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Nutritional Information for Eggs

Eggs are one of the most highly nutritional foods that you can eat. In fact, one average sized egg contains about 75 calories, 6.25 grams of protein, and 220 milligrams of cholesterol. It also contain large amount of vitamins, minerals, macro and micronutrients (including but not limited to: carotenoids, choline, betaine, and many others). In essence, in one small package, eggs provide our bodies with essential amino acids.

Why then do eggs have such a bad reputation? Well, there is no way around it, eggs do contain fat and cholesterol, and for some people they shouldn’t consume too many. This is because there are two types of cholesterol. The first is dietary cholesterol (commonly found in food) and blood cholesterol (commonly found in our bodies.) For most people, 300 milligrams of dietary cholesterol (amount recommended by American Heart Association) a day doesn’t have a detrimental effect on their body cholesterol levels. However, for some people this amount increases their blood cholesterol levels. Therefore, it is paramount that you know exactly how many milligrams of cholesterol that your body can safely consume without affecting your blood cholesterol levels.

So, if your body can handle it, there is no need to avoid or limit your intake of eggs as they provide us with nutrients that our body needs to function. If, however, you’re one of those folks whose blood cholesterol levels increase based on the amount of dietary cholesterol you consume and for health reasons, you can’t intake 300 milligrams of cholesterol a day, you probably don’t have to limit eggs altogether, just eat the egg whites (as they are cholesterol free) and find comfort in knowing that you’ll still receive many of the benefits of eating eggs.

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