They Lied: Eggs are Not Healthy

“It is easier to change a man’s religion than to change his diet.”

Margaret Mead

I always cringe when I hear people say they are going to start eating “healthy”, and suddenly eggs, boiled eggs specifically climb to the top of the list of healthy foods to consume for breakfast, lunch, and snacks. This is by design, as the food industry stealthily hijacks nutrition recommendations to increase their bottom line.

Eggs are not a health food. In fact, eggs have no nutritional value and humans have no biological need to consume eggs. Here are a few facts about egg consumption:

  • 60% of the calories in eggs are from fat
  • One egg has double the amount of cholesterol as a Big Mac
  • Those who eat the most eggs have a 19% higher risk of cardiovascular disease
  • Consuming at least one egg a day may increase the risk of Type 2 diabetes by 60%

The History of Eggs & Bacon

The history of eggs begins with the history of bacon and breakfast. In the 1920’s, pork product producer, Beech-Nut Packing Company wanted to increase consumer demand for bacon. They hired advertising and public relations expert Edward Bernays (nephew of Sigmund Freud) to get the job done. He asked 5,000 doctors to confirm that eating a heavy, protein rich breakfast was more beneficial to the American public. 5,000 doctors agreed and a crafty marketing campaign ensued to show bacon and eggs as the quintessential breakfast. And it worked because not only did Beech-Nut’s profits rise, but over 100 years later every American instinctively thinks of “bacon and eggs” as breakfast.

The history of egg consumption is rooted in increasing profit, not health. The food industry will do whatever it takes to get rich, while we get sick.

Eggs have no nutritional value, and they should be eliminated from the diet wherever possible. I want to let you know that being healthy, happy, and whole is not as complicated as they would like you to believe. Here at Melanin Rich Wellness, we help the Black community reverse chronic dis-ease by leveraging the power of Intermittent Fasting to improve physical health. Download the free guide to Intermittent Fasting today and begin your journey to health freedom.

References

  1. Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine. (2022). Health Concerns With Eggs. https://www.pcrm.org/good-nutrition/nutrition-information/health-concerns-with-eggs#:~:text=Eggs%20are%20also%20loaded%20with,%2C%20cancer%2C%20and%20all%20causes.
  2. How Bacon and Eggs Became the American Breakfast. (2012). www.americantable.org

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