Health & Fitness

Importance of eggs for our health


Eggs are one of the healthiest foods. However, sometimes some people suffer from egg yolk due to high cholesterol in the yolk. The cholesterol in egg yolks is not so dangerous because the less fat you eat, the less fat your body produces. That is why eggs do not significantly increase cholesterol levels. Today’s article highlights how many eggs are safe for the human body to use daily.

Human body and cholesterol levels

In general, most people consider cholesterol to be harmful to health. This is probably due to some studies, in which the excess cholesterol in the body has been found to cause heart disease and early death, but so far there is insufficient evidence in this regard. Cholesterol is of two types, low density lipoprotein (LDL) and high density lipoprotein (HDL). Good cholesterol is called HDL and bad is called LDL.

The good thing is to strengthen the cells of the body and prevent the attacks of LDL, while the bad thing is to always try not to do anything. Cholesterol is actually a structural molecule, which is essential for every cell membrane. That is why cholesterol in the human body performs many important functions. Cholesterol also helps in the production of steroid hormones such as testosterone, estrogen and cortisol.

Opinions of medical experts

According to medical experts, cholesterol is actually associated with fat in the blood and protects us. This is why most people consider cholesterol to be a fatty substance. However, cholesterol cannot be called fat, because it does not produce energy whereas fat produces energy.

Given the importance of cholesterol, there are a wide range of ways to make cholesterol in the human body, because getting cholesterol from diet alone is not the only option. The liver itself produces essential cholesterol for the human body, so when a person starts consuming a lot of cholesterol-containing foods, the liver reduces the production of cholesterol due to high cholesterol levels. This is a small change in the total amount of cholesterol in the body. Medical experts warn that if the level of cholesterol in the blood is high, people should avoid eating foods that contain cholesterol, because in this case, there is a risk of an increase in cholesterol levels.

Eat eggs including yolks

People are generally advised to avoid using large quantities of eggs or at least limit the use of egg yolks. A medium-sized egg contains 186 milligrams of cholesterol, which is 62% of the daily requirement (RDI) recommended by medical experts. It is usually recommended to eat 2 to 6 yolks a week. One study examined the effects of eggs on cholesterol levels. The study participants were divided into two groups, one group was fed 2 to 3 whole eggs on a daily basis while the other group was fed other foods as an alternative to eggs. Research has shown that;

* Participants in both groups had good cholesterol (HDL) levels.

* Bad cholesterol (LDL) levels usually do not change but sometimes they appear to be rising.

* Eggs containing omega-3 fatty acids lower blood triglycerides, which is a sign of danger.

٭ Significant increase in blood levels of carotenoid antioxidants such as lutein and xanthan.

The researchers therefore concluded that the use of whole eggs reacted differently to each individual because 70% of people did not experience any change in bad cholesterol levels due to the use of eggs, while 30% observed hyperresponsiveness. Although the use of a small number of eggs in some people can raise cholesterol levels, it converts bad cholesterol into smaller particles. People with high HDL cholesterol have a lower risk of heart disease. Through this research, experts agree that it is perfectly safe for healthy people to use 2 to 3 eggs a day.

How many are harmful?

In a study of egg use, participants were not fed more than 3 eggs, so the use of more eggs could have detrimental effects on health. It is also worth noting that not all eggs are the same because the eggs sold in the markets are for chickens reared in most of the factories which are fed grain based feed.

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