Why eggs remain one of the most controversial foods is utterly beyond me.
I understand where everyone got the false assumption. For years, we operated under the myth that dietary cholesterol is dangerous. And that, as a high-cholesterol food, eggs must be too.
But now, even the backward-thinking government “experts” have come around to the fact that there’s no real reason to limit dietary cholesterol. (Not that their guidelines are even worth the paper they’re written on…)
Eggs are clearly packed with so much good nutrition. And even if the government never ended up changing their tune, you’d really think anyone would be able to see that their benefits outweigh any unfounded concerns their cholesterol might carry. And yet, patients still come into my office with questions about eggs.
That’s why I’m so eager to share yet another study that puts this diet myth in the garbage, where it belongs…
Blood samples tell a bigger story
This latest study is brought to you by the same Finnish researchers behind the Kuopio Ischaemic Heart Disease Risk Factor Study that I shared with you a few years back.
To recap: That study examined the eating habits of over 2,000 men between the ages of 42 and 60, and found a clear connection between egg consumption and lower blood sugar levels. In fact, men who ate approximately four eggs per week had a 38 percent lower risk of type 2 diabetes than those who only ate one egg per week.
Meanwhile, the goal of this most recent study was to pinpoint the exact mechanisms by which eggs deliver this extraordinary benefit. And wouldn’t you know? It seems that eating one egg every day is associated with the same kind of blood metabolite profile related to a lower risk of type 2 diabetes.
In order to come to this conclusion, researches analyzed more than 200 blood samples from the same pool of subjects. And they found that men who ate more eggs had greater amounts of certain lipid molecules in their blood. And this blood profile looked an awful lot like samples that came from men who were never diagnosed with diabetes.
But that’s not all. They also pinpointed a number of blood compounds that correlated with a higher risk of diabetes. Among them, the amino acid tyrosine — which is a good reminder that the amino acid content of your diet is vitally important.
Amino acids are so essential to your health, I decided to make them the main focus of my latest book — The A-List Diet. (In case you were wondering, “A” stands for amino acids.)
So keep eating eggs to your heart’s (very literal) content.
Healthy eggs come from happy chickens
I don’t know how many times I have to outline the ridiculousness of not eating eggs — and repeat how the dangers of high cholesterol are a myth — before the world will finally believe me.
And yes, I realize that you get it. But who knows how long until the morons in charge finally learn what we already know: That eggs are possibly the healthiest food there is!
With a small caveat, of course. It’s always better to buy eggs from pastured hens that have not been fed grains of any kind. Because chickens are supposed to eat bugs and worms — not corn (which can contain dangerous pesticide residue).
Plus, eggs from free-range chickens contain a 1:1 balance of anti-inflammatory omega-3 fatty acids to pro-inflammatory omega-6s. Whereas a commercially raised egg delivers up to a 19:1 ratio of “bad” omega-6s to “good” omega-3s. You do the math. And then decide if it’s eggs themselves that are somehow flawed… Or if the difference lies in how we treat the chickens that lay the eggs.
As a doctor and a nutrition expert, I know where I stand.
P.S. In addition to eating eggs, my Metabolic Repair Protocol contains countless dietary, lifestyle, and supplementation recommendations to prevent and reverse type 2 diabetes, prediabetes, and metabolic syndrome — without drugs. Click here to learn more or enroll up today.
“Egg metabolites in blood related to lower risk of type 2 diabetes.” ScienceDaily, 01/03/2019. (sciencedaily.com/releases/2019/01/190103110741.htm)