Until just a few years ago the British Heart Foundation advised people to eat no more than three eggs a week.
Fried eggs for breakfast could help keep blood pressure down, say researchers.
The UK public do not need to be limiting the number of eggs they eat.
Scientists have discovered that eggs produce proteins that mimic the action of blood pressure lowering drugs.
Eggs reacte with stomach enzymes to produce a protein that acts in the same way as blood pressure medications such as Ace inhibitors.
And fried eggs are especially beneficial.
It comes just days after nutritionists concluded that the type of cholesterol found in eggs has minimal effect on raising causes of heart disease such as high blood pressure.
But the British Nutrition Foundation concluded that it is healthy to go to work on an egg.
It is saturated fat, rather than the cholesterol found in eggs, that is the main dietary culprit in raising cholesterol levels. Smoking, being overweight and lack of exercise also influence blood fat and cholesterol levels, raise blood pressure and increase heart disease risk.
All in all eggs truly are the flavour for those suffering blood pressure – now we can justify our eggy guffs – eggy farts lower blood pressure
“The ingrained misconception linking egg consumption to high blood cholesterol and heart disease must be corrected.
“People can be encouraged to include eggs in a healthy diet as they are one of nature’s most nutritionally dense foods.”