Body composition changes with age, reduction in skeletal muscle mass and other body proteins such as organ tissue, blood cells and immune factors.
Eggs can play a role in meeting the vitamin and mineral requirements of older adults. 40 something years is not considered old. I’m way over 40 and a breakfast such as this (pic) fills me with satisfaction – scrambled with a bit of fruit and bread to enjoy with a glass of cold milk, yes milk!
In the past, some dietary experts did warn us about egg intake. But as nutrition research continued and our understanding of diet has improved, most healthy eating guidelines now state that eggs have little to no impact on the cholesterol levels of average, healthy people.
The Heart Foundation guidelines put no limit on how many eggs average, healthy people can eat. The guidelines state that eggs have almost no effect on blood cholesterol levels and recommend regular egg consumption as part of a dietthat is rich in whole foods and low in saturated fats.
While eggs do contain high levels of dietary cholesterol, multiple studies have shown they have little to no impact on the body’s blood cholesterol levels when consumed as part of a healthy diet.
Current evidence indicates there is no association between the number of eggs consumed and increased risk of coronary heart disease in most people. Eggs have a neutral relationship with heart health, meaning they neither increase nor decrease the risk of heart disease in the general population.
Importantly, eggs contain nutrients such as folate and long chain omega-3 fatty acids that may be associated with protection from heart disease or its risk factors.
Now that the Heart Foundation has lifted all restrictions on egg consumption for average, healthy people, you’re free to eat eggs without limitation – as part of a healthy diet, of course.
However, people with an increased risk of heart disease should consume no more than seven eggs per week as part of a heart-healthy diet.