Eggs have received a bad rap over the years. While they are rich in protein and nutrients, they also contain cholesterol, and they have been blamed for raising cholesterol and contributing to heart disease. But the reality is that the dietary cholesterol in eggs has only a small effect on raising blood cholesterol. After reviewing the research, I’ve always believed eggs are an essential part of a low carb diet. Five years ago, I wrote a blog about how eating an egg a day does not increase the risk of heart disease or stroke and could potentially lead to an increase in “good” or HDL cholesterol. Even better? People who ate eggs for breakfast lost more weight and felt more satisfied than people who didn’t eat eggs for breakfast. And now, a new study in the journal Heart following over 415,000 participants in China over nine years that compared non-egg eaters with people who ate eggs, shows that eating an egg a day is associated with a significantly lower risk of heart disease.
Once again, this is “egg-celent” news. It’s good to know that eggs are a perfectly portioned and protein-rich part of your healthy low carb lifestyle. Check out these low carb egg recipes for breakfast, lunch and dinner: