*78 - The Story of Cackleberry

Inspired post by "Eggs to die for" from Assoc Prof Dr. Lee's (Vivi's dad) blog. (didnt know he never eat half boiled eggs before =.=)

Eggs, highly controversial food due to its high nutrient but very high cholesterol too. There are all kinds of egg eaters, LoL... Half-boiled egg eaters, Only-Hard-boiled egg eaters, Non-yolk egg eaters, Raw egg eaters etc... and i guess its the only food that has so much ways to cook or serve it... except microwaving =.=

Now... lets talk bout the yolk... Yolk has all the vitamins and minerals of the egg in it... The egg white is just only the proteins... Bare in mind, throwing away the yolk equals throwing away vitamin A, D, E, K, B-complex, Choline, Carotenoids, Many minerals particularly Iron and the list goes on...

But yolk is high in cholesterol! Cholesterol is actually producing in our body and excreted if there is a surplus. Now... Some people might hav high cholesterol level in their blood, which claimed to increase the risk of heart attack (half true only, tats another story, mayb covered in the future), and they wanna reduce the cholesterol level by reducing intake. That's a wrong approach.

Here's the case. When ur body needs more cholesterol, eg. to maintain the elasticity of blood vessel to prevent rupture from hypertension, ur body will skyrocket ur cholesterol level. Now think about it, should u be finding the real problem (the disease) tat cause hypertension (a symptom, not disease!) or treating hypercholesterolemia (another symptom, not disease!)? Its OK to take eggs, for the sake of other nutrients. Your body will balance out by reducing cholesterol production. There's even a research suggest that Lecithin in eggs actually reduce cholesterol absorption.

So... Go take more eggs!

More Reading: The Truth About Egg Yolks, More on Eggs, Interesting Egg Facts

5 comments:

jfook said...
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jfook said...

Wow, is it applied on all eggs?? Cos i love preserved eggs as well..

XtasyM said...

LoL... preserved eggs are good for taste buds but not for u :) checked out the process to prepare the egg... salted egg obviously very salty while century egg use alkaline fermentation... BOTH arent healthy :)

I would recommend Kampung chicken eggs. The biggest diff u see its the yolk colour, not a pale one like commercial eggs, and the colour comes from carotenoid content...

Omega-3 rich egg not bad too...

Sin Yee a.k.a Michelle said...

hey, hw 2 embed an youtube video in da post??? help me... ned 2 embed sumthg bt suddenly realized i dunno hw...hehe..

XtasyM said...

There's a embed code at the youtube page... juz copy the code

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