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Are Eggs Healthy?

We know that eggs are a great quick source of protein, but they're not so good if you're watching your cholesterol. Just how many eggs a week should you eat?


Eating one egg per day does not increase a healthy person's risk of heart disease or stroke, according to a study funded by the National Institutes of Health.

These findings don't apply to Type II diabetic individuals - Type II diabetics who eat at least 1 egg per day double their risk for heart disease compared with Type II diabetics consuming less than one egg per week.

So why isn't daily egg consumption harmful to the cardiovascular health of healthy adults? Despite their high cholesterol content, eggs contain substantial amounts of healthy nutrients. The small adverse affect of cholesterol in an egg is counterbalanced by the effects of other nutrients including antioxidants, folate, and other B vitamins.

Fit's Tips: The American Heart Association recommends no more than 300 mg a day of cholesterol - about the amount found in 1 egg, so try not to eat your egg with bacon, sausage and butter.

For fun, try a square egg - they're just as good as the round ones.

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