For a while there’s been a huge confusion as to the nutritional value of eggs.
You might be worried about the cholesterol content, stay away from eggs altogether or have no concerns with eating them.
In this post I plan to set the debate straight.
First, even though eggs are high in cholesterol (215 milligrams per large egg) they also contain a bunch of other valuable nutrients like protein, B vitamins, vitamin A, and iron. What’s even better is that including eggs in your diet won’t leave your wallet empty as they can fit into your budget easily.
Because health organizations recommend you to reduce your cholesterol intake it’s probably a good idea to consume the yolks moderately.
However if your intake of meat, fish, poultry, and dairy products is low, then you can get away with eating eggs more often.
The egg whites on the other hand, don’t contain cholesterol so you can go crazy with this part of the egg. A pretty cool way to get more bang for your buck is to add some extra egg whites or milk to an omelet or any other egg related dish.
If you’ve been to a grocery store lately you’ve probably also noticed the new omega 3 eggs. These eggs not only provide you protein but also omega 3 fatty acids.
These eggs are produced by hens that have been fed flax seeds, that are super rich in the same fatty acids you get from fish. And just FYI each omega 3 egg contains about eight times more omega 3 content than a regular egg.
Either way if you love ‘em or hate ‘em eggs provide you with some serious heath benefits and is definitely a food that will provide your body with some “eggcelent” nutrients.