There is a lot of discussion about whether or not eggs are a healthy food source, and the number of eggs that one should consume to be at an optimal level of health. This week, Mint Nutrition Clinic is focusing on this subject and the myths and truths that surround the issue.
Are Eggs Healthy?
Nutrition science is still evolving and enhancing the level of knowledge about proper nutrition and healthy habits; however, it is still difficult to say for certain that any one food is detrimental to health. In general, at our clinic we consider eggs to b an "animal product"; therefore, we recommend enjoying these foods less often than vegetarian products. We recommend eating eggs 2-3 times a week, as a part of a healthy diet that moderately contains animal products.
Additionally, eggs are a great source of vitamins and minerals, while also containing the complete set of amino acids (protein), that your body needs to survive. Therefore, they are a much better option than deli meats, and other processed meats. Eggs are still an animal product and they have higher levels of cholesterol; therefore, consuming them moderately is recommended. In general, animal products have more saturated fats and increase inflammation in the body; therefore, these are two major reasons for recommending eggs as a "sometimes" food.
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