The good news is eggs have little to no effect on cholesterol for most healthy people.
Dietary cholesterol and blood cholesterol are two very different things. Even for those eating seven eggs a week, dietary cholesterol is not the principal factor affecting the level of cholesterol in the blood for most healthy people.
The main villains revealed.
The main villains affecting blood cholesterol are saturated fats and trans fats. These are the types of fats that need to be minimised in your diet. Watching your fat intake will assist in managing the level of cholesterol in your blood which in turn can have a long-term impact on the health of your heart.
Unlike saturated and trans fats, unsaturated fats are the ‘good’ type of fats as they play an essential role in the body. So just where do eggs stand? One serve (2 eggs) contains around 10g of fat, the majority of which is the healthy, unsaturated type.
The tick of approval.
Eggs now carry the Heart Foundation Tick because they are a nutritious food. They are recommended as part of a healthy, balanced diet that also includes wholegrain cereals, fruits, vegetables, low-fat dairy foods, lean meat, fish, poultry and unsaturated fats.
Perfect for protein.
Eggs provide the highest quality protein of all food sources. Just one serve of two average-sized 60g eggs provides over 25% of the recommended dietary intake for protein. What’s more, because of their high protein content, eggs may help you feel fuller for longer.
An essential part of family life.
At every age and every stage of life, eggs can make a valuable contribution to health and wellbeing. They are particularly useful for people following restricted diets or who have increased nutrient requirements, such as children, pregnant women and the elderly. Eggs may also play a role in maintaining eye health with ageing. And for vegetarians, eggs enriched with omega-3 can help boost their intake of this fatty acid.
Rich in nutrients.
Research has shown that people who eat eggs generally have a more nutritious diet than people who don’t. That’s because eggs are packed full of vitamins and minerals. Many of them, such as vitamin E, vitamin B12 and folate, have been associated with maintaining health and wellbeing.
Finally, Ive included herewith a funny video about the way most of us cook eggs. Watch what the ‘chef’ added to the pan before the eggs.
This is no way to cook eggs
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