• Eggs could be considered a super food.

What’s the Deal with Eggs?

By |2018-08-09T15:00:08+00:00March 28th, 2018|

You may have heard conflicting information about whether eggs are good for you or not. Eggs have a higher amount of cholesterol than other foods so many people have strayed away from eggs to avoid raising blood cholesterol levels.

one fried eggStudies have shown that eggs don’t actually seem to raise cholesterol levels in the blood when consumed in moderation, and in fact have health benefits. What is considered to moderation? One egg per day is a healthy amount. If you want more than one egg you can always add egg whites to bulk up the amount of egg.

Benefits of Egg

Eggs are a great source of protein; there are 6 grams of protein in one large egg with all nine essential amino acids. Another benefit is that eggs have choline, which helps with cell activity in the liver and brain. Eggs are also carbohydrate and sugar free which makes them good for breakfast to help sustain energy.

Egg Safety

Dyed Easter eggsTo keep eggs fresh always refrigerate and place in the back of the refrigerator, not in the door to avoid temperature changes. Eggs can usually be kept up to 3 weeks after purchase. After a month eggs will lose their freshness. Do not eat cracked eggs because bacteria can contaminate the egg. If you dye eggs for Easter, they should be hard boiled. They should be discarded if left out for more than 2 hours.

About the Author:

Amy Wilson
Amy has worked as a Clinical Dietitian for NKCH since 2001. Her current focus is working with dialysis patients, although she has worked with a variety of patients and disease states throughout her career at NKCH. In her free time, she loves spending time with her family, watching her kids play various sports, and enjoying the outdoors.

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