An egg a day keeps you healthy

Any egg consumption needs to be part of a healthy lifestyle, Chinese study finds

A daily egg may reduce the risk of heart disease and strokes, BBC reports.


Experts stress any egg consumption needs to be part of a healthy lifestyle to be beneficial, Chinese study finds.


The study follows years of bad press for the egg - from salmonella scares to cholesterol fears. Its results were published in the journal Heart.


Doctors encourage people nowadays to eat eggs as part of a healthy diet, as they are one of nature's most nutritionally dense foods - containing high levels of protein, Vitamins A, D, B and B12, as well as lutein and zeaxanthin that can help prevent eye damage in old age.


One - even two - a day is absolutely fine," says Dr Frankie Phillips, of the British Dietetic Association. Perhaps the only caveat, says Dr Phillips, is that eating too much of any one particular food means missing out on other nutrients in other foods.


Fears of salmonella and how to cook the eggs.