Ask any vegan about whether or not eggs are good for you and they’ll come at you with negative facts like a fat kid chasing an ice cream truck. It should be noted that while veganism is a very healthy and morally sound lifestyle, they demonise certain food groups a lot more than is necessary to push their agenda. But this article is not to discuss the principles of veganism.
Instead, we’ll discuss one of their all-time greatest “hate foods” — eggs — and debunk the myths that vegans and other unlicensed nutritionists tend to associate with this relatively healthy food.
LET’S START DEBUNKING THE MYTH THAT EGGS ARE BAD FOR YOU
EGGS ARE HIGH IN CHOLESTEROL
While this statement is true, it’s not entirely accurate with regards to how it affects your health. Dietary cholesterol, meaning the cholesterol we eat in foods, has very little, if any, effect on our blood cholesterol levels, as this factor depends largely on a person’s genetics.
In fact, the real enemy on our blood cholesterol levels and heart are saturated fats, of which eggs contain very little (one large egg contains approx 1.6gm of saturated fat). Studies have shown that reducing saturated fat from your diet has a direct impact on lowering blood cholesterol levels.
EGGS CAUSE HEART COMPLICATIONS
Another fallacy that has made its way through the grapevine. The actual fact is that large population studies specifically related to diets and health found that there were no correlations between heart-related complications and a diet that consisted of a moderate amount of eggs.
EGGS ARE BABY CHICKENS
Let’s be clear, an egg is not a chicken, it’s an egg. And a vast majority of the eggs we buy for consumption are unfertilized. Even if you nursed that egg like a mother hen would have, it wouldn’t hatch into a chicken. It would look rather weird though.
EGGS WILL WREAK HAVOC ON YOUR LIVER
For the love of God, no! This is completely untrue. There is absolutely no study that supports this claim. It’s more truthful to say unicorns exist.
There is nothing wrong with eggs and they certainly are not bad for you. Dieticians recommend eggs, which are keys to keeping your diet balanced.