Whole Eggs are a Superfood

By Dr. Donald A. Ozello DC

Las Vegas Informer

Consume whole eggs to improve your health. Whole eggs are one of the most nutrient dense foods. They are low in calories and loaded with omega-3 fatty acids, protein, vitamins and minerals.

Whole eggs are high in omega-3 fatty acids. Omega-3 fatty acids reduce inflammation and are important for brain development.

Whole eggs are a source of protein. Each whole egg contains about seventy-five calories, six grams of protein and two grams of saturated fat. Six grams of protein in only seventy-five calories is ideal for those attempting to lose fat and gain muscle.

Whole eggs are a natural food source of vitamin D. Vitamin D has numerous functions involving bone health, immune system regulation and control of inflammatory chemicals.

In the past, whole eggs were vilified as unhealthy. These well-intended but incorrect statements lead many to avoid eating whole eggs. The erroneous theory was that eating whole eggs, which contain cholesterol, raises serum cholesterol levels and increases risk of cardiovascular disease. This belief is the exact opposite of the truth.

Studies reveal that it is not the consumption of cholesterol containing foods that increase serum cholesterol levels. Foods high in saturated fats and Trans fats are the chief dietary sources of high serum cholesterol.

A small minority of people are cholesterol sensitive, meaning their serum cholesterol level rises when they consume cholesterol containing foods. The large majority of individuals have a normal cholesterol metabolism, meaning dietary cholesterol does not negatively affect their blood cholesterol levels.

Cholesterol is produced in the liver regardless of whether or not it’s consumed in foods. The body self-regulates its internal production of cholesterol in response to the consumption of dietary cholesterol. If you consume small amounts of dietary cholesterol, your body produces more cholesterol. If you consume large amounts of dietary cholesterol, your body responses by manufacturing less cholesterol.

The American Heart Association no longer considers eggs to be a cholesterol raising food. This new categorization helps to remove the negative stigma placed on whole eggs.

Consume the entire egg. Do not throw away the yolk. The yolk is the healthiest section.

It is my professional opinion that whole eggs should be classified as a superfood. Eat whole eggs on a regular basis to improve your health. Whole eggs are low in calories and packed with nutrients. Include whole eggs in your dietary strategies to live a healthier, fitter, more functional life.

Dr_Donald_A_Ozello_thumb_medium150_Dr. Donald A. Ozello DC

Dr. Donald A. Ozello DC is the owner and treating doctor at Championship Chiropractic. 2595 S. Cimarron Rd, Suite #100, Las Vegas, NV 89117.  His web address is Championship Chiropractic. He can be contacted at (702) 286-9040 andDrO@ChampionshipChiropractic.com.

Dr. Donald A. Ozello’s mission is to educate and inspire others to live healthier, fitter, more functional lives.

Dr. Donald A. Ozello DC proudly handles Standard Process Supplements and Foot Levelers Orthotics.

Dr. Donald A. Ozello DC writes a weekly health, fitness, exercise and nutrition column for The Las Vegas Informer. His is published in OnFitness MagazineLivestrong.comSpineUniverse.comand EHow.com.

Dr. Donald A. Ozello DC is an award-winning public speaker. He has spoken to numerous groups on the importance of health, fitness, exercise, ergonomics, nutrition and injury prevention.

Dr. Donald A. Ozello DC is a fitness enthusiast. Functional kettlebell training, bike riding and running are his favorite forms of exercise.

Before pursuing his career in Chiropractic, Dr. Donald A. Ozello DC served in the United States Navy aboard the USS Bremerton, SSN 698.

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5 Responses to Whole Eggs are a Superfood

  1. Excellent article and very true, know I want Eggs!

  2. Thanks. I appreciate the compliment.

  3. More important than eating carefully & watching weight, I have come to the realization that eating the most healthy, natural, simple foods is of utmost importance. Learning about where food comes from and avoiding processed foods leads to Superfoods! I have been reading about eggs and cholesterol incredibleegg.org, plus your article and am convinced that all of the egg is healthy for me and for those I love. Now, what about those “icky” egg whites sold in little cartons?

  4. Donald A. Ozello DC

    Hello Tess
    Thank you for your comments. I agree. The less chemical additives in your food the better.
    I’ve never tried the egg whites in the carton.
    I say consume whole eggs.

    Dr Donald A Ozello DC
    Championship Chiropractic

  5. Dr. Donald A. Ozello DC

    Choose organic whole eggs if available. Organic eggs should contain no chemical additves.
    Most foods are a reflection of the envirnoment in which they are raised or grown.

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