Why You Should Eat More Eggs

For more than three decades we have been warned against the dangers of eating eggs. Eggs were thought to hike up our cholesterol count, clog up our heart “pipes” and lead to heart disease and death.

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Times Magazine cover from 1984

Take a look at this historic Times Magazine cover from 1984 when the eggs were vilified and removed from our plates.

Then look at the cover of Times Magazine from 1999 (below) and see how public perception has shifted.

That new understanding came fifteen years ago! Yet, the myth goes on. Millions are still terrified of adding eggs to their diet.

In addition to be being heart healthy, eggs are now also considered a superfood. They are packed with many nutrients our bodies absolutely need.

For example, eggs are one of the best sources of omega-3 fatty acids. These have been shown to reduce the risk of heart disease, stroke, hypertension, depression, attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), and joint pain among others.

Some new research has shown that omega-3s can also boost our immune systems and can help protect us from other illnesses, including Alzheimer’s disease.

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Times Magazine cover from 1999

As new science has advanced, doctors now recommend eating eggs on a regular basis. In addition to omega-3 fatty acids, your morning omelet will provide you with:

Choline — found in the yolk, important for brain development and function.

Lutein and zeaxanthin — phytochemicals also found in the yolk. These can help prevent serious eye problems as we age, such as cataracts and macular degeneration.

Vitamin D — eggs are one of the best natural sources of Vitamin D. Furthermore, they are absorbed better by our bodies than any supplement you can buy. Not to mention, you’re getting about six grams of protein per egg.

It seems that we have come full circle with the egg. Once vilified, it has surfaced as a superfood that every healthy diet should include on a regular basis. Are you still afraid of eating it?

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Katie McCormack

Katie is a contributor for DailyHealthDigital® for all topics related to aging, well-being and health. Her interests lie in holistic and natural remedies. She is an avid reader and a yoga practitioner.