Many have countered the health benefits of eggs with the fact that they are too high in cholesterol. Therefore, too many eggs is no good in a balanced, healthy diet.
However, a recent study found that eggs are actually 14% lower in levels of Vitamin D than what researchers previously thought.
What might account for this rather significant change in levels of Vitamin D? Cynthia Sass is a registered dietitian and the author of Cinch!: Conquer Cravings, Drop Pounds, and Lose Inches.
Sass told Chris Wragge, the co-anchor of the ‘Early Show,’ that, “‘You are what you eat’ applies to chickens too: Healthier feed results in healthier eggs.”
Yet, Sass remarked on what this new study actually means. She states, “One large egg is still 185 milligrams of cholesterol, which is almost the maximum amount recommended for someone with heart disease. So you can’t go cracy, but the good news is that that extra vitamin D can be very beneficial.”
Sass also pointed to the benefits of the yolk, which contains a nutrient called choline that 90% of people are short on. Choline reduces levels of inflammation in the body.
Sass says have your eggs with whole grains, produce, and natural butters and you will be set, as the plant-based foods make the overall cholesterol of the meal quite low.