Wednesday, December 18, 2013

Myths and truths: the egg in renal diet

Always remember to ask your doctor before making any change to your renal diet!
From the time the Framingham research during the 1960s connected high-cholesterol to heart problems, eggs have developed a bad reputation. In fact, a single egg yolk provides about Two hundred milligrams of bad cholesterol and most low cholesterol renal diets limit cholesterol to three hundred milligrams or fewer each day.
egss in renal diet

Lately, a new study unveils that it's not the egg yolk to raise cholesterol levels for anyone, even those on dialysis; usually, it's an overproduction of ldl cholesterol from the entire body or even a malfunction in transport of cholesterol in the bloodstream towards the liver. In fact, an eating plan full of saturated fat (and trans-fat) is a lot more harmful in terms of artery-clogging than any egg.
You could possibly remember a tv show financed from the Egg Council with an egg in jail and the statement that eggs are actually free to be a part of a a good (renal) diet. There are many myths plus more truths that each and every man or woman, expecially those on renal diet, ought to know about eggs. 

Myths: renal diet vs eggs

  • Eggs are meant to be eaten only at breakfast
    NOT TRUE: other cultures eat eggs at any time of the day. There are a lot of recipes including eggs for any meal.             
  • A lot of eggs brings salmonella
    NOT TRUE: studies showed that, in every 30.000 eggs only one is infected, and still you can destroy salmonella cooking it at at least 170°F for a min.
  • Eggs raise cholesterol levels
    NOT TRUE: Researches revealed that merely a very few individuals have a rise in cholesterol levels consuming eggs.
  • It is safe eating raw eggs when the shell is intact
    NOT TRUE: salmonella could be present in eggs with unbroken shells  

Eggs and renal diet: the truths

  • Egg's fat has a lower impact on cholesterol than other fats.
  • A big egg contains 100mg of phosphorus and 7gr of proteins
  • Eggs have albumin, the best high-quality protein, fundamental in a renal diet
  • Most of the phosphorus is in the yolk
  • Pasteurized eggs are safe to eat not cooked.
  • All the cholesterol is in the yolk
  • Eggs are one of the cheapest source of good protein

Putting eggs in your renal diet

There are a lot of recipes including eggs that could be suitable for a renal diet. Italian pepper and eggs is one of my favorites, not to mention deviled eggs, omelet, egg salad, etc.

italian eggs and pepper

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