i love eggs and eat them regularly. Because of my family's long history of good health and regular usage of age, I did not take the "egg scares" of the last 20 years seriously and continued to enjoy 1-2 almost every morning. Recently, I read that eggs had been "redeemed" in the views of the nutritionist's of the world and were no longer reputed to cause cholesterol and heart conditions. Great!
Then I read the following information — this is actually the third source I've seen in three weeks — and am wondering what to do now.
Since most of the nutritional value of an egg is in the yolk and the whites are basically tasteless, I have a hard time wrapping my mind around the concept or reason for an egg white omelet as suggested here. Guess egg beaters would be the best option for me. I have no one to eat the yolks, if I separate eggs, and I just don't want to throw them out — too wasteful.
After reading these next comments that I lifted from LifeScript this morning, what are your thoughts on (1) healthiness of eggs for diabetics and (2) ways to get the good egg flavor without the risks?
Do you eat an egg a day? If you have diabetes, your breakfast habit may double your risk of a heart attack. A study of more than 17,000 men and women found that eating up to one egg a day did not increase patients' risk for a heart attack or stroke unless they had diabetes, reports the American Diabetes Association (ADA).
For diabetics, eating one egg a day doubled the risk for a heart attack in men and raised the risk of heart attack in women by 50%.
So does this mean you have to give up your favorite scrambled egg or omelet recipe forever? Certainly not. Use egg whites instead of the high-cholesterol yolks.
Egg Beaters and other egg substitutes give you the taste of eggs without the yolks. But if you don't want to buy extra groceries you can separate the eggs yourself. The ADA says it's OK to have one yolk every now and then, so you can mix one yolk with two or three egg whites to give you the taste and volume without all the high cholesterol. Add your favorite fresh herbs (cilantro, rosemary) and a few vegetables (mushrooms, tomatoes, asparagus), and you'll have a gourmet breakfast that's healthy for you too.
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