Health Bytes: Five common myths about eggs, cracked!
Nutritious and convenient, eggs are one of the most commonly consumed foods across the world. And for good reason! However, we have been receiving mixed messages about their nutritional value, which has naturally given birth to various insensible myths about their use. To help you out, here we bust, or rather crack some of the most commonly-held myths about eggs.
Myth: Eggs are high in cholesterol
According to hearsay, eggs are high in cholesterol, and thus might risk you for dreadful heart health conditions. However, many studies have shown that daily egg intake has zero impact on your blood cholesterol levels, while some research even suggests that consumption of eggs actually improves your 'good' cholesterol (HDL). Thus, moderate intake (one/two eggs per day) won't harm you in any way.
Myth: Egg yolks are unhealthy
If you have been shying away from egg yolks, know that they aren't really bad for your health. Although the yolk part does contain more fat and cholesterol than the whites, moderate consumption won't take a toll on your well-being. In fact, the yolks are rich in vitamin D, which is essential for bone health, and healthy fats, required for absorption of fat-soluble vitamins.
Myth: Brown eggs are healthier
We all can guess how this myth might have come into existence. We have been told since time immemorial that brown bread is better than white ones, and brown rice is healthier to its whiter counterpart. That's true, though. But, here's the catch- white eggs are naturally white, and thus their nutritional value is no better or worse than that of brown eggs.
Myths: Diabetics shouldn't eat eggs; Kids/elderly shouldn't be consuming eggs
For diabetics: Research shows that eggs are an important part of a balanced diet, and there is no increased health risk for diabetics, from consumption of eggs. For kids and elderly: A rich source of high-quality protein, and essential vitamins and minerals, eggs are a must for kids and senior citizens, alike.