Having good health enables a person to have a fulfilling life and the ability to be productive maximally. In order to be healthy, a person needs to ensure they are having a healthy lifestyle by keeping an active lifestyle of exercises and having a balanced meal through a healthy diet. Most people probably think that a healthy diet means more vegetables and fruits while less on the fats and the carbohydrates but somehow protein is always being neglected. Intake of vitamin should also be a priority in having a healthy diet.

            The easiest and probably the most affordable way to get protein is by eating eggs. While eggs in general seem a good idea for a healthy diet, how many eggs are considered as a healthy diet? Before answering that, did you know that years ago, the advice was not to eat more than one or two whole eggs per week? It is said because of the high amount of cholesterol in the egg yolks which contain the bad cholesterol called the LDL.

            However, recent research shows that cholesterol coming from what people eat has little influence on the blood levels of fats. The main culprit of the increased level of fats in the blood level is a diet that is high in saturated fats. Saturated fat causes the liver to produce cholesterol and cholesterol in diet does not directly cause a rise of fats in the blood level.

            Truthfully, there is no study that shows a definite answer on how much eggs are considered for a healthy diet.  One thing for sure, the answer very much depends on the person’s health status. On average, a healthy person may eat up to 7 eggs per week without any risk of facing bad effects from it. The American Heart Association (AHA) recommends up to one egg a day for people that have no health problems. This number should be less for those with high blood pressure, diabetes and those at risk for heart failure. For the elderly with normal cholesterol levels and having a healthy diet may eat up to two eggs a day.

            In the past, especially in the 60’s, eggs have been blamed for being the reasons for heart disease cases becoming high since they contain cholesterol. As mentioned before, recent studies found that these cholesterol does not add up directly to high levels of cholesterol in the blood system. During this time, the saturated fat in foods accompanied with eggs such as red meat, cheese, butter and other dairy products that are full fats have been overlooked. Unfortunately, it is the eggs that get the blame for being unhealthy.

            Since now you know that eggs may not seem that evil and can be considered a healthy diet, you should not be too worried about thinking eggs are bad. Eggs are actually a food that is packed with good nutrition since it is rich with proteins, minerals and minerals. Eggs are also relatively healthy since it is low in calories and saturated fats. Lutein and zeaxanthin, antioxidants that are good for the eyes and brain can be obtained from having eggs.

            Although eggs seem promising for being a healthy food, the way a person enjoys it should also be noted. It is best to have eggs by preparing them as poached eggs or boiled since it is healthier than frying them in oil or butter. When having eggs, food alongside with it should also be paid attention. It is best to have eggs with vegetables, fruits and wholegrains if a person plans to have a complete meal. There are so many recipes available on the internet that people can try as part of making eggs as a healthy food.

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