Let’s taste the healthy side of an egg!
What’s in that egg?
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.
Yes! 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) and 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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