We all know this age-old question – Is it safe to eat eggs every day, and if yes – how many?
Nutritionally, they are awesome. One large egg has about 70 calories. They are a great source of protein and also help stabilize blood sugar levels. Its’ protein is very high quality and provides all the essential amino acids.
Eggs are known for containing antioxidants that can reduce the risk of heart disease, stroke, and some cancers.
Is An Egg A Day Dangerous For You?
A study published in the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition found that eating an egg a day was not associated with increased heart risks. Another study proved eating one egg a day was not associated with an increased risk of coronary heart disease and stroke.
Since the link between excess weight and heart disease is well established, they are awesome for appetite control. Multiple studies have shown that this food is more filling than other standard breakfasts (like chicken sandwiches and cereal.)
But it’s not all ponies and rainbows with eggs. “They contain as much as 1.6 grams saturated fat, more than half the fat in an egg — 2.7 grams— comes from heart-healthy monounsaturated and polyunsaturated fatty acids (including omega 3’s) combined.”
One large egg contains about 180 milligrams of cholesterol. Doctors advise that we keep our cholesterol intake at 300 milligrams daily. For people with type 2 diabetes or high LDL (bad) cholesterol levels, it’s as low as 200 milligrams per day.