Eggs are one of those foods that are constantly being debated as to exactly how healthy they are. Researchers have debated the topic for years and years. Some have concluded that eggs are going to flat out destroy your heart and trigger all types of problems, with the big one being heart disease. Others believe that there is just about nothing better for your heart than eggs. Either way, one thing is for sure, eggs are some of the best types of protein available. So, the short answer as to if eggs are actually healthy for you is yes. The question is, how. Healthy are they really?
Eggs and Cholesterol
The fact that eggs are high in cholesterol is one of the larger reasons that people are skeptical over egg health. But there is really no need to worry about the cholesterol content in eggs, because they have just about no effect on your blood cholesterol levels. Cholesterol levels are more affected by saturated and trans fats that you consume.
Basically, the egg itself is not the problem; rather it is the food that you eat with the egg that’s the problem. This means that you shouldn’t eat eggs with a side of bacon all the time. Try making them into a veggie omelet instead.
Tips for Eating Eggs
- The healthiest way to prepare an egg is to boil, poach, or scramble it using low fat milk.
- A quick and easy egg dish is a 3 egg omelet with capsicum, mushrooms, and spinach, served on a slice of whole wheat bread.
- Always eat your eggs paired with a type of vegetable.
- Hard boil an egg, chop it up, and serve it in your salad with a vinegar based dressing.