What’s in that egg? There many myths about eggs. Most of the time, we are advised to eat them in a certain way to enjoy health benefits. But, what is the healthiest way to eat eggs? This remains a puzzle for many. Here we will help you solve your doubts and make healthier choices. It’s a powerhouse of nutrients, and yes including that egg yolk. There are several misconceptions about that sunny part of an egg which is sometimes ignored by many because of its high cholesterol level. There’s always a tussle between the two: egg whites or whole eggs? Which one is better and more nutritious. Let’s start and see who’s better. 🙂
Egg whites or Whole Eggs?
They do have high cholesterol but the brighter part of it is that it doesn’t adversely affect Blood Cholesterol and they have so many nutrients when compared to egg whites alone.
- It is rich in vitamins A, D, E, B12, K, and minerals such as folate, iron, and riboflavin. High cholesterol from transfats and added sugars are the real culprit here (dietary cholesterol doesn’t contribute much ).
- Our body needs cholesterol too, it makes hormones like testosterone which boosts our energy level, increases absorption of nutrients, keeps you fuller, helps to digest fat, aids weight loss, improves heart health, increases immunity, bone density, and eye health, and most importantly helps to build muscle.
- The amount of cholesterol one should have per day is 300mg and eggs contain more than half of it that is around 200mg – 250mg, so they should be consumed in moderation.
- But, the good part is the cholesterol found in the egg is heart-healthy and raises good cholesterol(HDL) which contributes to reducing bad cholesterol(LDL). They don’t affect blood cholesterol and lowers your risk of heart disease.
- One egg has around 70-80 calories(depending on its weight) .It is a nutrition bomb. 🙂 This means they provide many nutrients in just a few calories. So, enjoy them without any guilt and get the most out of it.
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