Get the Facts about eggs lecithin and cholesterol
Eggs make Lecithin and Cholesterol work together
Eggs contain Lecithin. For years the Linus Pauling Institute has conducted studies on the beneficial aspects of both cholesterol and Lecithin, that our body produces naturally and which are also abundant in eggs..
Following is an old snippet from the Linus Pauling library and his belief in eggs.
Usually I eat two eggs in the morning, sometimes bacon, but I happen to be lazy enough not to cook more than one thing for a meal. The last two days I was eating oxtail soup with vegetables. I don’t know what I’ll have today. Perhaps some fish. In my book [How to Live Longer and Feel Better] I say you shouldn’t eat sweet desserts, but I also quote a professor who says that this doesn’t mean that if your hostess has made this wonderful dessert you should turn it down. My wife used to say I always looked for that hostess.
-Linus Pauling, 1987.
Studies also show how a healthy diet of lean meats, lots of greens, fruit and vegies, along with plenty of fiber in our diet can create optimum health.
The mainstream medics, nutritionists and public health organizations have traditionally lumped saturated fats and foods high in cholesterol into lists of foods that cause high cholesterol.
These same lists always lump dairy and cheeses, healthy oils like virgin Olive oil and the old favourite baddy; eggs, all in the one basket.
The only problem is, they got it wrong !!
Science has now proven that those basket ingredients have something in common, healthy natural saturated fats!!
These are essential for our metabolism, the structure of our DNA and circulatory health and the healthy cholesterol needed by all of the bodies functions and over 300 enzymatic processes.,
What our Grandmas and mums knew as we grew up, was not only the importance of dairy, but more importantly; Eggs !!
Mother nature made eggs a complete meal and to offset the high cholesterol, eggs are very high in natural Lecithin and may actually help to prevent heart disease.. Lecithin is necessary for all living cells and it acts as an emulsifier by breaking down cholesterol and the consumed fat. This prevents the fatty lipids from sticking to and clogging the walls of our arteries.
Put simply, it causes cholesterol to be dispersed into the bloodstream, to be excreted from the body.
An average egg contains 185 milligrams of cholesterol, is high in protein, has almost equal levels of unsaturated and saturated fats and only 80 calories. Eggs are high in vitamins A, E, D, B-12, riboflavin, folate and choline, which has phospholipids; shown to prevent cardiovascular disease.
Onions have been shown to be very high in the powerful antioxidant Quercetin. So is the steamed jacket potato, which is also very rich in kukokomines; an antioxidant derivative found only in these high quantities in only one other source !! The Wolfberry commonly referred to as the Goji berry.
So now that the egg and the humble potato are vindicated as culprits of the obese world, what now ??
Well, toss a juicy steak on the Barby, plenty of onions, a grilled tomato, some jacket potatoes with sour cream and chives, finished with a couple of “hen fruit,” sunny side up. “Voila”