When I was younger my dad would make me drink a raw egg before a track meet or soccer game to give me energy and strength. Although this may be a strange thing to do today it was something that athletes did often. However, very early research started to show that cholesterol caused heart disease, with follow-up research indicating that saturated fats was a contributor as well. These studies contained many flaws and could never really prove that cholesterol and saturated fats caused heart disease, but the fear mongering had already begun and people ran with it. Fortunately, recent research has proven that saturated fat is not associated with an increased risk of coronary heart disease, stroke or coronary vascular disease. It has taken many years, but people are finally starting to welcome back the foods that were once considered evil.
Eggs have been given a pretty bad reputation in the past, but avoiding eggs causes you to miss out on important vitamins and nutrients. Many people still fall for the egg white craze with boxed egg whites in grocery stores and egg white omelets on almost every breakfast menu. But, in fact, egg whites only contain water and the main proteins, while the yolk holds all those great nutrients. Yes, the yolk contains the saturated fat, cholesterol, and about 80% of the calories of the whole egg, but it also contains vitamins A, D, E, and K, calcium, iron, phosphorus, and so much more. Whole eggs improve vision, skin, the immune system, bone strength, and blood formation. Research shows that eating 1 or 2 whole eggs a day do not contribute to increased cholesterol levels. Yes, 1 egg contain about 80 calories, but so does 1 timbit, and that egg is a lot more beneficial for you. So, if you are counting your calories eating 1 egg will not harm your health, but those processed diet foods will.
Eat real, healthy food!