Eggs are loaded with heart-hurting saturated fat, which heightens the risk of cardiovascular disease. In fact, a large egg contains 1.6 grams of saturated fat. There’s good news on the egg front though. The same egg also contains 2.7 grams of healthy fats and monounsaturated and polyunsaturated fatty acids (including omega 3’s).

 

Eyes Up

What’s your take on eggs? Let us know at info@wellwellusa.com.

 

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