Eggs are some of the most nutritious foods. It contains all nine essential amino acids that are the building blocks of protein.
However, they have developed a rather bad reputation because their yolks are high in cholesterol.
Most people view cholesterol as negative. This is because majority of studies have linked high levels of cholesterol with early death and heart disease.
The truth, however, is that cholesterol plays a huge role in your body. It’s a structural element that is important to all cell membranes.
Aside from cholesterol, they also offer other benefits:
- They’re high in antioxidants that reduce the risk of eye diseases like macular degeneration and cataracts (lutein and zeaxanthin).
- They’re high in a nutrient that plays an essential role in all cells (choline).
- They’re help improve muscle mass and bone health (animal protein).
- Studies show that eggs increase feelings of fullness and help you lose weight.
As of now, there have been not enough studies on how many eggs are too much for one person.
To find out what your limit is, it’s best to get a professional’s opinion on the matter.
Vijay Patel, MD is an internal medicine doctor in Matawan, New Jersey, and is ready to assist you and your family with whatever you need.