The True Benefits and Drawbacks of Eating Eggs

There are numerous benefits to eating eggs, but there are also many drawbacks.

1. Eggs are cheap to buy and almost always available in grocery stores, therefore they’re an accessible form of everyday protein.

2. Eggs are a great source of protein and are much simpler to prepare than other protein-rich foods, while still providing plenty of potential for creative cooking.

3. Eggs are an excellent source of the mineral selenium and the B vitamins (B12, B2, and B5).

4. Consuming eggs as part of a balanced diet has been shown to increase vitamin absorption. 

5. A large egg has 75 calories, 6 grams of excellent protein, 5 grams of fat, and trace carbohydrates.

6. Eggs have high cholesterol. One egg yolk has 200 mg of cholesterol, more than half of the US dietary recommendations' daily allowance. 

7. Eggs have more cholesterol than other animal products but less saturated fat.

8. Oxidized cholesterol in our arteries is inflammatory and dangerous. 

9. Researchers say egg yolks are one of the richest sources of lutein, a pigment associated to better eyesight and lower eye disease risk. The retina contains lutein, a blue light filter that protects vision from light damage.

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