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Eggs Declared a Winner for Brain Health

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For many decades, there have been debates on whether consuming eggs is beneficial or a risk. A recent exhaustive study by Harvard University’s T.H. Chan School of Public Health, determined that eggs are good for overall health. Researchers initially thought that since eggs contain high cholesterol, there is an increased risk of heart attacks, coronary heart disease, and strokes. However, the study concluded that the only associated finding between high intake of eggs and cardiovascular risk is people with type 2 diabetes. These results are consistent to the American Heart Association 2019 cholesterol advisory and previous guidance from the 2015 Dietary Guidelines Advisory Committee.

Eggs Contain a Variety of Brain Healthy Nutrients

How many eggs a day should you eat?

So how many eggs can you eat every day now knowing that they are jam-packed with vitamins and antioxidants that can boost your brain health? Scientists and nutritionists agree – everything in moderation. Researchers suggests that up to one egg a day is fine. Average it out over the week – you can certainly eat two eggs per breakfast, but just two or three times per week. 

Here are some of my favorite egg recipes!

Interested in learning more about other brain healthy foods?

My series on Brain Boosting Superfoods covers all the top contenders, such as leafy green vegetables, fresh fruits, whole grains, beans, legumes, nuts, olive oil, and seafood.

In 2009 my company, Senior Living Residences, launched our Brain Healthy Cooking Program in an effort to boost the brain and overall body health of seniors living in our Assisted Living communities. Our recipes are full of the foods, flavors and aromas of the Mediterranean. To enhance our knowledge of the Mediterranean Diet we forged a years-long affiliation with Oldways, a nonprofit organization well known for creating the Mediterranean Diet Pyramid.

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