Skip to comments.Eggs Lower in Cholesterol than Thought: Study
Posted on 02/08/2011 1:39:12 PM PST by Kaslin
Gov't Research Also Shows Them Much Higher in Vitamin D; Dietitian: Credit Healthier Animal Feed, in Part
(CBS) If you like eggs, this is good news: A new government study finds they're actually 14 percent lower in cholesterol and 64 percent higher in vitamin D than previously thought.
Registered Dietitian Cynthia Sass stopped by the "The Early Show" Tuesday to explain what this may mean for your health.
What caused this change in cholesterol and vitamin D levels?
Sass, the author of "Cinch!: Conquer Cravings, Drop Pounds, and Lose Inches," told "Early Show" co-anchor Chris Wragge the saying "You are what you eat" applies to chickens too: Healthier feed results in healthier eggs.
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Good. The incredible edible egg.
Of course! The egg is probably the best thing you can eat in one package. I eat one a day and I’m fine. Of course I have chickens so they’re fresh and incredibly better than store bought.
Another example of government “science” that turns out to be a lie. In two or three decades, we will recognize that our brains need cholesterol and cutting it too low with medications such as Crestor and Lipitor can impair cognition over time. But hey, statins made billions for big pharma; so don’t look for the prescription/dementia link to be announced anytime soon.
Egg yolks are one of the anti-aging foods.
Yeah, yeah, yeah. Next year they’ll spend your tax money on another study that says different. I stopped listening to them in the 60’s when they said that bar-b-q steak was bad for you. Nothin is takin my bar-b-q’d steak away from me.
Oh no. Thought has cholesterol.
From what I’ve already been reading this “science” is already being proven false as far as cholesterol goes. And add severe muscle pain and spasms to the list of statin side effects. They almost killed me and I’m not exaggerating.
*** I eat one a day and Im fine. Of course I have chickens so theyre fresh and incredibly better than store bought.***
Same here! Now, if the weather would warm up so they would start laying again I would feel better!
Atkins was right.
Not for the chick. ;)
I like three or four at a time...
Eggs are bad for you. Yeah, right! From the same crowd that is now pushing global warming. I stopped listening to these idiots years ago.
Fresh eggs from your own chickens!! Yummmm!
Good news, KAS.
Now, if only someone would tell me what a LARGE egg really is. What’s marked large in my supermarket is what used to be called, “small.”
If you put a light on a timer in their coop and give them 14 hours of light a day they will continue to lay. I have 13 hens and get 9 or 10 eggs a day all winter.
I live on the edge.... I eat two a day. LOL
I have 18 hens.... Free range and chemical free. They are spoiled brats.
Just the way I love em with some burnt toast and lots of real butter and jelly.
It’s good cholesterol.
When it warms up I’m going to build some easy-to-clean pens, and raise enough layers to provide our egg requirements. It’s way up on my to do list.
Cholesterol is a necessary part of cell reproduction. A good way to use your cholesterol is to consistently follow an exercise regimen built around weight lifting. I’m 51 and while I’m never going to be Charles Atlas (and never was) I keep my weight within 5 pounds of what I weighed when I was 21. Diet, rest and exercise. And I love to eat a giant omlette on Saturdays.
Because cholesterol is necessary in muscle maintenance, I think Lipitor and Crestor are actually unhealthy for muscle tone. I’ve had friends who discontinued those drugs because they could tell their muscle tone was shot.
This study makes me question the accuracy of all the other “official” stats on food.
Screw Government research. These same ninnies gave us the food pyramid in the 60’s with “11 grains” a day! The egg is THE most perfect food! Not the banana. It’s not the cholesterol count you worry about, it’s the carbohydrates. Eggs have NO carbs. Eat 50 for breakfast. Just don’t have toast, jam or pancakes etc with them.
Screw the “food pyramid.” I use the “food dodecahedron.” Much more variety, you know.
“Atkins was right.”
I believe so. With the exception of Scotch, I pretty much live off of meat (beef, chicken, turkey), eggs, whole milk, and vegitables.
I’m 240lbs at about 7% body fat (as in I’m 40+ and you can see all 8 abs).
Where Atkins went crazy was steady state cardio.
It’s OK, but I lift heavy weights, hard and fast, and do sprints, run stairs, push or drag a prowler, things like that.
Basically, the same stuff I did when a football player.
Look better with my shirt off than 99% of 20 somethings.
I decided a long time ago to go back to butter, bacon grease and lard. I never stopped eating my eggs.
We have a guy who works for us, he is 76 and can work a 12 hour day. He’s an old Mexican and I have taken him shopping for his weekly groceries ofte, he buys 2 dozen eggs a week and that is just for a 5 day week because he goes home on the weekends.
“, I think Lipitor and Crestor are actually unhealthy for muscle tone”
Cholesterol is needed for your body to produce testosterone, so, you’re correct.
“The incredible edible egg.”
Indeed. Just another of God’s many miracles.
Shirley Temple: “My chicken can lay an egg!”
Pinch-faced, frowning old biddy (undoubtedly a Democrat): “And what’s so special about that?”
Shirley Temple: “Oh! Can you lay an egg?”
Seventies flashback ping!!!
“Hear, oh prince, of an time when giants walked the Earth... When mighty sorcerers ruled. When the bejeweled thrones of the West were under threat of being crushed under the sandaled tread of Eastern barbarian conquerors...
Thus was borne out of a time of storm and darkness, not to mention irresolution and questioning—when all values and principles were held to scorn—that the word “cholesterol” was invoked, and both the high and the mighty (as well as the low-born and hapless) trembled at its sound...”
Has the evil spell of another era, this substance of the Devil, finally been robbed of the terror it once invoked in us peasants?
My guess is he does LOTS of walking.
My grandfather walked about 4 miles a day to and from work, ate anything he wanted and lived to be 98.
I LOVE eggs.
I think brown eggs taste better!
when will folks stop believing these basterds...
I can get farm eggs from time to time, but I’ve been getting the Omega-3 eggs you see in the store. They’re 20 cents more or so and far superior in my opinion.
REAL butter and honey are also good for you. Everything in moderation. Sure am glad I’ve been ignoring these idiots for decades now, ever since the 70s when Erlich said that we’re all going to die of overpopulation and new ice age.
Very little TV and NO MSM for many years. FR is the true gift that keeps on giving for news and events—and humor. We need humor...
Now that is something that's good for you!
How do you keep the coyotes away from them?
“... been robbed of the terror it once invoked in us peasants?”
My older brother did not eat ONE egg for ten years. No fluffy scrambled eggs, no deviled eggs, no egg sandwiches... his cholesterol didn’t budge a bit. He gave up his neurosis finally and enjoys them every weekend. Can you imagine going TEN years without an egg?!! Blasphemy!!
(shaking head...) They knew. They just LIED ABOUT IT FOR YEARS.
My cholesterol was at 283. After I started taking a statin it dropped to 160.
This whole cholesterol scare garbage will be remembered as the “global warming scam” of the health/medical field.
Margarine anyone? What brainless idiots!
Bravo, bravo henkster! The cholesterol hype is so misguided.
Thank you! Now I know why I get cramps like I do sometimes.
We lock them down at night. We also have 4 geese and 6 ducks. Our German Shepherd dog sees these birds as his responsibility to watch over, so I think that may help.
We’ve not lost any geese, but we have lost 4 ducks and 7 hens over the last year. Fortunately, we learned quickly that we need to lock them up at night.
Coyotes do live here, we hear them all the time, but they haven’t been a issue. It was those damnable raccoons that had taken their toll early on.
I expect to lose a few from time to time, but I would rather take the risk than keep the birds in cages 24/7.
Eggs are only good for you if eaten on a warming planet ...
I rather like the almond-meal pancakes I often have for breakfast. Low carbs, and if one uses a mixture of blanched and unblanched whole almonds rather than almond meal, the cost isn't too bad (almond meal is about $10+/lb, whereas blanched almonds are about $5/lb and unblanched about $3/lb).
4 every day...sunny side UP!
It’s the amount of light. Install a light in there.
Eggs are also high in sulfur and sulfur based amino acids, and amino acids in general, very good for you if you ask me.
I could not imagine.. I just bought 9 dozen a few days ago and expect them to last me a few weeks. I am wanting to try to make some quiche florentine too, i’m craving it so bad lately.