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The Poor Misunderstood Egg (health)

by AC @, Tuesday, March 23, 2010, 10:17 @ AC
edited by AC, Wednesday, May 19, 2010, 13:51

First off, cholesterol is essential to your health. Don't get me wrong, you do have to pay attention to your cholesterol numbers. Studies have proven that cholesterol levels rose in proportion to the saturated-fat content of the diet. Other studies show high cholesterol runs in familes. Those processed meats (like sausage & hot dogs with high fat & salt content) and french fries can kill you. But whether or not eating eggs is a main "culprit" in producing cholesterol is very questionable because their is a very, very small amount of saturated fat in an egg. The fat in the egg yolk is mostly monounsaturated fat, the same kind found in olive oil. There is only 1.6 grams of saturated fat in a large egg.

According to some research, scrambled eggs & omelets may be the only way of cooking eggs that may be bad for you. That's because you break the yoke and allow it in a short time to oxidize via heat and air. You may want to switch to sunny-side up, poached, or even fried, with a small amount of healthy oil sprayed on the pan, or with olive oil.

The first hint that cholesterol was related to atherosclerosis goes back to 1910, when the German chemist Adolph Windaus reported that atherosclerotic plaques from aortas of human subjects contained 20 to 26 fold higher concentrations of cholesterol than did normal aortas.

The notion that eggs cause cholesterol goes back to research by a Russian pathologist named Nikolai Anitschov in 1913. He fed cholesterol to rabbits who then developed which produced marked hypercholesterolemia and severe atherosclerosis of the aorta. Never mind that rabbits never ate cholesterol because they are vegetarians. About 50 years later scientists tried to duplicate Anitschov's research with one difference. They didn't allow the cholesterol to lie about in the air as Anitchov did - where it quickly oxidized. That study could not reproduce Anitchov's study. Their rabbits did not develop coronary disease, and their arteries remained quite clear. But this stuff doesn't get out in the newspapers, because big drug companies make billions on selling cholesterol drugs.

The Poor Misunderstood Egg
Posted on Mar 22nd 2010 by Jonny Bowden
Filed Under: Jonny's Take, Diet & Weight Loss


Let me be perfectly clear: Eggs are one of the most perfect foods on the planet.

And -- wait for it -- that includes the yolk.

Yup, the yolk -- that poor, misunderstood, but essential component of the egg that too often gets thrown out in a misguided attempt to avoid cholesterol and fat. So let's clear a few things up about eggs, cholesterol, fat and health.

Number One: The cholesterol in eggs has virtually no effect on the cholesterol in your blood.

Number Two: The fat in the egg yolk is mostly monounsaturated fat, the same kind found in olive oil. Yes, you heard that right. Of the 5.3 grams of total fat in one large egg, only 1.6 grams are saturated.

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