A couple of months ago, I went to my doctor for a checkup. The doc told me that I need to cut down on eggs because they are high in cholesterol.
I wasn’t surprised.
Not because I think that eggs are unhealthy, but because I know many physicians are still hung up on outdated research relating to eggs and cholesterol.
Study after study has looked at eggs and come up with conflicting opinions on their effect on health. Some say that the cholesterol in eggs will put you at risk for stroke, others say that the huge amounts of high-quality protein, vitamins and healthy carotenoids in eggs bring big benefits to your body.
That’s why researchers at the School of Public Health, Peking University Health Science Center in China decided to put together a massive study to settle the debate once and for all.
They examined data from over 416,000 participants and compared their incidence of health problems to their egg consumption.
And what they found confirmed what I’ve known all along… eggs are healthy!
Compared with people not consuming eggs, daily egg consumption was associated with a lower risk of cardiovascular issues overall.
In particular, daily egg consumers (up to one egg/day) had:
• A 26 percent lower risk of hemorrhagic stroke
• A 28 percent lower risk of hemorrhagic stroke death
• And an 18 percent lower risk of death from cardiovascular disease
To top it off, for people who ate just over five eggs a week, their risk of ischemic heart disease also went down by an additional 12 percent compared to people who ate two or less eggs per week.
Additional ways to boost your heart health include:
#1 — Energize your heart cells
Every cell in your body requires a powerhouse to operate. These are called your mitochondria. And if your powerhouses are out, your cells are pooped.
In order to energize your heart cells, feed your mitochondria a nutrient known as pyrroloquinoline quinone, or PQQ.
#2 — Raise your good cholesterol
Research links low levels of the antioxidant CoQ10 with low levels of the heart-protecting good cholesterol. Raise your levels by taking CoQ10 in its most bioavailable form — ubiquinol. My favorite source of CoQ10 is Peak CoQ10 CF™.
#3 — Amplify it all
And that CoQ10… you can make it work even better by taking a little-known Himalayan nutrient, called shilajit. Shilajit stabilizes and revitalizes CoQ10 molecules so they work better, longer to make your heart healthier.