Contrary to popular belief, eggs actually help lower your cholesterol, and that’s eating the whole egg, yolk included! Eggs have gotten a bad rap over the years with all the hype about cholesterol but they are actually one of the most nutritious foods you could eat. They contain all the essentials for growth. Their high levels of cholesterol is largely modified by their high levels of lecithin, actually a cholesterol-lowering agent. Lecithin is an essential element in every human cell. It is also a natural emulsifier, which means it helps turn fat into liquid inside the blood vessels and keeps plaque from building up on vessel walls. Eggs contain a near-perfect composition of amino acids which is the raw material your body needs to make its own antioxidants. These antioxidants help to body to slow cancer, prevent cataracts, and prevent the build up of LDL (the bad cholesterol). So eat an egg today, lower your bad cholesterol while at the same time increasing your good cholesterol (HDL)!
Dr. Madalyn Perry is a chiropractor in the Elm Grove area who works with patients to reach their wellness goals through natural processes. Performance Chiropractic Center is located on the boarder of Elm Grove and Wauwatosa on BlueMound Rd.