Initially thought to contain dangerous levels of cholesterol or salmonella, a recent study has confirmed that eggs are in fact extremely beneficial as part of a healthy diet.
A study published in the Journal of the American College of Nutrition found that eating one egg a day had no correlation with coronary heart disease. Furthermore, those who ate an egg daily actually saw a 12 per cent decrease in the risk of stroke.
Dr Dominik Alexander (PHD), the Principal Investigator behind the study concedes there needs to be more work done to understand the connection between egg consumption and stroke risk. However, he does point to the numerous health benefits contained in eggs as part of a theory, “Eggs do have many positive nutritional attributes, including antioxidants, which have been shown to reduce oxidative stress and inflammation. They are also an excellent source of protein, which has been related to lower blood pressure.”
One large egg boasts 6 grams of high-quality protein and antioxidants lutein and zeaxanthin, found within the egg yolk, as well as vitamins E, D, and A.
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