Heart Health: Are Eggs Healthy for Your Heart?

Saad Rana Apr 09 2015

Eggs are consumed by many of us on a regular basis. Though they have remained a little controversial for their nutritional values and their effect on our body, still nobody can deny what an egg tastes like and how many benefits it provides.

Eggs contain a multitude of nutrients which are necessary for the proper growth of our body. Many people are thriving hard to eat well and be slim and trim. However, nowadays many people do not just want to be all slim and trim but also wish to develop a life style which is healthy.

People now wish to fight off any diseases and tend to be a little more conscious about what they are eating. Eating healthy is now the priority and enabling individuals to be a little healthier fighting off any harmful diseases.

Chicken eggs contain all the essential amino acids, which enable the normal growth of body causing various vital organs of the body to work in a proper fashion. Eggs are rich in retinol, vitamin B, folic acid, iron, calcium, phosphorus and potassium.

All these are necessary for the proper growth of your body. These are important for your immune system, thus causing various diseases to be shaken away. Eggs contain quite a lot of vitamin D. Very few food contain vitamin D naturally. So that is actually a rare occurring. Egg yolk contains around 60 calories while egg whites contain 15 calories.

Hence, egg yolks are rich in nutritional value as compared to the egg white. The yolk constitutes of around 33 percent of the liquid weight of the egg as a whole, while contains all the fat leaving no fat present in the egg white.

There have been an equal number of health issues and controversies related to eggs, probably as many as their benefits. Yolk contains more fat as compared to that of the egg whites, thus the fattiest part of the egg turns out to be the egg yolk. Hence people suffering from any cholesterol issues must curb down the number of eggs they eat on daily basis.

The controversies whether egg poses some risk to the general health of the eater remains a question highly in debate. A few researchers say that egg may increase the cholesterol levels of the individual while a few other researchers have acknowledged the better side of egg and have said that eggs when eaten in moderation will not cause any danger. Hence eating one egg per day might not be as dangerous.

The link between eggs and the type 2 diabetes again remains controversial, where some studies show that it is somehow lined to the reasons which cause type two diabetes while others persist that there are no risks involved. Some studies show that eggs increase the risk of cardiovascular disease in diabetic patients. However, more studies are required for this to be conclusive.

Studies have also shown that heart disease might be caused by eggs.

Again controversies still persist, however more studies show that eggs have a tendency to raise HDL (the “good”) cholesterol and they have a tendency to change the LDL (the “awful”) cholesterol to a vast subtype which is not connected with an expanded danger of heart disease.

All in all, in their entirety, eggs are amazingly nutritious, containing a lot of supplements contrasted with the calorie load. The supplements are mostly found in the yolks, while the whites are, for the most part, protein. Nonetheless, it is better to eat in moderation and avoid any health issues that could be involved.

Saad Rana

Saad Rana:

As a current dental student at Ziauddin University, Saad takes an interest in health, fitness and nutrition. He writes articles based on research through on-line publications as well as consulting various doctors and nutrition and fitness experts. When he's not writing for Health TV, you can find him studying, exercising or watching some of his favourite TV shows.