The second half of the twentieth century was not kind to eggs. The 1950s in particular were a time when eggs were demonized due to their high fat content, which pioneering nutritionists – notably Ancel Keys, developer of the notorious “lipid hypothesis“ – believed would raise cholesterol and contribute towards coronary heart disease. Today, however, we understand that fatty whole foods like eggs are an essential component of a healthy diet, particularly when they come from sustainable, organic sources. In fact, eggs have been a staple breakfast for people in many cultures for centuries. These people understood that if an egg contained enough nutrients to nourish an entire chick, then those same nutrients could nourish us to a similar extent – and studies now confirm that this is true. Read more
Friday, March 7, 2014
The Health Benefits of Eggs
Once demonized, eggs are a perfect source of protein and choline..