An apple a day is great for your health. But today, I’ve got an even better food solution to UPGRADE your plans to keep the doctor away. And this one could send your risk for heart disease plummeting.
It’s slightly smaller than an apple. Much more versatile. It’s always in season. And it’s gotten some undeserved bad press in the past.
If you love eggs, my friend, it’s time to come out of your shell. Despite years of slander because of their fat and cholesterol content, new research finds eating eggs may PROTECT you from the nation’s number one killer.
Yes, despite what you might have heard in the past, the truth is eggs could contribute to a longer and healthier life.
So quit denying those cravings. Grab an egg, flip on a burner, and scramble, boil, or fry yourself a delicious, nutritious egg to munch on.
Then let me deliver the breakfast reading you’ve been waiting for.
Flip the script on EGGS and HEART DISEASE
Just a few short years ago, it felt like you had to walk on eggshells to even mention liking them. Eggs were evil. And if you were caught eating one, a lecture on how bad they were for you would often follow.
Unless you were already a Healthier Talk reader, you might have even bought into that tired old thinking about them contributing to heart disease. And if so, it’s time to restore eggs to their rightful place of honor on your breakfast (lunch and dinner) table.
Because new research confirms what I’ve been preaching all along. Eggs are a nearly perfect food. In fact, eating them several times a week could even help PROTECT you from America’s leading cause of death… heart disease.
According to researchers, three to six eggs a week is linked to significantly LOWER risk of cardiovascular disease. But the study didn’t stop there. It uncovered an even more important benefit.
Shunning eggs doesn’t lead to better health
Experts say embracing eggs again may reduce your risk of death from all causes, too. Plus, the study finds people who DON’T eat this breakfast favorite may face the opposite scenario.
Eating less than one egg a week was associated with an increase of…
- heart disease by 22 percent
- death from any cause by 29 percent
Eating more than 10 a week also increased the risk. However, that might be a bit of a fluke find since very few people in the study actually ate that many eggs.
These findings don’t mean you should force yourself to eat eggs if you’re not already a fan, of course. But they do give us egg lovers the ammunition we need if someone tries to shame us for eating them.
Add more candles to your birthday cake
This study adds to a growing stack of pro-egg research. Along with potentially protecting against heart disease and death, other studies have found that eating an egg a day could…
- cut the risk of stroke
- give you the dietary choline needed for brain protection
- provide protein to keep your aging muscles strong
A regular egg habit could even help your waistline. Eggs contain an excellent balance of fats and proteins, which help you feel fuller longer, so you don’t overeat.
In other words, eating eggs could help add years to your life. So I don’t know about you, but I’ve got tomorrow’s (heart-disease fighting) breakfast all figured out.