Eating eggs for breakfast ‘lowers the risk of having a stroke’

Good news for eggs fans as a daily breakfast of the yolky stuff could reduce your chances of having a stroke.

Scientists have studied more than 30 years of research and concluded that one egg a day can cut the chances of suffering a stroke by as much as 12%.

Study principal Investigator Dr Dominik Alexander, said: “Eggs do have many positive nutritional attributes, including antioxidants, which have been shown to reduce oxidative stress and inflammation.

Benefits: One egg a day could lower your chance of having a stroke (Rex)

"They are also an excellent source of protein, which has been related to lower blood pressure.”

The study also smashed the notion that eggs can increase cholesterol levels and promote heart disease.

Doctor Tia Rains, Interim Executive Director of the Egg Nutrition Centre, added: "This systematic review and meta-analysis underscores prior research, showing the lack of a relationship between eggs and heart disease and now suggests a possible beneficial effect of eating eggs on the risk of stroke.”

One large egg contains six grams of high-quality protein and antioxidants in the egg yolk, as well as vitamins E, D, and A.

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