Most people living in the United States, love their eggs. In fact last year, the average American ate 247 of them eggs. But a recent study has found that eating eggs are nearly as bad for your arteries as smoking cigarettes.
Cafe 110 in Omaha whips up eggs everyday. “I guess if there was one food I would take with me, an egg would be the one because it is such a diverse product," Cafe 110 owner Allan Zeeck said.
Many of Zeeck's customers agree with him; however, can a plate of scrambled eggs prove to be the exact opposite of perfect?
That's exactly what a recent study focused on. Doctors found that the effect eggs had on their participants' arteries was 2/3 that of those who smoked cigarettes. And that plaque build up increased exponentially in participants who did both.
The study also found that those who ate three or more yolks a week had significantly more plaque build up in their arteries than those who ate two or fewer per week.
Although he eats eggs, Zeeck believes it is important to keep an open mind.
“It is important to know as much as you can," Zeeck said. "And I think that if people produce substantial evidence proving that this is in fact bad for you, I think people should pay attention to that.”
For more informaiton: http:http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2012/08/120813155640.htm//www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0021915012005047