Eggs: More Beneficial Nutrients than Cholesterol Fears

Eggs were once discouraged by American Heart Association (AHA) because of their cholesterol-rich yolk since 1970s. Since then, egg, the popular nutritional food in Chinese diet, was considered off the limits by many people, and on the black-list of healthy food.  Fortunately, clinical studies do not support this claim. In contrast, research results show that dietary cholesterol from eggs, shrimp and other animal foods only modestly affects blood cholesterol. A recent study even found that consuming an egg a day is not bad for heart for most people. Now eggs have off the condemning-list of the AHA. The beneficial nutrients in egg yolks such as protein, riboflavin, folate, vitamin D and B12 may counter the effects of cholesterol.

Our family love eggs, and often friends kindly remind us the high cholesterol level in eggs. Now we can finally tell them that eating eggs are good for your health. It is a better choice for your breakfast than a bowl of sugar cereal. Go eggs! GO!

Useful links:

New York Times articles about eggs

Health benefits of eggs for kids


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