Monthly Archives: May 2014
A few years ago there was a little-known debate going on in the world of life extension and anti-aging about not eating eggs. Surprisingly this had nothing to do with cholesterol. Instead, the concern was that eggs are high in the amino acid methionine which was shown to accelerate aging…or more precisely, limiting methionine was shown to possibly extend lifespan. Life Extension has a good summary of this research without having to sift through PubMed. At the time I was well into the process of creating the field of Longevity Nutrition. After some investigating, I published this post discussing all of the wonderful health benefits of eggs and the caveats of methionine restriction with regards to life extension. Now that we know that My favorite part of the whole article discusses how the high concentration of methionine likely acts as a signal for fecundity as it travels through the entire food web. Here is a great article that is scientifically accurate discussing the health benefits of eggs that was recently published in Business Insider by Kris Gunnars. Enjoy!