For decades, mainstream medical “experts” demonized one wholesome, farm-fresh food enjoyed by millions of Americans.
They said eating this food would increase cholesterol and, therefore, our heart disease risk.
But two recent studies show that they were all wrong, all along.
In fact, this healthy food appears to be a safe choice for men and women most PRONE to developing heart disease! (Adding it to your balanced diet may even be one of the secrets to achieving “super longevity.”)
Let’s jump right in…
A delicious way to ward off heart disease
As you may have guessed, I’m talking about eggs—which I consider to be one of the healthiest foods on the planet. (Especially organic eggs, from free-range chickens.)
And now, two recent studies help back my stance—especially when it comes to fighting and preventing heart disease…
For the first study, published in the prestigious American Journal of Clinical Nutrition, researchers with the University of Sydney, Australia, looked at the effect of egg consumption on men and women with Type II diabetes or prediabetes.
(I thought it was smart that the researchers chose to focus on this group of people, as they run a MUCH HIGHER risk of developing heart disease than the rest of the population.
So, if eating eggs were found to play a role in increasing heart disease in any way…this would definitely be the group you’d want to focus on. Because their cardio-metabolic “biomarkers” are probably already elevated.)
First off, the researchers divided the participants into two groups: “high-egg” eaters (who ate more than 12 eggs per week) and “low-egg” eaters (who ate fewer than two eggs per week).
Then, they tracked a wide range of cardiovascular “biomarkers” and risk factors, including:
- Body weight
- Blood sugar or A1C (the long-term measure of blood sugar)
- Blood pressure
- C-reactive protein (CRP) or interleukin-6 (IL-6)—which are both associated with chronic inflammation
- Blood lipids (fats)
- Cholesterol (though, remember, I do NOT consider cholesterol as a risk factor for heart disease)
Well, after six and 12 months, the researchers observed ZERO difference in these risk factors between “high-egg” eaters and “low-egg” eaters. In other words, eating lots of eggs did NOT increase these serious, cardiovascular risk factors.
In the end, eggs appear to be a safe—and healthy—choice for everyone. Including those most prone to developing heart disease (and Type II diabetes).
Not to mention, some of the most well-known super-agers (those who remain healthy well into 100 years of age) eat them regularly…
The following “super-agers” sure do love their eggs
I remember former U.S. Surgeon General C. Everett Koop (who had served under President Reagan from 1981 to 1989) told me at breakfast one day in 1995 that eating two or three eggs each day was the secret to his successful career as a world-renowned surgeon. He also credited his morning egg routine as the reason why he had enough stamina to work such long days in his 70s and 80s.
Even Emma Morano, who was the oldest person in the world when she died in 2017 (at the age of 117 years), credited her remarkable longevity to the three eggs she ate every day for nearly a century.
Of course, in addition to eating eggs, there are dozens of natural strategies to stay vibrant, youthful, and healthy well into your 70s, 80s, 90s—and beyond—as I outline in my protocol, The Insider’s Ultimate Guide to Outsmarting “Old Age.” To learn more, or to enroll, click here.