3 eggs a day: protection against heart disease

Eggs improve the character and function of cholesterol

How many eggs we should eat still remains an open controversy, fueled by a lot of prejudice. More and more research shows that eggs have been treated unjustly – just like the dietary fat. It seems that eating eggs has a positive role not only on the levels of the HDL cholesterol, but also on its efficiency and consequentially to its protective role against cardio-vascular disease.

Scientists from the University of Connecticut definitely confirm that notion. The paper they published in The Journal of Nutrition, shows how eating 1 egg a day is enough to increase HDL function and improve its character. Further more, intake of 2 to 3 eggs is even better as it supports greater improvements in HDL. 3 eggs a day also translate to a better LDL profile (less atherogenic), improved HDL function and increased plasma antioxidants (DiMarco et al., 2017).

3 eggs a day: protection against heart disease

DIMARCO, D.M. et al. 2017. Intake of up to 3 Eggs per Day Is Associated with Changes in HDL Function and Increased Plasma Antioxidants in Healthy, Young Adults. The Journal Of Nutrition, vol. 147, no. 3, pp. 323-329, 10.3945/jn.116.241877

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