The humble egg is one of the most misunderstood of foods and we're here to set the record straight. Were you warned that eggs were a cholesterol risk and to keep your consumption in check? Yup, us too but you may be interested to hear that all the major heart and health organisations have lifted limits on recommended egg consumption as they've been proven to have no effect whatsoever on blood cholesterol. So eggs are safe but what else? Eggs are one of the only foods that contain naturally occurring vitamin D, they promote healthy hair and nails because of their high sulphur content and wide array of vitamins and minerals and they may prevent breast cancer. In one study, women who consumed at least 6 eggs per week lowered their risk of breast cancer by 44%. There's good new for dieters too. As eggs contain the best quality protein including all eight essential amino acids, numerous studies suggest that they can help cut calorie intake and prevent snacking by keeping hunger pangs at bay. So get cracking!
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