Good news for Eggs Lovers

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Wow don’t those eggs look good!

Eggs: No Longer A Forbidden Food

Remember the days when you could enjoy your eggs sunny side up or in a nice fluffy omelet without worrying about your heart and nasty gobs of cholesterol clogging your arteries?

What happened to those days?

Let me tell you a little story…

It all starts back in the early 70’s when leisure suits and wood paneling were in fashion… it’s also when the whole connection between cholesterol and heart health all began.

Sometime around 1972, the American Heart Association issued a report that stated that you should limit the amount of eggs you eat so you can reduce cholesterol intake.

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All of a sudden…practically overnight… the poor little egg got a bad rap and became labeled the “forbidden food” of our time.

As a result, for years we were told by so-called “health experts” that we should eat no more than three per week or any at all!

The egg became Public Enemy #1 … especially those evil little yolks…they were the “brains” behind the egg’s artery invasion.

So then the egg white omelet was born.

Truth be told… the thought process behind the whole theory was sound…

These “experts” thought that because eggs have cholesterol in them (especially in those nasty little yolks) so common sense says that they must raise cholesterol levels in our blood.

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Right?

Wrong!

But studies now show that this theory is seriously flawed.

For example, the Framingham Heart Study found that egg consumption was unrelated to blood cholesterol levels or heart conditions.

[i].. and that includes the yolks.
In another 14-year study… 117,000 nurses and health professionals found that there was no difference in the risk for coronary heart problems between those who ate less than one egg per week and those who ate more than one egg per day..

[ii] So forget what you used to hear about our buddy the egg… because once you set aside the “Egg Myth”… you’ll see just how healthy and nutritious they really are.

Eggs are a great source of protein, providing 5.5 grams of protein per egg and only about 70 calories.

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They are also the most complete source of protein…that means they have all the nine essential amino acids that your body needs… and amino acids are the “building blocks” of muscle and other tissues in the body!

Eggs are also chock – full of vitamins, such as: A, B, C, D, E and K; as well as minerals (iron, zinc, selenium), as well as antioxidants lutein and zeaxanthin.

And just look what these little guys do…

Protects Eyesight: Lutein and zeaxanthin, two antioxidants found in egg yolks, help prevent age-related eye problems.

Even better research shows that the lutein from eggs is more easily absorbable by your body than lutein from other food sources.

Regulates the Brain and Nervous System: Egg yolks are the richest source of choline, a member of the vitamin B family, you can get.

It supports your brain and nervous system function by maintaining the structure of brain cells, and is a key component of the neuro-transmitter acetylcholine that helps relay messages from the brain and through nerves to the muscles.

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Promotes healthy pregnancy: Choline is also an essential nutrient that contributes to fetal brain development. Two eggs provide about 250 milligrams of choline, or about half of the recommended daily intake for pregnant or breastfeeding women.

Protects Heart Health: Since choline is one of the B vitamins (including B-12), it works as a powerful antioxidant, converting homocysteine…. a substance that can cause damage to your blood vessels…into harmless molecules.

What’s more… eggs are a good source of omega-3s. And omega 3’s live up to their hype, as multiple studies show that omega-3s lower your risk of developing heart problems.

Promotes weight Loss: The high-quality protein in eggs helps keep you feeling fuller longer. In fact, during research people reported feeling less hungry and reduced their caloric intake after eating eggs.

Builds muscle strength: Research shows that high-quality protein like=20 eggs can help active adults build muscle strength and help prevent muscle loss … and other studies show that choline found in eggs may even help prevent muscle damage.

Strengthens Bones: Ordinarily vitamin D is produced by your skin in response to exposure to sunlight. But eggs are one of the few foods that offer vitamin D radiation free.

Vitamin D’s main job is to strengthen your bones by raising calcium absorption.

But it does a lot more than that…
It also helps boost your immune system, regulate your blood pressure, and regulate cell growth.

So you see, those days of enjoying eggs are not gone at all.

So don’t be afraid to crack open some incredible edibles!

But before you set down to your sunny side up smorgasbord, there are just a few things you need to consider…

Not all eggs are the same.

You might want to try organic, free-range eggs.

Yes… they are a little more expensive…but these eggs that come from cage free chickens tend to produce eggs that are higher in protein and vitamins.

And with organic you can rest assured that harmful hormones don’t end up in your morning omelet.

Two reasons that make the extra money worth it!

Here are also some tips for maintaining the freshness of your eggs..

[iii] Store them in the refrigerator where they can stay up to a month.

· Don’t wash them because it can remove the protective coating
on them.

· Keep them in the original carton or a covered container so they don’t absorb the odors in your fridge or lose any of their moisture.

· I know many people like to store them on the fridge door, but that’s not a good idea. Each time the door is opened and closed the eggs are exposed to too much heat. Keep them on the shelve in a covered container.

· Store them with their pointed edge facing downward to prevent the air chamber and the yolk from shifting.

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From: Goh KK

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15 Responses to Good news for Eggs Lovers

  1. agongkia says:

    Thanks for sharing the knowledge.
    To a suakoo like me, eggs are eggs,organic or not.I have eggs almost every day,sometimes consume directly without cooking.My breakfast for this morning : 2 eggs(2 X 15cents)
    Hot plain water(free from office dispenser)
    Total:30 cents for breakfast.
    I prefer to drink fresh from the egg,immediately out from the chicken backside when I have a chance to visit a chicken farm.I dun think anyone will feel comfortable consuming egg without cooking and pour directly into the mouth nowadays.

  2. patriot says:

    One of the best food, taste nice, nutritious
    and if consumed the way Agongkia does, it is
    known to be as good as aphrodisiac.

    patriot

    • But agongkia eats it fresh without boiling or cooking. I only know that in Indonesia, they do that with an unhatched egg meaning there is an unborn chicken fetus inside the egg. They call it “Jammu” or something. Easily available in the market. Now that’s what I call “aphrodisiac!” Give a try. It’s better than the blue pill. It’s organic.

  3. patriot says:

    From the way Agongkia described, he did not seem
    to eat, he either swallow or drink the eggs. By the way,
    eggs with foetuses in them are consumed in many South
    East Asian countries. Yes, some claim that they are better
    than Viagra.

    Organic? Maybe half so la, maybe orgastic or ‘orgasmic’..

    patriot

  4. agongkia says:

    Wow patriot,you guys knows a lot.
    Just a reminder for safety reason .I know of someone visiting a doctor because of eggs.Part of the egg shell was stuck on her throat .
    I miss those fresh eggs from the chicken farm .

    • agongkia says:

      Just to add,whether one eat,drink,fried or mix the egg,my teacher once told me,not to teach my grandmother how to suck egg.

  5. dotseng says:

    Every night I crack an egg into a warm glass of guineas stout stir it and drink it down. Next morning I am good to go.

    Have been doing this for over 10 years.

    Darkness 2012

    • Yes, I’ve heard of this ritual. Some of my frens do it. The raw smell of the egg can be quite awful.

      I would prefer to take a small teaspoon of raw honey before going to bed. I’ve started doing it after my colleague Train Officer Reeza mesmerized me with tons of benefits from consuming a good grade of pure honey. He lives in JB and sourced it from the wild flowers and bees in the jungle harvested twice a year thru his contacts. It’s $45 per litre! Many of my colleagues bought from him for many years. However, he is yet to convince me about goat milk which he is also selling. I would prefer camel milk if possible.

  6. alwi says:

    http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/uk_news

    northern_ireland/3513607.stm

    If you’re a grownup, you’re already developed, and you’re able to fight off some of the damaging effects of soy. Babies aren’t so fortunate. Research is now showing that when you feed your baby soy formula, you’re giving him or her the equivalent of five birth control pills a day. A baby’s endocrine system just can’t cope with that kind of massive assault, so some damage is inevitable. At the extreme, the damage can be fatal.

    Soy is feminizing, and commonly leads to a decrease in the size of the penis, sexual confusion and homosexuality. That’s why most of the medical (not socio-spiritual) blame for today’s rise in homosexuality must fall upon the rise in soy formula and other soy products. (Most babies are bottle-fed during some part of their infancy, and one-fourth of them are getting soy milk!) Homosexuals often argue that their homosexuality is inborn because “I can’t remember a time when I wasn’t homosexual.” No, homosexuality is always deviant. But now many of them can truthfully say that they can’t remember a time when excess estrogen wasn’t influencing them.

    Doctors used to hope soy would reduce hot flashes, prevent cancer and heart disease, and save millions in the Third World from starvation. That was before they knew much about long-term soy use. Now we know it’s a classic example of a cure that’s worse than the disease. For example, if your baby gets colic from cow’s milk, do you switch him to soy milk? Don’t even think about it. His phytoestrogen level will jump to 20 times normal. If he is a she, brace yourself for watching her reach menarche as young as seven, robbing her of years of childhood. If he is a boy, it’s far worse: He may not reach puberty till much later than normal.

    Research in 2000 showed that a soy-based diet at any age can lead to a weak thyroid, which commonly produces heart problems and excess fat. Could this explain the dramatic increase in obesity today?

    Recent research on rats shows testicular atrophy, infertility and uterus hypertrophy (enlargement). This helps explain the infertility epidemic and the sudden growth in fertility clinics. But alas, by the time a soy-damaged infant has grown to adulthood and wants to marry, it’s too late to get fixed by a fertility clinic.

    Worse, there’s now scientific evidence that estrogen ingredients in soy products may be boosting the rapidly rising incidence of leukemia in children. In the latest year we have numbers for, new cases in the U.S. jumped 27 percent. In one year!

    There’s also a serious connection between soy and cancer in adults – especially breast cancer. That’s why the governments of Israel, the UK, France and New Zealand are already cracking down hard on soy.

    In sad contrast, 60 percent of the refined foods in U.S. supermarkets now contain soy. Worse, soy use may double in the next few years because (last I heard) the out-of-touch medicrats in the FDA hierarchy are considering allowing manufacturers of cereal, energy bars, fake milk, fake yogurt, etc., to claim that “soy prevents cancer.” It doesn’t.

    P.S.: Soy sauce is fine. Unlike soy milk, it’s perfectly safe because it’s fermented, which changes its molecular structure. Miso, natto and tempeh are also OK, but avoid tofu. 

     

  7. Roaring Lion says:

    My breakfast craving such as the omelette, roti prata, chai tao kway and the list can go on… Eggs are just so important in our food culture.

  8. Anonymous says:

    Dear Gintai,
    Please help advise who is Goh KK.
    Thanks

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