Eggs are a smart choice as part of a balanced, healthy diet. As well as Protein they’re also a good source of vitamins and minerals. Unfortunately, there are many myths surrounding eggs. We’re going to discuss “Are eggs bad for you?” and crack other egg related myths.
Are Eggs Bad for You?
With so many tasty and convenient ways to eat eggs, they’re a staple go to part of a healthy diet. However you have likely heard comments such as “the yolk is the bad part” or “eggs will raise your cholesterol”. Information can be conflicting with views and opinions changing regularly over the years.
Eggs Will Raise Your Cholesterol
Studies and reports have recently confirmed that consuming foods high in cholesterol does not lead to having higher blood cholesterol. Infact, some research has shown that if there is any increase it’s your ‘good’ cholesterol (HDL – High Density Lipoprotein) which helps reduce your ‘bad’ cholesterol (LDL – Low Density Lipoprotein). The more HDL cholesterol we consume the less the body (the liver) needs to produce.
Egg Yolks are Unhealthy
While it is true that the yolks of the egg contain more fat than egg whites, as with all research it’s recently been shown that not all fat is bad for you. Most of the fat in eggs is of the unsaturated variety which means they’re heart healthy.
While as with all foods there should be a sensible moderation applied to eggs, if you’re still unsure we would recommend speaking to your doctor.
Eggs Increase the Risk of Food Poisoning
Whilst there can be bacteria on the shell as well as inside the egg following standard food safety will ensure that you’re at no higher risk of food related illness. Just like you would do with cooked/raw meat don’t cross contaminate, wash hands thoroughly after working with eggs as well as cleaning surfaces and utensils.
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