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Eggs Are Not Evil

A fried egg, sunny side up.

A fried egg, sunny side up. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

I have had to repeat myself over and over this week. Clients are concerned about cholesterol and believe they should not eat eggs. When I insist, they offer to eat egg whites. It makes my blood boil. Not because they are misinformed but because they are innocent brain washed victims.
Here’s a little “need to know”:
1. Only 15% of blood cholesterol comes from food. The rest is created by your liver. So, what you eat has less effect on cholesterol than liver production of cholesterol.
2. Cholesterol is made by your body because it is necessary for body functions. It is a precursor for hormones. It is involved in the digestive process and is involved with producing vitamin D, http://www.health.harvard.edu/newsweek/Understanding_Cholesterol.htm.
3. “Whole eggs are not evil!”, Valerie Berkowitz
4. Egg yolks contain many nutrients:
Omega-3 fatty acids (DHA), necessary for the brain and proper retinal function in the eye, and of course, let’s not forget lowering cholesterol
Omega-6 fatty acids (arachidonic acid), required for healthy skin, hair, libido, reproduction
Minerals: magnesium and calcium (shown to lower blood pressure) iron and copper
Vitamins: A, E, B6 and folate (lowers risk of stroke)
Choline: maintains healthy cell membranes, helps support memory and heart health by keeping homocysteine levels down. Oh and let’s not forget, works to transport cholesterol from the liver.
Selenium:a powerful antioxidant that supports the immune system, reproductive and thyroid health.
Lecithin: We use it as a supplement for our patients at The Center for Balanced Health,www.centerforbalancedhealth.com , to lower blood cholesterol. It is also important for proper brain function, oh and let’s not forget, ensures blood cholesterol flows instead of sticking to artery walls. 
Lutein and zeaxanthin: Are protectors against cancer and macular degeneration.
I hope this gives you a better understanding of cholesterol and eggs. Egg yolks are healthy because of all the nutrition it contains. Eat food the way mother nature intended. The whole egg and nothing but the whole egg.

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Valerie Goldstein

Valerie raises the bar for health and nutrition know how with unconventional expertise and unconditional support for wellness.

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