Eggs every day or not?
Do you enjoy eating eggs? But recently heard about eggs harming heart health, don’t worry. If you live a healthy lifestyle, you can eat eggs guilt-free.
Is it okay to eat eggs every day?
So, how many eggs per day is good enough?
Eggs are rich in protein, providing amino acids, stabilizing blood sugar levels, and having about 70 cal. in one large egg.
Nutritionally, eggs have a lot to offer.
It is also a great source of selenium that fights cell damage caused by free radicals.
One large egg carries Vitamin B- riboflavin that helps produce energy from carbs, Vitamin D- needed for bones & teeth health, and supports thyroid and other immune functions.
The yolk of the egg contains antioxidants that help reduce aging, degeneration, cataracts, strokes & heart diseases, and even cancer.
But is having an egg every day, okay?
One large egg contains about 180 milligrams of cholesterol. Rather, cap dietary cholesterol at 300 milligrams daily. For those with heart disease, type 2 diabetes, or high LDL (harmful) cholesterol levels, the American Heart Association and National Cholesterol Education Program (NCEP) suggest limiting cholesterol intake to 200 milligrams daily.
Researchers found eating an egg a day was not associated with an increased risk of coronary heart disease and stroke.
When making scrambled eggs, omelets, and frittatas, try to limit yourself to one whole egg (and add a few extra egg whites and fresh vegetables). It’s okay to have a few additional egg whites during the week.
Egg whites are a low-calorie food, with just 17 calories — opposed to 71 per whole egg. They contain no saturated fat or cholesterol, making them a popular choice for those watching their cholesterol levels or suffering from diabetes or heart disease. Egg whites do not contain carbohydrates or sugar.
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