Thursday, August 16, 2012

Egg Yolk and Heart Health - No Better than Smoking?

By now we all know that eating too many eggs, which are high in cholesterol, is bad for our health. With too much sodium comes an increased risk for heart disease from plaque build-up within the arteries. So, we were all told to eat egg whites as they do not contain as much harmful materials as the yolk itself. Now we are learning just how harmful egg yolk can be to our heart health.

A new study out of the journal Atherosclerosis says that eating “egg yolks regularly increases plaque buildup about two-thirds as much as smoking does. Specifically, patients who ate three or more yolks a week showed significantly more plaque than those who ate two or less yolks per week.”

While it might sound a bit dramatic to compare eating eggs, which are high in protein and not necessarily bad for you should you eat them in moderation, to smoking, which is just plain bad on all levels. But, researchers and physicians are simply trying to put the situation into perspective. Eating too much cholesterol is akin to smoking; they will both increase your overall risk for cardiovascular disease and heart disease.

"One jumbo chicken egg yolk has about 237 milligrams of cholesterol."

Eating healthy, kicking that smoking habit, and maintaining an active lifestyle while taking your CardioJuvenate supplements will greatly decrease your risk for heart disease, even if you have a family history.

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