Eggs: Myths vs. Facts

Eggs: Myths vs. FactsEggs are among the healthiest foods available. Although they are great in value, taste, nutrition and convenience, they have been vilified for a long time. Many people believe that eggs contain high levels of dietary cholesterol. But, a number of researches and studies reveal that eggs do no contain as much cholesterol as it was previously recorded. In fact, healthy adults can eat eggs without worrying about increasing the risk of heart problems. In fact, studies have also shown that eating eggs can lower blood pressure as well.

Recent studies show that a large egg contains no more than 185mg cholesterol. Previously, it was recorded that a large egg contains at least 215mg cholesterol. Similarly, there are many misconceptions which have been swirling around eggs. Here’s a look at some of the myths about eggs and their facts.

Myth: eating eggs raises cholesterol levels in the body.

Fact: dietary cholesterol in eggs is different from the cholesterol that is already in your body. The body is responsible for making its own cholesterol, and it has little to do with the kind of cholesterol you eat. Trans fats and saturated fats fuels the cholesterol making process in the body and eggs contains very little saturated fat. You can find about 1.5g of saturated fat in one large egg which is just a fraction of the saturated fat that can be found in one tablespoon of butter that the egg is cooked in. Eggs are healthy and it would be a bad idea to eliminate them completely from your diet. Read more