Seeing The Good In Eggs

That high-protein, low-carb diet you've dialed in is great for shedding fat and building lean mass. Unfortunately, it can have a downside. Low-carbohydrate diets have a tendency to promote whole body inflammation and lower the 'good' cholesterol HDL. What can you do to reduce the possibility of these adverse effects? Eat more eggs.

University of Connecticut / Storrs researchers found that including eggs in a low-carb diet not only increased HDL levels but also reduced the chemical markers of inflammation. Eggs may also play a role in controlling blood sugar.

The Bigger Picture: It's easy to see how that phrase The Incredible Edible Egg got started. But remember to resist the temptation of enjoying too much of a good thing. Most healthy adults can consume an egg a day. If you're concerned about cholesterol, you may want to remove the yolks before cooking.
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