A new study has good news for egg lovers according to which, eggs' cholesterol neither hurts the heart nor puts your health at risk.
Eating them every day was considered unhealthy due to its cholesterol levels that were regarded dangerous for the heart. The research involved a 20-year study of the dietary habits of 1,000 middle aged men showing that people do not have anything to fear about eggs when it comes to its cholesterol.
It is a known fact to many that dietary cholesterol intake has quite a modest impact on blood cholesterol levels, and cholesterol or egg intakes have not been associated with a higher risk of heart disease in most studies. It also speaks of the assumption that people with the APOE4
gene are more affected by its cholesterol.While the intake has a greater impact on blood cholesterol levels among those with APOE4
(major known genetic risk factor for Alzheimer's disease), the study found no trace of that amongst them, too.
Having it in moderation comes with plenty of health benefits, indeed. It contains Vitamin A, Folate
, Vitamins B5, B12, B2, Phosphorus, Selenium, Vitamins D, E, K, B6, Calcium and Zinc. Likewise, its cholesterol provides some of the best sources of protein, which is essential for strong bones and muscles.
Source : timesofindia.indiatimes.com