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Foods to Stop Avoiding: Eggs

Just like anything else, foods can get a bad reputation. The thing about reputations is that they can be repaired and scientists are working round the clock to make sure we're not skipping out on foods just because we've heard, through the grapevine, that they're bad. Mushrooms, avocados, peanuts, eggs, and coffee top the list of the top foods with the worst reputations that you should stop avoiding.

Here are highlights on why you should stop avoiding eggs:

  • Eggs
    Misconception: Eggs are high in dietary cholesterol, so they don't have a place in my heart-healthy diet.

    Why they're good for you: Eggs contain a variety of substances that appear to promote good health. Choline, a nutrient that is critical to brain function, is one example. Eggs, it seems, are one of the richest food sources of choline. Scientists at the University of North Carolina found adding choline to the diets of pregnant animals improves memory performance in their offspring. It may seem like a leap to apply this finding to people, but researchers are already encouraging pregnant women to eat eggs and other choline-rich foods (such as beef liver) during pregnancy.


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pebby01 pebby01 9 years
is this information about the egg whites, or does it include the yolks?
hollister-chick hollister-chick 9 years
eggs are gross!
rosey_y rosey_y 9 years
I just wanted to say thanks Fit, for the "Foods to Stop Avoiding" series! It's good to see these nutritious foods get some recognition. :D
Knight-Who-Says-Ni Knight-Who-Says-Ni 9 years
Barf. I hate eggs.
EllaBella EllaBella 9 years
I don't avoid them but I definitely cut out some egg yolks in my omelettes. My favourite ratio is 1 egg yolk for 3 egg whites, it is light and protein rich without all the fat you would get with 3 egg yolks. But anyway I don't like eggs that much, I usually eat some as a quick protein fix once in a while but I don't like them that much...
PJ-PJ-PJ PJ-PJ-PJ 9 years
My BIL has been on one of those high protein diets (South Beach) for about 3 months now. He has been eating eggs almost every day. He just went to the doctor & his cholesterol was normal. It was previously high but, he also stopped taking the meds for it, when he started the diet. He had a high sugar & fat filled diet before. His doctor was irritated that he had stopped taking the cholesterol meds, but it turned out ok in the end. I would never recommend that anyone do that, though, with out first talking to the doc. You just never know what kind of effect quitting a med, cold turkey, will have on you. The eggs did not effect his cholesterol, though. So, now, I'm back to eating eggs, instead of Egg Beaters.
valepere valepere 9 years
My favourite breakfast: omelette with mushrooms and some cheese! :) I'm not getting anywhere near to avoiding them any time soon!
aimeeb aimeeb 9 years
No one could come between me and my love for eggs. :)
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