Eggs: More than Protein

Eggs are a great source of vitamin D, protein, minerals (including sulfur), and cholesterol necessary for the production of hormones. Chicken eggs are most commonly used in the US. Eggs supply all the essential amino acids for humans and provide several vitamins and minerals including the fat-soluble vitamins A, D, and K. They also supply Riboflavin or B2, Folic Acid B6 and B12, choline, iron, calcium, phosphorus, and potassium. I know many individuals have avoided eggs for years because they were concerned their chances for a heart attack would increase.

Here’s the shocker: the sugar in donuts will create more of a heart challenge than eggs when you really analyze the cause of heart disease. I encourage our patients to eat organic, high omega-3 eggs. I have discovered patients who have had a challenge with eggs in the past, may be pleasantly surprised when they switch over to organic sourced varieties versus conventional products with growth-enhancing hormones and chemicals. If you have a concern about heart health, you may want to have a blood spot test for your essential fatty acid levels to see how your EPA for the heart is going.

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