12 Reasons Why You Should Eat Eggs Daily (#5 is Almost Unbelievable!)

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4. Great for Eye Health

As we age, our eyes age with us, generally leading to poor vision and, occasionally, even eye diseases. There are a few nutrients that can help to support healthy vision and even counteract some of the degenerative diseases that can attack our eyes. Two of the most important and powerful nutrients are two antioxidants called zeaxanthin and lutein. These two antioxidants build up in our retina of the eyes and fight off age-related diseases such as macular degeneration. Numerous studies have shown that consuming plenty of these two nutrients can help to reduce the risk of eye diseases as well as improve overall eye health.

One of the most common reasons for blindness in the world is a lack of vitamin A. Eggs are high in all three of these eye healthy nutrients. In one study, it was found that eating just 1.3 eggs each day over a period of four and a half weeks increased the body’s levels of these important antioxidants, zeaxanthin and lutein, by as much as 142 percent!

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  1. Kitsy WooWoo

    Jul 2, 2015 at 1:05 pm

    Interesting, but I’m wondering if the author of this article (I don’t see a name) was funded by….Big Egg.

    I’m sticking with my two a week.

    • Roy Salley

      Aug 5, 2015 at 12:04 pm

      This article is sickening in more ways than one. This author has been fooled by the junk science put out by Dr. Ronald Krauss and his associates. Krauss is a sell out paid off by the Egg Board, cattlemen and dairy associations. His research is ridiculously flawed and clearly conceived to make eggs, dairy and meat look good nutritionally. Even Time Magazine got fooled by his bogus work. Check out Dr. Michael Greger’s reviews on nutritionfacts.org or by Dr. John McDougall on drmcdougall.com. I am shocked that Natural On published this misleading and dangerous article on eggs.

      • Kitsy WooWoo

        Aug 5, 2015 at 1:14 pm

        Good grief, NaturalOn is publishing this article AGAIN already? I commented on it a month ago. Big Egg is determined, isn’t it!

        • Roy Salley

          Aug 5, 2015 at 1:52 pm

          And why is NaturalOn continuing to publish this garbage. Does the Egg Board advertise on their website. I am about ready to unsubscribe from NaturalOn if they continue this foolishness.

          • nauseateme

            Aug 13, 2015 at 9:12 pm

            You know nothing about eggs. Eggs are probably the single most nutritious food on the planet. Number 1, they contain copious amounts of lutein and zeaxanthin which control macular degeneration. Number 2, eggs contain almost every vitamin and mineral necessary to sustain life. Check your facts, dude. I am almost 72, have eaten eggs all my life, and my cholesterol is close to being perfect!

          • Roy Salley

            Aug 14, 2015 at 12:03 am

            Mr. Nauseateme, please do some research before just spouting the hype of the article above; check out this article: http://nutritionfacts.org/video/avoiding-cholesterol-is-a-no-brainer/ Gabe, below, added a link on the patently false claims provided by the Egg Board; in fact the Federal Trade Commission told the Egg Board they could no longer advertise eggs as nutritious, healthy or even safe! The US Court of Appeals upheld that position. So the Egg Board came up with the advertising slogan of the “Incredible, edible egg.” Yeah, eggs are edible but not even safe! In the link above, in large reviews of the dangers of eggs, the Director of Stroke Prevention and Atherosclerosis, states, “The only people who should eat eggs are those who are going to drop dead anyway. The American Heart Association continues to advise against the regular consumption of eggs. I hope you live to a very old healthy age, but please don’t advise people to eat eggs regularly. I am a 64 year old vegan and became vegan only after really studying the current nutrition literature.

          • nauseateme

            Aug 14, 2015 at 12:35 am

            I don’t know who is backing you, but I can show you dozens of site that tout eggs for good health. You are listening to quacks. You are the one who needs to do your own homework. In fact your own body creates blood cholesterol. Dietary cholesterol is barely measurable in the blood.

          • Roy Salley

            Aug 14, 2015 at 12:48 am

            I won’t waste any more time on someone who won’t even read the links put in front of his face.

          • nauseateme

            Aug 14, 2015 at 12:51 am

            Here is one of many dozens that show how nutritious eggs are:http://authoritynutrition.com/6-reasons-why-eggs-are-the-healthiest-food-on-the-planet/

          • nauseateme

            Aug 14, 2015 at 12:53 am

            I will bet my house your are a conspiracy theorist: You believe the Earth is a flat disk; you believe that Bush and Cheney planned 911; you believe in alien abductions, and you believe Lee Harvey Oswald was innocent.

          • Roy Salley

            Aug 14, 2015 at 1:06 am

            The article you cite is just a copy of the article on NaturalOn. It is such a shame that one can’t have a discussion on the internet without someone resorting to insults. I won’t respond to you again.

  2. Bubba Jones

    Jan 1, 2018 at 8:05 pm

    When the original egg study was performed they needed a consistent and repeatable substance. To that end their decision was make powdered eggs. Now the subject was repeatable and consistent. The problem with that process was the egg was changed from its natural chemical state to a man made chemically altered state without all the constituents of a whole egg. Now having a consistent product to test then their chemical analysis began which brought them to “eggs are bad for you”.

    As you can see the fault was not about the nutritional value of the whole egg, the fault was with the egg chemically altered egg to a powdered form. Still their report garnered all the headlines, “do not eat eggs”. Still, today folks go by that report forgetting it was of an adulterated egg not whole eggs.

    Do some research, you will be amazed. Yes, for all the reasons stated in this article and many other articles expounding the value of eggs, eggs truly are good for you. Remember, if you tell a lie enough times with enough conviction folks will come to believe it; then it takes on a life of its own.

    Same as they did with eggs they did promoting Crisco being better for you than lard. Oh yes another can of worms, read the article, The Oiling of America;

    Another article is:
    The rise and fall of Crisco
    http://www.westonaprice.org/know-your-fats/the-oiling-of-america Oh by the way Crisco’s name came from CRYStalized Cottonseed Oil.

    Now, go eat what you have a taste for. Remember, in the end we will all die.