You've heard about an apple a day being good for you, but what about an egg a day?
Some dudes in Finland ate an egg a day and were less likely to develop diabetes than some other dudes who ate fewer eggs. The researchers found this to be true for high egg intake - one a day - compared to lower egg intake - about one a week. The researchers admit it’s not enough to draw direct causal conclusions yet, but it is enough for them to consider the role of certain egg-related compounds in the development of type 2 diabetes.
Their findings suggest that, for most people, up to an egg a day can fit into a healthy diet and lifestyle. In fact, one doctor suggested that if you’re trying to decide between the egg or the donut, definitely grab an egg.
If you’ve been reluctant to include many eggs in your diet, it’s high time to rethink their place on your plate. It’s been three years since the latest research overturned decades of bad press for those little yolky orbs. The alarming cholesterol warnings seemed warranted in the 80s and 90s, but researchers now know that the dietary cholesterol from eggs won’t raise your blood cholesterol level.
Not only are eggs not negatively affecting heart health, they’re actually improving it. Those egg-a-day folks showed a lower risk of developing heart disease.
So get crack-a-lackin on those flaky shells because hidden inside is a trove of nutritional benefit. Vitamin E, folate, protein, and choline are just a taste of the benefits. At less than 75 calories per large egg, just one or two makes a filling, satisfying meal or snack. Breakfast, lunch, dinner, salad toppings, appetizers, or pre- and post-workout snacks, there’s never a bad time to have an egg.