Eggs have received a bad rap over the years. While they are rich in protein and nutrients, they also contain cholesterol, and they have been blamed for raising cholesterol and contributing to heart disease. But the reality is that the dietary cholesterol in eggs has only a small effect on raising blood cholesterol. After reviewing the research, I’ve always believed eggs are an essential part of a low carb diet. Five years ago, I wrote a blog about how eating an egg a day does not increase the risk of heart disease or stroke and could potentially lead to an increase in “good” or HDL cholesterol. Even better? People who ate eggs for breakfast lost more weight and felt more satisfied than people who didn’t eat eggs for breakfast. And now, a new study in the journal Heart following over 415,000 participants in China over nine years that compared non-egg eaters with people who ate eggs, shows that eating an egg a day is associated with a significantly lower risk of heart disease.
Once again, this is “egg-celent” news. It’s good to know that eggs are a perfectly portioned and protein-rich part of your healthy low carb lifestyle. Check out these low carb egg recipes for breakfast, lunch and dinner:
Start your day with this hearty breakfast, which features bell peppers stuffed with chorizo sausage, ground beef, eggs and cheese.
This protein-rich French salad is traditionally made with tuna, olives, green beans and hard-boiled eggs and other vegetables. Hard-boiled eggs are also “egg-celent” snacks and a protein-rich addition to any salad.
Beef Enchilada Topped with an Egg over Spaghetti Squash
Here’s a low carb one-skillet meal, topped with a fried egg, that satisfies your enchilada cravings.