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Life Hacks Why you should definitely eat eggs

A lot of people stay away from eggs because of cholesterol, but this is not necessarily true, find out how below.

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Eggs have gotten a lot of negative rap over the years, but most, if not all, are just fabrications.

The main reason why people stay away from eggs is because it is said to have cholesterol, therefore it is bad for the body, however, this is not the case.

The fact is that our bodies make lots of cholesterol, 5-10 times the cholesterol in a large egg.

So, what happens is that when you eat more cholesterol from foods like eggs, your body produces less of it, and when you eat less cholesterol from foods like eggs, your body produces more.

Due to the fear of cholesterol from eggs, people remove egg yolks from their diet not realizing that they contain 90 percent of the calcium, iron, phosphorus, zinc, thiamin, B6, folate, pantothenic acid and B12 of the egg.

Egg yolk also contains all of the fat-soluble components, such as vitamins A, D and E, not to mention the heart-healthy omega-3 fatty acids.

The yolks are also a rich source of some other very interesting nutrients such as choline, lutein and zeaxanthin, these help protect the eyes; brain and cardiovascular function amongst many others.

Eggs are really good for the body, so, except you have diabetes or a rare genetic disorder, make sure you incorporate eggs into your diet, you won't regret it!

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