Here’s Why Eating 1 Egg per Day Is Just as Bad as Smoking 5 Cigarettes

A study published in the Journal of Atherosclerosis Research found that regular egg consumption could put your health at grave risk.

The average American consumes about 247 eggs every year. This is over 40 percent more than the world per-capita average. Because egg yolks are loaded with cholesterol, a known risk factor for coronary artery disease and heart attacks, they are as dangerous as cigarettes according to scientists.

Canadian researchers examined 1,231 patients with an average age of 62. They used ultrasound measurements of the carotid arteries to establish the presence and quantity of atherosclerotic plaque. Smoking was measured in “pack-years” and egg yolk consumption in “egg yolk-years.”

The results were mind blowing. Researchers found that eating one egg per day was just as bad for your heart as smoking five cigarettes per day! A single large egg contains more than 180 mg of cholesterol, and the average American consumes almost five eggs per week. No wonder heart disease is the number one killer.

Egg production is as cruel as eggs are unhealthy.

One of the most egregious cruelties of egg production is the extreme confinement of hens. Most hens live out their lives in barren battery cages with less floor space than the size of a sheet of notebook paper. What’s more, because male chicks don’t lay eggs or grow quickly enough to be raised profitably for meat, they are often killed within hours of hatching. Some are ground up alive while others are gassed or suffocated.

Don’t believe us? Just watch this Mercy For Animals undercover investigation at Gray Ridge Egg Farms, one of Canada’s largest egg producers.


The best way to protect your health and innocent chickens from a lifetime of misery is to switch to a healthy and compassionate plant-based diet.

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