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October 30, 2006

Eggs Are Good for More Than Silly Cliches

By Sara
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SMART FUEL

People like to use eggs in words like eggscellent, eggxactly and eggstatic.

Poor eggs. I recommend using them in your meals instead – and think beyond breakfast on occasion. Eggs are slowly regaining favor after their Humpty-Dumpty fall during the whole cholesterol paranoia of the 1960s, 70s and 80s.

We know that they contain valuable protein, vitamins and minerals: stress-busting selenium, antioxidant E, and eye-healthy lutein among them.

Because I am an egghead (sorry), I’m proud to bring you the latest findings from a study Mark pointed out to the Bees in the Journal of Nutrition. In a study that was randomized (good), controlled (great), and cross-sectional (nice), scientists found that a daily egg gave people’s eyes a boost with lutein and zeaxanthin (an antioxidant from the carotenoid family) and didn’t raise their serum cholesterol. Not that we worry too much about cholesterol anyway. That’s right – we don’t lose sleep over cholesterol! Just one of the many MDA ongoing health debates you might want to check out in the forum.

Whip yourself into shape!

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So scramble, Apples!

[tags] lutein, zeaxanthin, carotenoids, antioxidant, cholesterol, egg, protein, selenium, vitamin E, Journal of Nutrition, nutrition study [/tags]

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Mark,

Good One!

I Love Eggs, I think they’re GREAT! 😉
Especially the Omega 3 variety…
Studies on folks who had as much as 20 eggs per day for prolonged periods showed no (NONE) elevated LDL Colesterol levels at all!

It’s good stuff!

Mark

Nicole
4 years 4 months ago

That’s good to know because I consume seven omega 3 eggs on most day; a four-egg omelette for my breakfast and three hard-boiled eggs in my lunch.

Primal Toad
5 years 3 months ago

Eggs… its whats for breakfast, lunch and dinner!

Ok, not really but sometimes! I enjoy eggs at any point during the day and LOVE them raw in my smoothies!

The egg really is incredible.

Sarah
4 years 8 months ago

I can’t believe I only started eating eggs last year!!!! Now they are a daily staple. Good to know they help your eyes too seeing as my sight has always been less than perfect (to say the least haha)

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3 years 11 months ago

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Matt
Matt
3 years 3 months ago

I love eggs. I have added 3 hard boiled eggs to my daily routine and my blood work is phenomenal.

Levi
Levi
3 years 1 month ago

I eat up to 12 eggs a day. Results good or bad yet to be determined :).

Twyla
Twyla
2 years 5 months ago

I absolutely love scrambled eggs but I wish someone with authority could tell me that there is as much lutein and zeaxanthin in scrambled eggs as in ‘over easy’ eggs. I have read that to get the maximum lutein and zeaxanthin, they have to be eaten with a soft yolk. Does anybody out there know the difference in the amounts of these minerals in the same amounts of scrambled eggs and ‘over easy’ eggs?

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