So i got bombarded with a load of junk about eggs being good for you. Supposedly citing studies that show the new science that disproves all that previous nonsense.
Once again, i beg to differ.
Here’s the first article i was pointed to as proof that eggs are good for you:
Let’s look at what it says about fats from part 2. Eggs Improve Your Cholesterol Profile and do NOT Raise Your Risk of Cardiovascular Disease
The thing is, many studies show that eggs actually improve your cholesterol profile.
Eggs tend to raise HDL (the “good”) cholesterol and they tend to change the LDL (the “bad”) cholesterol to a large subtype which is not associated with an increased risk of heart disease
One study discovered that 3 whole eggs per day reduced insulin resistance, raised HDL and increased the size of LDL particles in men and women with metabolic syndrome (5).
Let’s read this properly shall we?
“Eggs tend to raise HDL”, does not mean that they do so in such a way as to be beneficial. What this page fails to state is that eggs raise LDL far more than they raise HDL. It’s nice to just leave the bad things out while only stating the good things.
“and they tend to change the LDL (the “bad”) cholesterol to a large subtype which is not associated with an increased risk of heart disease” only states that “they tend to”. It doesn’t state, or show, that the large increase in LDL caused by egg consumption — omitted here because it doesn’t suit the author — is changed to any significant level for it to make any difference even if large LDL was perfectly ok.
But the truth is is that large LDL has not been shown to be harmless. It has only been shown to be less harmful than small LDL. Like saying that being stabbed by a knife is better for you than being shot with a gun.
Let’s look at some proper science on the subject and see where all this nonsense actually came from…