Eggs

Article by Angela Haldane

Q. EGGS – one a day is now okay... and if you have heart disease... it's 4 per week


A. Eggs have been under a lot of scrutiny ever since there has been a concern over cholesterol. However, under normal circumstances eating one egg per day does not increase the risk of cardiovascular disease or stroke according to a study funded by the National Institute of Health (USA). Whittaker, J. Research roundup: eggs/cholesterol. Health & Healing. 9(10):5, 1999.
Two large eggs contain about 10g of fat (unsaturated) and more than 500mg of cholesterol, which is a little higher than our suggested daily intake of cholesterol. Further research shows that the regular use of eggs alone, when not associated with a high fat diet, does not raise the serum cholesterol. It is really the total fat we eat in our diet that influences cholesterol more. Eating eggs in place of fatty meats- bacon and sausage, would make a good choice.
Eggs are low in calories and are a good source of complete protein, vitamins and minerals. Good sources of vitamin A and D are found in eggs. This can be a useful source when a person has a low intake of dairy products and they make a good replacement for cheese.
I recommend the organic, free range eggs where the chickens have been free to roam and are fed on non-chemical food…how nature intended!