Tuesday, July 30, 2019

Nutritionist Explains Truth Behind Study Of Eggs Bad Effects

A recently-released study surprised the public with its findings that high consumption of eggs could contribute to increased risk of heart disease and death. This led some health experts to question the true effects of diets with eggs. 
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Earlier studies suggested adding eggs to your daily diet could help promote better health. It can be because of the number of essential vitamins, minerals and high-quality proteineggs offer. 
However, eggs are also known for the extra cholesterol. The scientific community has been changing how it looks at eggs as a healthy or unhealthy food.
It was just in 2016, when the Dietary Guidelines for Americans decided to remove cholesterol from its list of potentially harmful nutrients. The decision comes after a number of studies provided evidence that dietary cholesterol has no link with heart disease.
Dietary experiments showed that the people who consumed diets high in cholesterol did experience any increase in heart disease risk. The update to the Dietary Guidelines for Americans helped promote consumption of eggs. 
The latest study that highlighted the bad effects of eggs came as a surprise for many people. It provides information contradicting previous efforts that showed the health benefits of the food and its effects on the heart. 
But the study appeared with several issues, according to Monica Reinagel, a licensed nutritionist and founder of Nutrition Diva. She said one of the main concerns against its findings is that it did not actually focused on eggs. 
The study examined the effects of cholesterol. In addition, despite saying the food could increase heart disease and death risks, researchers found only a small increase. 
Only 18 percent of people who ate eggs during the study developed heart disease. Meanwhile, 21 percent had the same condition after high intake of cholesterol.
Researchers said the heart disease risk due to low cholesterol diet falls under one in five, while a high cholesterol diet increases the risk to just over one in five.
“But the association between egg consumption and heart disease disappeared when they adjusted for cholesterol consumption,” Reinagel said. “It wasn’t eggs per se that was increasing the risk, it was the cholesterol.”
She noted eggs contribute small amounts of cholesterol. High amounts commonly comes from meat, poultry, fish and dairy products. The study also did not detail external factors that potentially increased the risk of people eating eggs, such as smoking, diabetes and poor diet. 
Another concern raised by Reinagel is that the latest egg study followed participants from 10 to 30 years but only asked them about their diets once. 
“The researchers only asked the subjects about their typical dietary patterns once,” she said. But the team “assumed that people continued to eat the same way the whole time.” 
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a bowl of oranges: Beyond easily upping your daily protein count—each 85-calorie egg packs a solid 7 grams of the muscle-builder—eggs also improve your health. They’re loaded with amino acids, antioxidants, and healthy fats. Don’t just reach for the whites, though; the yolks boast a fat-fighting nutrient called choline, so opting for whole eggs can actually help you trim down.When you’re shopping for eggs, pay attention to the labels. You should opt for organic, when possible. These are certified by the USDA and are free from antibiotics, vaccines and hormones. As for color, that’s your call. The difference in color just varies based on the type of chicken—they both have the same nutritional value, says Molly Morgan, RD, CDN, CSSD a board-certified sports specialist dietitian based in upstate New York.Below, we’ve rounded up the 17 incredible benefits of eating eggs every day. And speaking of foods you should eat every day, consider adding some of these The 100 Healthiest Foods on the Planet to your shopping list, as well.

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