Are eggs good for you?

Are eggs good for you?

Egg being a very good source of inexpensive, high quality and highly packed with protein is truly a wholesome food. It is also rich in fats, Vitamin D, B6 and B12. While eggs being one of the most popular foods consumed world-wide, it also contributes to a higher risk of heart diseases.

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Cholesterol

The amount of cholesterol an egg contains is 186 mg. The recommended daily intake of dietary cholesterol for the average healthy person is about 300 milligrams per day with less than seven per cent of calories coming from saturated fat, according to the Heart and Stroke Foundation of Canada. There is debate over whether egg yolk presents a health risk. Some research suggests dietary cholesterol increases the ratio of total to HDL cholesterol and, therefore, adversely affects the body’s cholesterol profile;[54] whereas other studies show that moderate consumption of eggs, up to one a day, does not appear to increase heart disease risk in healthy individuals.

Researches also show that in order for cholesterol to be harmful, it needs to oxidize in our bodies. Eggs being high in antioxidants prove to prevent the cholesterol from oxidizing.

Type 2 diabetes

A few analyses have shown that there is a possible connection between eggs and type 2 diabetes. Studies have shown that eating four eggs per week was associated with a 29 percent increase in the relative risk of developing diabetes.

Cardiovascular risk

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Eggs are one of the largest sources of phosphatidylcholine (lecithin) in the human diet. A study published in the scientific journal, Nature, showed that dietary phosphatidylcholine is digested by bacteria in the gut and eventually converted into the compound TMAO, a compound linked with increased heart disease.

Contamination

A health issue associated with eggs is contamination by pathogenic bacteria, such as Salmonella enteritidis. Contamination of eggs with other members of the genus Salmonella while exiting a female bird via the cloaca may occur. Care must be taken to prevent the egg shell from becoming contaminated with fecal matter.

Allergy

Another drawback could be the fact that an egg is also an allergen.
One of the most common food allergies in infants is eggs. Infants usually have the opportunity to grow out of this allergy during childhood, if exposure is minimized. Allergic reactions against egg white are more common than reactions against egg yolks. In addition to true allergic reactions, some people experience a food intolerance to egg whites.

How do we get these eggs?

Production of eggs can be considered as an inhuman practice. Commercial factory farming operations often involve raising the hens in small, crowded cages, preventing the chickens from engaging in natural behaviors, such as wing-flapping, dust-bathing, scratching, pecking, perching, and nest-building. Such restrictions may lead to pacing and escape behavior.

Laying hens often are slaughtered when reaching 100 to 130 weeks of age, when their egg productivity starts to decline.Due to modern selective breeding, laying hen strains differ from meat production strains. As male birds of the laying strain do not lay eggs and are not suitable for meat production, they generally are killed soon after they hatch.

Why PlantMade Anda?

 

Plant Made Anda is a cruelty free, cholesterol free, allergen free alternative to traditional eggs which have higher amounts of protein and is 100% vegan. Moreover, it has less than 1/5th the fat present in a conventional egg. If you love eggs and you may be intolerant to eggs, PlantMade Anda is your best bet! You never have to worry about the possibilities of antibiotics or diseases. Let us all contribute to a healthier lifestyle, a healthier planet and a cruelty free way of life. – https://plantmade.in/product/vegetariananda/

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Egg_as_food#Cholesterol_and_fat

https://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/high-blood-cholesterol/expert-answers/cholesterol/faq-20058468

https://www.bbc.com/future/article/20190916-are-eggs-good-for-you