Why Eggs Belong on Your Plate

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Hi, Dr. Miller here. Have you sworn off eggs? If the thought of eating the incredible, edible egg is as scary as an envelope with the IRS return address on it, it's time to take a second look. First, for most people the cholesterol in eggs doesn't increase the risk of heart attack, stroke, or impotence.

Second, eggs really are almost as perfect as walnuts or avocados. Here are three great new reasons to put them on your plate. Your stomach convert some of the protein in eggs into peptides that act like the active ingredient in blood pressure controlling drugs called ace inhibitors. People on a low calorie eating plan who had two scrambled eggs and toast with jelly for breakfast, lost 65% more weight than those who had a bagel with cream cheese in the morning.

Why? High protein eggs are super satisfying, so you don't feel the urge to overeat or over-snack later. Eggs are a great source of Vtamin B12, a nutrient that seems to protect the brain from age related shrinkage. That helps keep your mind sharp. For more ways to nourish your health, keep watching all our smart tips.