Nearly everyone around the world likes a healthy breakfast in the morning that consists of eggs, cooked in a various ways and maybe a side of crispy bacon. Eggs are widely used in cookery and can be cooked in so many different ways. Hundreds of recipes out there include eggs. If you are a fan of eggs you probably know that there are a lot of ways to cook them; from simply sunny side up and scrambled eggs together with your favorite veggies, to the beyond delicious eggs Benedict. Even though many people think that the high cholesterol in the egg yolk will affect their diet, eggs are one of the most nutritious foods in the globe. Egg yolks and whole eggs consist of significant amounts of protein and choline. They are classified as “superfood”, since they contain so many useful nutrients.
Researchers found that eggs are not only a great source of essential minerals and vitamins, they are also high in amino acids, that are useful in repairing tissue and building muscle mass.
AuthoristNutrition.com shared a video about how many eggs a human can healthily consume in a day. Maybe you are not crazy for eggs, but have you ever asked yourself how many eggs you can eat in a day? What would happen if, let say you eat three eggs every single day? According to some nutritionists, you should consume three whole eggs a day if you want to have balanced diet.
Joe Leech, a dietitian with an MSc in Nutrition explained that a lot of people limited the egg consumption for many years, believing that the high cholesterol in the egg yolk can affect their health. They believe that the cholesterol level in the blood will rise and it would lead to heart disease, which is not true.
Yes, it is true that eggs are high in cholesterol (one egg contains 212 mg) But, cholesterol is an important part of the cell membrane. However, the cholesterol in the diet doesn’t necessarily raise cholesterol in the blood. In fact, the liver produces large amounts of cholesterol every day. If we eat more eggs every day, the liver just produces less cholesterol instead.
This structural molecule is responsible for making testosterone, estrogen, and cortisol which contribute to the function of the human body.
So if we ate a large portion of eggs (say, three of them) it would even out with the liver to make sure the body gets the correct levels of cholesterol.
Anyways, the effects are different for each person. Most of the people consuming eggs experience mild alterations in cholesterol levels after consuming dietary foods with high cholesterol levels.
The government’s expert panel has disclosed that this is no longer a ‘nutrition of concern’ since the 2015-2020 Dietary Guidelines for Americans dropped the limit on dietary cholesterol.
You might have wondered, where is the limit? Joe explains that the studies have shown that its best to eat up to three whole eggs a day, but they lack information about what would happen if you consume more than that.
Leech explained that it is possible that it might affect your health.
Even though there are different types of eggs, the healthiest ones, which are rich in Omega 3 come from hens raised on a pasture.