Eggs

Ever wonder how good or bad eggs are for you? There is so much research how eating a high (animal) protein diet is bad for you, even a low protein diet may hurt you with all the chemicals our animals are being stuffed with. How do we know we really have organic? It seems like in todays world it is all about money. So if its all about money, farmers need more eggs, or bigger eggs, and they do that by adding hormones and chemicals. Unless you know a God fearing REAL Christian to buy eggs from, you should beware. There are also egg replacements you can use, see my egg replacement page.

I read an article about a study that was done with over 1200 people, they talk about eggs are as bad as cigarettes. According to prevention.com, in the journal Atherosclerosis talks about a study by researchers from Western University in Canada. They examined over 1,200 men and women to come to the conclusion that regularly eating egg yolks was two-thirds as bad as smoking when it comes to carotid plaque in the arteries, a known risk factor for stroke and heart attack. The following are highlights from athlersclerois-journal.com:

Highlights

  • Carotid total plaque area (TPA) increases linearly with age.
  • TPA increases exponentially with smoking pack-years.
  • TPA increases exponentially with egg-yolk years.
  • The effect size of egg yolks appears to be approximately 2/3 that of smoking.
  • Probably egg yolks should be avoided by persons at risk of vascular disease.

Abstract

Background

Increasingly the potential harm from high cholesterol intake, and specifically from egg yolks, is considered insignificant. We therefore assessed total plaque area (TPA) in patients attending Canadian vascular prevention clinics to determine if the atherosclerosis burden, as a marker of arterial damage, was related to egg intake. To provide perspective on the magnitude of the effect, we also analysed the effect of smoking (pack-years).

Methods

Consecutive patients attending vascular prevention clinics at University Hospital had baseline measurement of TPA by duplex ultrasound, and filled out questionnaires regarding their lifestyle and medications, including pack-years of smoking, and the number of egg yolks consumed per week times the number of years consumed (egg-yolk years).

Results

Data were available in 1262 patients; mean (SD) age was 61.5 (14.8) years; 47% were women. Carotid plaque area increased linearly with age after age 40, but increased exponentially with pack-years of smoking and with egg-yolk years. Plaque area in patients consuming <2 eggs per week (n = 388) was 125 ± 129 mm2, versus 132 ± 142 mm2 in those consuming 3 or more eggs per week (n = 603); (p < 0.0001 after adjustment for age). In multiple regression, egg-yolk years remained significant after adjusting for coronary risk factors.

Interpretation

Our findings suggest that regular consumption of egg yolk should be avoided by persons at risk of cardiovascular disease. This hypothesis should be tested in a prospective study with more detailed information about diet, and other possible confounders such as exercise and waist circumference.

Do your own research and studies if you need more proof, read, watch videos, talk to doctors, nutritionists, dietitians, holistic nutritionists that have expertise In this field and pray about it. In the mean time, if you eat eggs, below are some charts about how to know if your egg is fresh or bad.

  1. Gently Drop egg in bowl
  2. If the egg sinks to the bottom and lays flat it is very fresh.
  3. If the egg “bobs” upward it is about a week old, still fairly fresh.
  4. If the egg stands on its small end it is about 3 weeks old and going bad.
  5. If the egg floats to the surface it has gone bad and should not be consumed.

 

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1 Corinthians 10:31, ” Whether therefore ye eat, or drink, or whatever ye do, do ALL to the Glory of God”

 

 

 

Works Cited:

J.Spence, David, David J.A.Jenkins, and Jean Davignon. “Egg Yolk Consumption and Carotid Plaque.” Elsevier,Inc, 10 Aug. 2012. Web. 22 Aug. 2015.

(2000). In Deluxe Study Bible King James Version. Harrah: Mission Publishing.

 

 

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