Who would have thought that a food as tiny as the egg could cause such a big controversy? For decades scientists and nutritionists alike have been going back and forth on whether eggs are an integral part of a well-balanced diet or is it a harbinger of doom, causing high cholesterol and increasing your risk of stroke? The simple answer is that it is a healthy part of a balanced diet.
The complicated answer is that while egg protein does amazing things in terms of helping build muscle, perform basic functions and maintain body mass, there are some downsides if you overdo it. The main question people want to know about using egg protein in their diet is will it lead to high cholesterol. No, it will not because that is dietary cholesterol which is not the same as that stroke-causing cholesterol found in the blood.
Egg protein is the best source of protein, providing essential amino acids and helping your body perform its functions as efficiently as it possibly can. The other vitamins and minerals you need for optimal health—folate, vitamin B6, riboflavin, vitamins D and E—are all contained in eggs in significant amounts.
Maximize egg protein by adding 2 to your breakfast a few days each week.