From the UK’s Daily Telegraph;
Scientists have discovered that eggs produce proteins that mimic the action of blood pressure-lowering drugs. And fried eggs are especially beneficial. Researchers, from the University of Alberta in Canada, showed that when eggs come in contact with stomach enzymes they produce a protein that acts in the same way as prescription only Ace inhibitors.
It comes just days after nutritionists concluded that the type of cholesterol found in eggs has minimal effect on raising heart disease risks.
Until just a few years ago the British Heart Foundation advised people to eat no more than three eggs a week.
But the British Nutrition Foundation concluded that it is healthy to go to work on an egg.
It is saturated fat, rather than the cholesterol found in eggs, that is the main dietary culprit in raising cholesterol levels. Smoking, being overweight and lack of exercise also influence blood fat and cholesterol levels and heart disease risk.
Researcher Professor Bruce Griffin, of the University of Surrey, said: “The ingrained misconception linking egg consumption to high blood cholesterol and heart disease must be corrected.
“The amount of saturated fat in our diet exerts an effect on blood cholesterol that is several times greater than the relatively small amounts of dietary cholesterol. The UK public do not need to be limiting the number of eggs they eat.
“They can be encouraged to include them in a healthy diet as they are one of nature’s most nutritionally dense foods.”