The Truth About Eggs

I was reading this article in a magazine about eggs and thought it was a good idea to share it with you ladies:

  1. Don’t consume more than SEVEN whole eggs a week. But if you suffer from high cholesterol or are at risk of heart disease, eat no more than two egg yolks a week
  2. As egg whites are pure protein, those on high-protein diets can consume as much as they like without having to worry about cholesterol. While the yolk contains cholesterol and fat, it also has vitamins A, D, E and K, essential fatty acids, folate and carotenes
  3. A chicken egg (55g) contains 220mg of cholesterol: a duck egg (70g) at whopping 620mg: and a quail egg (9g) 75mg. The daily maximum recommended intake of cholesterol is 300mg – so one egg (220g) makes up more than 70 percent of your daily cholesterol intake
  4. Eggs are the only food that contain all nine amino acids that are essential to good health; meat and dairy products contain only seven or eight. Choose eggs that are enriched with Omega-3 fatty acids or those with lower cholesterol.

In summary, eggs, taken in moderation, can be part of any healthy diet.

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