Eggs, allies of a healthy and balanced diet, and ideal for starting the day
There are few foods that can boast a valid and complete nutritional profile like that of eggs. Rich in proteins of high biological value, they are also an excellent source of minerals such as iron, essential for proper oxygenation of the blood, zinc, useful for the normal functioning of the immune system, and selenium, a mineral with an antioxidant action. Furthermore, eggs also provide useful vitamins, such as vitamin A, which is important for the health of sight and skin, and vitamins of group B, essential for the correct energy metabolism of nutrients.
Liver, antibiotics, cholesterol: all the "fake news" on eggs to debunk
Eggs are victims of many "myths", starting with the one related to the egg-cholesterol ratio. First of all, it should be remembered that it is only the yolk that contains it, while the egg white is completely devoid of it. Furthermore, the diet affects cholesterolemia only for 15-20%: most of the cholesterol found in the blood, in fact, is produced by the organism itself in the liver which, if foods containing it are introduced into the diet, tends to decrease production to compensate. A large and recent meta-analysis published in the British Medical Journal concluded that the risk of heart attack and stroke does not increase by consuming one egg a day.
Another false information to dispel is that the eggs are enemies of the liver. An ancient prejudice, rooted in times when effective diagnostic tools such as modern ones were not available. The abdominal pain that some people experience after consuming eggs, in fact, are due to the fact that this food can stimulate the contraction of the gallbladder: if this is inflamed or contains stones, pain is felt.Therefore, eggs are not the cause of the disorder, but they meerely alert of its presence. Furthermore, current knowledge has made it clear that eggs contain various substances, such as sulfur amino acids, useful in the treatment of some disorders, even serious ones, that afflict the liver. In particular, hepatoprotective amino acids such as methionine and choline are also useful for those suffering from chronic hepatitis, while inositol helps those with hepatic steatosis problems, also known as "fatty liver".