How Healthy are Eggs?


by Lauren S Johnson - Date: 2008-07-30 - Word Count: 298 Share This!

 

Up until recently, eggs were widely known as quick, delicious and cheap. However, recent studies have concluded that eggs are unhealthy for the body because they are major contributors of artery clogging cholesterol. One large egg can have as much as 300 milligrams of cholesterol. Since our recommended daily cholesterol intake is at exactly 300 milligrams, eating one egg per day would make us reach our cholesterol peak with just that one item. What about all of the other foods we eat that day? If we add an egg to our daily diet and we still consume other foods throughout the day, we will surely go far beyond our recommended cholesterol intake. So is eating an egg each day a healthy choice or a mistake?

There are numerous points to support both the bad side, and the good side of egg consumption. While eggs may provide the body with unwanted cholesterol, some people may argue that this particular product is vital for our diets because it's a good source of protein, it is low in calories (70-80 calories per egg), it's low in fat, and it has a high nutritional value. But for most people, all of these beneficial factors still don't overpower the negative aspect, which is cholesterol. Many people are very concerned about cholesterol because they want to avoid high blood pressure, heart disease and stroke. It is very wise to be concerned about these things and it is very wise to limit cholesterol intake. That is why many people agree that an egg per day is a bad idea. Unless your diet otherwise consists of absolutely zero cholesterol, eating that one egg will surely make you exceed your cholesterol intake for that day. So limit your egg consumption to approximately one to two eggs per week.


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Lauren S. Johnson writes health articles about fitness and nutrition.
Some of her favorite passions include studying the medicinal benefits of herbal remedies for antidepressants,
diet pills, and hoodia gordonii.

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