Information About Eggs & Heart Health
For years, eggs got a bad rap from most doctors and especially cardiologists. That’s because people had the notion that eggs contribute to the formation of LDL “bad” cholesterol—but that’s an unfounded myth.
The truth is that eggs are an excellent protein-rich choice for breakfast, or any meal of the day for that matter. They’re also an excellent mood-booster, containing all of the basic amino acids necessary to produce essential neurotransmitters, including serotonin.
Eggs are also rich in sulfur and magnesium, both good for your heart. They’re also one of the few dietary sources of choline which is vital for your circulatory and neurologic systems. Plus, some eggs are fortified with DHA, an essential fatty acid that helps neutralize the cholesterol in them.
In fact, you’re fine eating as many as six eggs per week as long as they come from free-range chickens raised on organic feed.
Here are several ways to enjoy them…
Now it’s your turn: What is your favorite way to eat eggs?
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