Vegan Claims Eggs Are Worse For You Than Smoking

Vegan Claims Eggs Are Worse For You Than Smoking

Plant Based Barb made the claims, but science unfortunately proves otherwise

It’s no secret that smoking is one of the worst things you could for your health.

So much so, the government have set an ambitious target to have eradicated smoking in the UK by 2030.

But according to one vegan blogger, there is something even more detrimental to your health than smoking – and it’s something overwhelming numbers of us are guilty of.

According to a woman going by the Twitter handle ‘Plant Based Barb‘, eating eggs is worse than smoking.

Smoking is definitely worse (Image: Getty Images/Westend61)

So how did she work this out?

In a recent tweet she wrote: “One egg = five cigarettes!?

In response to Barb’s claims there was mostly skepticism  – and many questions.

Using the same misinformation tactics I could argue cigarettes are mostly 100% plant based, therefore all plant based products are harmful and will kill you.

See how stupid that is?

— a mystery wrapped in a taco (@Form52) July 23, 2019

As for the truth about eggs,  Victoria Taylor, senior dietitian at the  British Heart Foundation , told LadBIBLE: “In the past it was thought that people should limit the number of eggs they eat to three to four a week because they contain cholesterol. It is the egg yolks that have the cholesterol.

“However, the misconceptions around eggs and cholesterol largely stemmed from incorrect conclusions drawn from early research that dietary cholesterol contributed to raised blood cholesterol levels.

“Now current research shows that for most healthy people, cholesterol in food, such as eggs, has a much smaller effect on blood levels of total cholesterol and harmful LDL cholesterol, especially when compared with the much greater and more harmful effects of saturated fatty acids found in foods such as butter and fatty meat.

“Eggs are, in fact, low in saturated fat.

“Recent research has also shown that moderate egg consumption – up to one a day – does not increase heart disease risk in healthy individuals and can be part of a healthy diet.”

So by all means quit smoking – but don’t quit your eggs.