Are Eggs Good or Bad for You?
What came first, the chicken or the egg? Unfortunately, this isn’t the only debate surrounding eggs. For the last 30+ years, there has been an ongoing debate about whether eggs are good or bad for you. With everyone from doctors to health experts weighing in on the situation, you would think that everyone would have come to the same logical conclusion. Unfortunately, this is not the case.
Eggs are one of the healthiest foods available, and if anyone says differently, then they are either influenced by outside sources (like the sugar industry), or just don’t know anything about basic biology. If you are still on the fence about eggs being healthy or not, let me help by ending the debate once and for all.
Why People Think Fat is Bad
The biggest reason why people are even debating whether eggs are healthy for you is because of the sugar industry, and their immoral values. Because they wanted to make more money, they falsified studies conducted by Harvard in the 1960s. They paid off Harvard researchers to release information that said eating diets high in fats were bad for you, and that instead you were better off eating diets high in carbohydrates. Is it any wonder why Americans are so fat today? If you want to blame anyone besides yourself for your bad eating habits, then 100% of the blame goes to the sugar industry.
Fat Doesn’t Convert to Fat
Here’s the funny thing about the egg debate. Fat doesn’t convert into body fat. It is either used as energy, or broken down into glucose, just like carbohydrates. If your body has too much glucose or blood sugar, then it will store the excess as body fat. In fact, you are much more likely to get fat if you eat a diet high in carbohydrates.
Carbohydrates easily turn into glucose. Glucose is the preferred source of energy for your body because it is absorbed so quickly. Unfortunately, because it is absorbed so quickly, you are more likely to get fat from eating carbs, not fats.
If blood sugar levels are elevated, then your body won’t use the fatty acids for energy. Instead, they will be restored. So, as you can clearly see, carbohydrates are responsible for storing body fat. Also, its excess glucose that is responsible for most types of heart disease, and diabetes.
When you eat cholesterol, it doesn’t elevate your cholesterol levels. That’s not how it works. Again, cholesterol and fat are broken down into glucose before they can be used for energy. If your glucose levels are too high, then your body won’t use the fatty acids for energy. Instead they will continue to circulate in the blood, elevating your cholesterol levels.
If you want to lose belly fat or build muscle, a diet containing eggs will help. Eggs are one of the most potent sources of amino acids, the building blocks of life. Also, eggs are one of the healthiest foods you can eat. So, next time someone says that eating eggs are bad for you, check and see how fat they are, and if they have heart disease or diabetes. Then politely tell them that you don’t agree with how they think, and show them your ripped abs. That should shut them up for good.