Eggs are getting all the love these days – and rightly so – as they have multiple health benefits, but these often get lost among the worry over cholesterol.
In the past, it was believed eggs cause a dramatic increase in the body’s cholesterol levels. But an article recently published on HealthDay.com highlighted a 21-year study that discovered consumption of eggs had little to no impact on cholesterol levels in men. And, not to worry, ladies, other studies have shown the same is true for you. So, now that the cholesterol fear has been put to rest, it is time the egg got the love it deserves.
Eggs contain the vital nutrient choline. Choline helps release fat, heals the liver, and stimulates the production of phytochemicals in the body that are responsible for detoxing and healing. Egg yolks are a natural source of vitamin D and the egg shell membrane helps repair joints due to elements such as glucosamine, collagen, and hyaluronic acid. And, as is commonly known, eggs are a great source of protein containing nearly 12 percent of the daily recommended value.
The really good news is that this month’s recipe helps provide total body healing. Vibrant energy from sprouted grains, strength and healing from mineral rich watercress, cholesterol-lowering power of avocado (which is also detoxifying), this sandwich is one of the best items to put on your menu week after week for creating optimal health. MS&F