Eating one egg a day will keep all your heart woes at bay

Published on: 6 March 2020, 10:18 am IST

A healthy heart means a healthy you. So, take care of it by including an egg in your diet.

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Eggs are a powerhouse of nutrients! Image courtesy: Shutterstock

Sunday ho ya Monday, roz kahao ande – We all have grown hearing this mantra. And why not, egg is one superfood which is power-packed with all the essential nutrients that are the building block of life.

From vitamin B12, biotin, iodine, selenium, choline, riboflavin, pantothenic acid to protein – an egg has everything in the store. 

But there is a flip side to it too. In case you overload your diet with eggs then there are chances that your cholesterol level might shoot up. Fortunately, if you keep the number of eggs in check then there is nothing to worry about.    

The study, published in the journal The BMJ, moderate consumption of eggs — up to one per day — is not associated with an increased risk of heart disease.

The scientists, including those from Harvard University in the US, used repeated measures of diet during up to 32 years of follow-up to gain a detailed picture of potentially influential lifestyle factors in the participants like red meat consumption.

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Poached eggs are a healthy option. Image courtesy: Shutterstock

Egg is one of the healthiest breakfast options
They also conducted the largest meta-analysis of this topic of 28 prospective cohort studies with up to 1.7 million participants.

“Recent studies reignited the debate on this controversial topic, but our study provides compelling evidence supporting the lack of an appreciable association between moderate egg consumption and cardiovascular disease,” said study co-author Jean-Philippe Drouin-Chartier from Laval University in Canada.

The study did not find any association between moderate egg consumption and the risk of CVD.

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While some evidence suggested that moderate egg consumption may be associated with lower CVD risk in Asian populations, the scientists believe this may be confounded by the overall dietary pattern.

Shilpa Bhupathiraju, study co-author from Harvard University, said that while moderate egg consumption can be part of a healthy eating pattern, it is not essential.

“There is a range of other foods that can be included in a healthy breakfast, such as whole-grain toast, plain yogurt, and fruits,” she said.

So, chillax and eat eggs. 

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