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3 Reasons Why You Should Avoid Eating Egg As You Grow Older.

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What is your opinion on the health benefits as well as the side effect of eggs? In this article, I will be sharing with you important information about egg consumption and how it affects you as you grow old.

No doubt, eggs are among the most popular food to mention when talking about high-quality protein. They are one of the most important foods when you want to grow muscles and get strong. Studies also show that eggs contain a lot of nutrition.

But first, let's take a keen look at some things you probably don't know about eggs. First, the egg is an animal product so it contains saturated fat. We have long known that saturated fat is bad and can raise your cholesterol level. When your cholesterol is raised, it increases the risk of cardiovascular disease.

However, let's check out three reasons why you should avoid eating eggs as you grow old.

1. They are high in cholesterol

Statistics indicate that eggs are by far the number one source of cholesterol, with about 187mg cholesterol per egg. Some claim that dietary cholesterol does not have an impact on our blood cholesterol but if we look at several studies, we find that blood cholesterol is increased by eating dietary cholesterol such as eggs. (Source: Pub Med Central, Nutritional Facts)

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In other words, eating cholesterol means putting cholesterol in your blood.

2. May lead to increased risk of heart attack

Egg yolks contain a compound called lecithin. Your gut bacteria convert this compound into a chemical Trimethylamine N-oxide (TMAO) and a high level of TMAO is linked to an increased risk for heart attack or stroke. (Source: The New England Journal of Medicine)

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3. Risk of cancer.

Do you know that when we eat concentrated sources of animal protein like eggs, our bodies produce higher levels of the hormone-insulin-like growth factor? This hormone stimulates cell division and growth in healthy and cancer cells, this is why higher levels of Insulin-like Growth Factor-1 are associated with increased cancer risk.

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In conclusion, please note that you can replace your protein intake with plant-based sources like beans, lentils, legumes, nuts, and seeds. The plant-based sources contain all of the essential amino acids we need and also give you lots of vitamins and nutrients.

So after carefully reading through it, what do you think about this? Please do well to drop your answers and share your opinion in the comment section below let's discuss.

Hope this article was helpful.

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