How many eggs can we eat a day?

The study analyzes data from international studies and indicates that an egg a day does not represent a health risk, in addition to offering benefits. However, they argue, it is better to maintain a varied diet.

The egg is one of the most important foods of different diets in the world, because it is cheap, nutritious and healthy. The health effects have been studied by researchers who have come to suspect a possible negative impact on health, and currently claim that eggs can be an important ally for a nutritious and healthy diet.

To reinforce knowledge about eggs, a recent study analyzed which would be the most suitable portion for frequent consumption of this food. The study, published in The American Journal of Clinical Nutrition reveals that, after analyzing a large amount of data from international studies, it concludes that eating an egg a day does not represent an increased risk of cardiovascular disease and mortality .

The study also associated this moderate consumption with blood cholesterol levels and found no significant effects.

In addition, the egg offers other properties that are beneficial to health, as the ABC newspaper points out: vitamins A, D, E, biotin, pantothenic acid and folic acid; important minerals like phosphorus, iron, zinc and selenium. In addition, choline, a nutrient considered essential that is related to cognitive improvement.

With the study, the researchers reinforce that the consumption of one egg a day, or seven eggs a week, is safe for health. However, they do not suggest eating eggs every day. After all, as several experts have shown, the ideal of a healthy diet is the variety of healthy foods, choosing between vegetables, fruits, whole grains, nuts, legumes and also animal proteins.

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