Back in the 1950s, a famous worldwide ad slogan said to “go to work on an egg”. Well, as it turns out, that advice might not be that old-fashioned, even in modern times. According to a study which the journal Heart recently published, eating one egg a day could drastically reduce the risk of stroke. Moreover, people who ate about five eggs per week were also 12% less likely to develop heart disease. The teams of researchers at Peking University Health Science Centre and Oxford University wanted to analyze the connection between egg consumption, cardiovascular disease and strokes.
So, in order to do this, they analyzed the dietary habits of over 400,000 healthy Chinese people, with ages between 30 and 79. About 13.1% of the volunteers stated that they ate an egg every day while 9.1% admitted to rarely doing so. Nine years later, the teams followed up on this study and found that 83,977 of people developed cardiovascular disease. Moreover, 9,985 of them had died and 5,103 people went through some major heart-related problems such as a heart attack. The healthiest people were those who reported eating one egg each day.
Eating an egg each day can decrease the risk of stroke
The teams admitted that their study was completely observational. However, this doesn’t mean that eggs should not b part of a balanced and healthy diet. According to experts, eggs are very rich in vitamins, proteins, essential fatty acids and minerals. Eggs are also very low on saturated fat. In fact, recent evidence has proven that the saturated fat is the one that raises the cholesterol.
Experts are also saying that only eating eggs will not help you if you don’t pair this habit with a healthy lifestyle and overall diet. Eggs are very good, but they will not do all the work on their own.
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