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4 Myths about eggs
Buy item | 11 May 2010 | 5 mins ago

‘4 Myths about eggs that you must know before planning a diet’

‘What came first? Egg or the Chicken?’ Well, if you don’t know the answer to this question, your world isn’t going to change much. However, there are few myths associated with eggs, the answer to which might toss aside many presumptions while relishing a balanced diet.

‘The Egg white vs Egg yolk debate

Eggs are the basic source of proteins along with major essential minerals, protein (7 gm), vitamins (viz. A, B2, B5, B12), good fats (5gm), 77 calories, all essential amino acids and various nutrients. It is also a source of phosphorus, iron, selenium, and others.

Egg whites are fat-free, less calorie-intensive food. It’s the major source of egg protein and the protein content is around 4 grams. It’s now quite obvious that egg yolk is low on protein and high on fat. But hold on. That isn’t all, as egg yolk is the major source of multiple nutrients like fat- soluble vitamins and essential fatty acids. So, the whole egg is the complete nutrition package.

Protein Powerhouse

When it comes to dietary protein requirements, eggs are the easiest and most economical way to achieve that. As discussed above, a single large egg can provide 7 grams of protein, which compared to other food items is considerably high. Just for comparison, 200 ml of milk is comparable to a single egg in protein content.

Eggs vs Your Heart

Eggs have been mostly denied its due as a superfood because of their association with heart disease. The major reason behind this is that they contain cholesterol. A large egg has around 212 mg of cholesterol which is quite high when compared to most other foods. But many studies have claimed that dietary cholesterol in eggs does not affect your blood cholesterol levels. In addition to this, eggs increase the good cholesterol levels in your body with slight tinkering with bad cholesterol. So, there isn’t any conclusive evidence that egg consumption is related to increased heart diseases.

Do eggs cause heart diseases?

As explained earlier, multiple studies have shown that eggs do improve your cholesterol profile by increasing HDL (good cholesterol) and significantly changing the size of the LDL particles which ultimately reduces the risk of heart diseases.

Hope by now, you must be at rest regarding the egg’s importance in your diet and will certainly make you repose your faith in this extraordinary and economical superfood which goes well with almost any food. Egg-zactly! 😉