Many healthy foods have been unfairly demonized in the past, including coconut oil, cheese and unprocessed meat.
But among the worst examples are the false claims about eggs, which are one of the healthiest foods on the planet.
Historically, eggs have been considered unhealthy because they contain cholesterol.
A large egg contains 212 mg of cholesterol, which is a lot compared to most other foods.
However, many studies have shown that the dietary cholesterol in eggs does not adversely affect cholesterol levels in the blood.
In fact, eggs raise your “good” HDL cholesterol and change your “bad” LDL cholesterol from small and dense to large, which is benign.
One analysis of 17 studies on egg consumption and health discovered no connection between eggs and either heart disease or stroke in otherwise healthy people.
What’s more, multiple other studies have led to the same conclusion.
Just think about it, one egg contains all the nutrients and building blocks required to grow a baby chicken.
Eggs are loaded with high-quality proteins, vitamins, minerals, good fats and various trace nutrients.
A large egg contains:
Only 77 calories, with 5 grams of fat and 6 grams of protein with all 9 essential amino acids.
Rich in iron, phosphorus, selenium and vitamins A, B12, B2 and B5 (among others).
About 113 mg of choline, a very important nutrient for the brain.
If you decide to include eggs in your diet, make sure to eat omega-3-enriched or pastured eggs. They are much more nutritious.
Make sure to eat the yolks, since they contain pretty much all the nutrients.