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3 Myths Around Eggs That Just Need To Stop

Eggs have been a staple in our diets for generations and for good reason. They’re a quick and easy source of protein, vitamins, and minerals. But despite the many benefits of eating eggs, there are still a lot of myths surrounding them that just need to stop. Here are 3 of the most common egg myths that just aren't true.

Myth #1: Eggs are bad for your cholesterol levels

One of the most persistent egg myths is that they are bad for your cholesterol levels. This myth has been around for decades and is based on outdated information. Studies now show that the cholesterol in eggs has a minimal impact on our blood cholesterol levels. In fact, studies have found that eating one egg per day as part of a healthy diet is not associated with an increased risk of heart disease. The real culprit behind high cholesterol levels is a diet high in saturated and trans fats, not dietary cholesterol.

Myth #2: Eggs are high in calories and fat

Another myth surrounding eggs is that they are high in calories and fat. While it’s true that a large egg does contain about 70-80 calories and 5 grams of fat, it’s important to keep in mind that most of that fat is unsaturated, which is the “good” kind of fat. Eggs are also a low-calorie and low-fat food option when compared to many other sources of protein. For example, a 3-ounce serving of skinless chicken breast contains 140 calories and 3 grams of fat, while a 3-ounce serving of lean beef contains about 170 calories and 7 grams of fat.

Myth #3: You shouldn't eat the yolk, only the egg white

Finally, another common egg myth is that you shouldn’t eat the yolk, only the egg white. The truth is, the yolk contains a large portion of the nutrients found in an egg, including vitamins and minerals. The yolk also contains antioxidants and healthy fats, and it's a good source of choline, which is important for brain function. So, there’s no need to avoid the yolk – it’s a nutritious and delicious part of the egg!

In conclusion, it's time to put these egg myths to rest. Eggs are a nutritious, versatile and delicious food that can be part of a healthy diet. So, go ahead and enjoy them, yolk and all!

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