Eggs don't cause high cholesterol: Cracking 8 common myths about eggs

Nikhil Abhyankar

The World Egg Day is observed on the second Friday of October to raise awareness about its benefits.

Myth: Having lot of eggs in a day is bad for health. Eggs are highly nutritious, containing many key nutrients including high quality protein, vitamin D, selenium, iodine, choline and omega-3 fatty acids. "Researchers have looked at the diets of people, and they have suggested that consuming eggs every day is not associated with cholesterol problems or heart disease", said Angeli Misra (Director Lifeline Laboratory).

Despite its great reputation in the world of health and nutrition, there are many myths around eggs that you probably believe in or have grown up listening. Here's busting a few of them. Read here to know the myths and replace them with facts.

They can enjoy their eggs sunny side up for the first time in 30 years - since the salmonella crisis - because the Food Standard Agency has revised its guidance on eating runny yolks following a new study. Now, as far as cholesterol is concerned, Bengaluru-based nutritionist Dr Anju Sood told NDTV: "Even in the egg, there are parts you can pick and choose from".

Then junior health minister Edwina Currie said most egg production in Britain was infected with salmonella. "Two egg whites a day are adequate protein for the day".

Myth: Eggs increase the blood cholesterol level and should be avoided. Lot of studies have been done on this myth and it has been concluded that eating eggs and heart disease are not linked.

A report by the Advisory Committee on the Microbiological Safety of Food (ACMSF) found the presence of salmonella in British eggs has "dramatically reduced" in recent years. So no matter how much you wash the eggs, the bacteria will not be removed.

Fact: Experts believe that up to three whole eggs per day are perfectly safe for healthy people. Nutritionist Rupali Dutta says: "One or two eggs a day are adequate for a decent protein intake. If you are a hardcore non-vegetarian, eating large quantities of eggs a day, along with red meat and chicken, is not quite recommended".

Fact: Eggs come from chickens, and chickens harbour Salmonella bacteria.

The risks are also "very low" for eggs carrying the British Lion mark - which account for more than 90% of eggs in the UK.

Fact: Many people have certain preferences when it comes to the colour of the egg shells. Both white and brown are healthy and they have the same nutritional values.

Heather Hancock, Chairman of the Food Standards Agency, said: "It's good news that now even vulnerable groups can safely eat United Kingdom eggs without needing to hard-boil them, so long as they bear the British Lion mark".

Related News:



Most liked

$1.21 EPS Expected for Avery Dennison Corp (AVY)
Captrust Financial Advisors bought a new stake in shares of Avery Dennison Corporation during the second quarter worth $130,000. It is positive, as 32 investors sold AVY shares while 164 reduced holdings. 12 funds opened positions while 25 raised stakes.

Why You Should Still Hold ICICI Bank Limited (NYSE:IBN) Stock Today
It represents a security's price that, if achieved, results in a trader recognizing the best possible outcome for his investment. Whereas, in last 21 trading days (one month) was moved up -9.43% and plunged in last 63 trading days (quarter) of -10.31%.

Bayer sells units to be able to complete Monsanto takeover
It said it would use the proceeds of the sale to partially refinance the planned acquisition of Monsanto , which it still hopes will close in early 2018.

Brooklyn home inventory hasn't been this low in a decade
The days on market was 81, down from 92 last year and the listing discount was 2.8 percent, up from less than a percent last year. According to Corcoran's report, the median is $733,000, and the average is $856,000, based on 1,670 closed sales.

Chelsea 2/5 to triumph in Saturday's Premier League game with Crystal Palace
Physio Room do not believe it's likely that either of Alvaro Morata or N'Golo Kante will be available for Saturday's game. Chelsea have won the Premier League title in two of the past three seasons under Jose Mourinho and then Antonio Conte.

Gunmen loot bank in Shopian district
On Thursday, gunmen looted over five lakh rupees from a branch of the J&K Bank in Bijbehara area of Anantnag district. Gunmen on Friday looted cash from a branch of the Jammu and Kashmir Bank in south Kashmir Shopian district.

Love Baahubali? Here are the details of SS Rajamouli's next two films
After the massive success of Baahubali series, all eyes are on what SS Rajamouli will choose to make next. Danayya, whose credits include "Desamuduru", "Julayi", "Cameraman Ganga Tho Rambabu" and "Naayak".

Baxter International Inc (BAX) EPS Estimated At $0.59
Finally, BidaskClub downgraded Baxter International from a "strong-buy" rating to a "buy" rating in a report on Monday, July 31st. Also, it has an estimated price-earnings (P/E) multiple of 23.14 and a trailing 12-month price-earnings (P/E) multiple of 37.63.

Direxion Japan Bull 3X (JPNL) TEMA Showing Positive Momentum
Focusing on developing and maintaining a solid plan may end up being a useful tool when obstacles eventually pop up down the line. The Average Directional Index or ADX is a technical analysis indicator used to describe if a market is trending or not trending.

Jaypee tells SC to hive off Yamuna Expressway project
Jaypee Associates told the apex court that it has an offer worth Rs. 2,500 crore and sought permission to "hive-off" the project. The Supreme Court had earlier asked Jaypee Associate to deposit Rs 2000 crore by October 27 for paying troubled home buyers.

Twelve Apostles evacuated, fire contained
Guests from hotel being evacuated. "We are very busy at the moment trying to make sure that everyone is safe", he said. A further 10 firefighters are on standby and are attending to flare-ups at the five-star 12 Apostles Hotel.

Officer reportedly shot in New Orleans East
After a call of an officer's life "in danger" in New Orleans East, an NOPD officer has died in the line of duty. There was a large police presence in an apartment complex near where the shooting happened.

Indian Woman Sends SOS After Being Tortured by Employer in Saudi Arabia
The woman informed that she is living in the city of Dawadmi in Saudi Arabia, which is 200 km from the capital Riyadh. In her video message, the woman has plead to be rescued from the clutches of her abusive employers.

Mikel Merino signs for Newcastle from Borussia Dortmund in permanent deal
However, despite not reaching that figure he has now concluded his permanent move after making only eight appearances for the Bundesliga side.

Court defeat means Jacob Zuma is running out of road
He also conceded that a decision to withdraw charges that was based exclusively on the timing of the indictment was irrational. The NPA argued that determining the date for the serving of an indictment on Zuma was politically motivated.