Eggs are among the most nutritious foods on the planet. they are one of the best protein sources—but then there’s the whole cholesterol thing.
Imagine that a single egg can turn into a baby chick!
Note that we’re talking about yolks here. You can have unlimited egg whites, which are mostly protein (and not a whole lot else).
All the fat soluble vitamins are found in the yolk, so if you remove that, yes, you are removing the fat, but you also remove a lot of nutritional value
People believed that if you ate cholesterol, that it would raise cholesterol in the blood and contribute to heart disease.
The truth is that cholesterol is a very important part of the body. It is a structural molecule that is an essential part of every single cell membrane. Without cholesterol, we wouldn’t even exist.
Eggs consistently raise HDL (the “good”) cholesterol. For 70% of people, there is no increase in Total or LDL cholesterol. There may be a mild increase in a benign subtype of LDL in some people.
A single large boiled egg contains:
- Vitamin A:6% of the RDA.
- Folate:5% of the RDA.
- Vitamin B5:7% of the RDA.
- Vitamin B12:9% of the RDA.
- Vitamin B2:15% of the RDA.
- Phosphorus:9% of the RDA.
- Selenium:22% of the RDA.
- Eggs also contain decent amounts of Vitamin D, Vitamin E, Vitamin K, Vitamin B6, Calcium and Zinc.
How Much is Too Much?
eating eggs is perfectly safe, even if you’re eating up to 3 whole eggs per day, the right amount of eggs is totally dependent on the rest of your diet. So, if you’re already getting plenty of protein and fat from other meals, eating a three-egg cheese omelet for breakfast every day is not a good idea..
Of course, if you are worried about your intake, consult your Doctor for a correct diagnosis, and, as always, the key to a healthy diet is moderation.