by Shona Botes

(NaturalNews) The past 20 years have unfortunately seen eggs getting a bad rap for contributing to high cholesterol levels in people. But after scientists at the Harvard School of Public Health decided to do extensive research and follow the diet of 117 000 nurses over an eight to 14 year period, they discovered that there was actually no difference in heart disease risk in those who consumed more than one egg a week.

Eggs are an excellent source of protein and are also low in calories, with an average size egg providing only 70 to 80 calories. They also contain choline, which is an important nutrient for healthy brain functioning, and it also helps to reduce inflammation and regulate the cardiovascular system. Two large eggs can provide up to 252 mg of choline, provided that the yolk is eaten, as this is where it is found.

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