Author: Robert C. Atkins, M.D.
Source: Dr. Atkins’ Vita-Nutrient Solution
In the name of good health, our fat-fearing society often does things that harm more than help. By renouncing eggs, for example, we scramble the body’s ability to metabolize fat and deprive ourselves of nutrients that are fundamental to avoiding disease, including the heart problems that a low-fat diet ostensibly prevents.
Eggs are one of our only food sources (along with soybeans) of phosphatidylcholine, known otherwise as lecithin.
Phosphatidylcholine (PC) is an essential protector of every cell, especially those of our nervous system, and it also serves as the main source of choline, which in turn is essential to the formation of acetylcholine, one of our most important neurotransmitters.