The Egg Debate: Good or Bad?

Since I was a child I have been hearing mixed rumours on whether eggs are a good or bad thing. I remember my mother warning me not to have too many eggs or my cholesterol would shoot up! Well today I am writing this entry to set the record straight.

“The ingrained misconception linking egg consumption to high blood cholesterol and heart disease must be corrected.”

New research from the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) has provided new insights into eggs and cholesterol. A large egg was measured to contained 185mg of cholesterol, down from the 2002 that measured 215mg. The change in numbers likely reflects changes in the diet given to the chickens, the way animals are bred, etc.

The Real Deal on Eggs

  • One egg a day does not result in increased blood cholesterol
  • Daily egg consumption has no effect on the risk of cardiovascular disease in healthy people
  • Consuming less then 200mg a day can help people at a high risk of cardiovascular disease
  • One egg has 41 international units (IU) of Vitamin D
  • The vitmains/minerals/protein are mainly contained in the egg yolk
  • One large egg contains 6 grams of protein and is a source of calcium, iron, zinc and iodine

Click below to see the full nutritional breakdown of one large egg!

Nutrient Content of 1 Large Egg 2010

“If you need to reduce your blood cholesterol level it is more important that you cut down on the amount of saturated fat in your diet from foods like fatty meat, full fat dairy products, cakes, biscuits and pastries.”

 

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  2. Everything above is correct, eggs are the best, moreover, they make your skin look amazing. People always think that it can increase heat in the body which would result in acne. Boiled eggs, scrambled, milk omlette and my favourite egg drop soup are the best way to consume eggs, please do not destroy it by adding fancy ingredients like masala, too much onions and oil. Tomatoes are the best with eggs.