Eating omega 3-enriched liquid eggs can improve blood triglyceride
levels, boost heart health, and help families reach their daily
recommended intake of omega 3, according to the results of a clinical
trial published in Food Research International.
The trial, conducted by University of Guelph researchers Emily Rose
and Bruce Holub, showed that a breakfast consisting of Burnbrae
Farms’ (Guelph, Ontario) Naturegg Break-Free Omega 3 liquid eggs
decreased blood triglyceride levels by 32%, reduced the
triglyceride/HDL-cholesterol ratio by 37%, and produced a moderate
reduction in blood pressure levels without impacting serum cholesterol.
The EPA and DHA blood levels of the test subjects rose 96% and 210%
respectively, significantly lowering their estimated cardiovascular risk
The Naturegg Break-Free Omega 3 liquid egg used in the study
delivered 630 mg of both DHA and EPA.A 50 ml serving of Naturegg
Break-Free Omega 3 would provide a total of 250 mg of EPA and DHA, twice
the average daily intake of EPA and DHA omega 3 in the North American
The clinical trial involved 16 healthy men with moderately elevated
triglyceride levels in their blood–greater than 90 mg per deciliter of
serum (I mmol/L). The men, between the ages of 30 and 65, were assigned
to either eat an omega 3-enriched liquid egg breakfast or a control
breakfast for an initial 21-day period, followed by the alternate
breakfast for a second 21-day period. The two periods were separated by
a washout period of 10 weeks, during which time the subjects returned to
their usual diets.