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Eating eggs: Myths and Misconceptions

Eggs have been one of the most controversial foods over the years. It seems like every 5 years the word on the street changes from eating eggs are good for you to eggs can kill you. No matter what the media says, eggs have their benefits.

Explaining Eggs

Eggs have some amazing nutritional benefits. In this article we will discuss the myths about eggs and some of its benefits.

Myths about eating eggs

Lets discuss and debunk the two most common misconceptions about eating eggs:

Yolk is useless

First, it’s a misconception that the yolk is useless. Although the yolk does contain most of the calories, it also contains nearly half the protein of the egg and a bunch of nutrients. If you want to save on fat and calories, feel free to just eat egg whites but disregarding the yolk because you think it’s bad for you is silly which leads to point two.

Eggs have a lot of cholesterol

Second, eggs do have cholesterol. However, eating cholesterol does not raise your cholesterol. –
I’m sure a lot of people will get mad at this post either because you’re a vegetarian or because you’re so used to hearing that eggs are bad for you that you refuse to believe differently. You don’t need to eat eggs but they’re a cheap, high quality source of protein and they are loaded with nutrients so I’ll keep eating them. [Also read: High Blood Pressure Patients Diet]

Benefits of Eggs: A protein source

Eggs are one of my favorite protein sources. However, whole eggs are pretty high in calories whereas egg whites are one of the lowest calorie and purest protein foods you can eat. Of course, egg whites don’t taste as good either. This image is 3 egg whites and 3 whole eggs. The egg whites only have 45 calories but the 3 eggs have 180. A trick that I like to use is include one whole egg and then use mostly egg whites. Overall, you get about 80% of the taste and feel of whole eggs yet save a bunch of calories. There is nothing wrong with only eating whole eggs in my opinion. This is purely a way to save some calories.

Amount of calories in eggs

The amount of calories in an egg differs according to its size:

A Small Egg (38g) – 54 Calories
A Medium Egg (44g) – 63 Calories
A Large Egg (50g) – 72 Calories
An Extra-Large Egg (58g) – 80 Calories
A Jumbo Egg (65g) – 90 Calories


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