Stroke is one of the non-communicable diseases that cause death in Indonesia. Based on data of Basic Health Research (Riskesdas) in 2013 has the Ministry of Health, the number of people with stroke disease in Indonesia reached more than two million people. But that does not mean stroke can not be prevented. Your risk of heart disease and stroke can be controlled by living a healthy and balanced diet and exercise routine. One of the simple dietary changes you can take to prevent the risk of this deadly disease is to regularly eat one egg every day. Why, instead of high cholesterol eggs?
|Stroke Disease Can Be Prevented by Eating Eggs One Grain Each Day|
High cholesterol is a major cause of stroke
Among several known risk factors for heart disease, high LDL cholesterol is one of the most important risk factors. Some studies have found that high cholesterol can greatly increase the risk of coronary heart disease and stroke.
Diet is a determinant of LDL cholesterol levels in the body, so people are encouraged to maintain a healthy and balanced diet. The American Heart Association recommends people to consume no more than 300 mg of cholesterol daily to minimize the risk of heart disease.
Eating one egg every day can prevent a stroke
A study in the United States collected and reviewed several studies from 1982 to 2015 involving more than 275,000 participants from various countries. Most studies reviewed test the association between the amount of egg consumption and the risk of heart disease and stroke.
The study found that people who consume one egg every day had a 12 percent reduction in the risk of stroke, compared to people who consumed less than two eggs per week. The decrease in the risk of stroke occurrence affects both types of stroke, namely ischemic stroke and hemorrhagic stroke. However, the researchers found no significant association between the amount of egg consumption and the risk of heart disease.
Is not eggs high in cholesterol?
It is true that chicken eggs are one of the foods that contain high cholesterol, especially in the yellow. One yolk contains almost 186 mg of cholesterol, while the recommended daily cholesterol consumption limit is 300 mg. Moreover, the yolks contain phosphatidylcholine which then converts the body into a compound that can increase the risk of heart attack, stroke, or death.
But on the other hand, eggs also contain many other nutrients, such as minerals, proteins, and unsaturated fatty acids that can reduce the risk of cardiovascular disease. Eggs also contain antioxidants that can reduce oxidative stress and inflammation, and contain vitamins A, D, and E. Vitamin E has been known to reduce the risk of heart attack and prevent blood clots in the arteries.
Although eggs including high cholesterol, keep in mind actually saturated fat is much more important role to increase cholesterol levels in the body. You are also advised to keep limiting your intake of eggs in a day. Consumption of two eggs alone has exceeded the recommended limit, not to mention the cholesterol that we can from other foods. Also balance your egg consumption with other healthy foods, such as vegetables and fruits.