This Article is About
daily recommended intake
cholesterol problems
saturated fats
snack food
negative news
muscle building
Are Eggs Good For You? The Verdict!
Join 1000's of Authors at StreetArticles Today!

Are Eggs Good for You? The Verdict!

There has been a lot of negative news about eggs recently and certain media are claiming that eggs are bad for you, some even comparing eating eggs regularly being nearly as bad for your heart as smoking. I think this is going a bit overboard and today I want to answer one simple question for you; are eggs good for you?

Argument #1: Each Egg has 1/3 of Your Daily Intake of Cholesterol

High levels of cholesterol is bad for your heart, that is a proven fact. An egg has 186 milligrams of dietary cholesterol and each egg is about 1/3 of your daily recommended intake of cholesterol. The difference is that this is "dietary' cholesterol which has not been linked to cholesterol increases in the body.

Saturated fats are the problem. People who consume diets that are high in saturated fats have cholesterol problems.

Argument #2: The Egg White is the Only Healthy Part

This is bogus information. Sure the egg white contains on average of 3.8 grams of protein per egg, it is by no means the most healthy part of the egg. The yolk is where, yes, all of the cholesterol and fat is stored. But it is also where all the AMAZING nutrients can be found.

Here are just some of the health benefits and nutrients contained in an egg:

Choline - essential for cell membrane functioning

Dietary Cholesterol - serve as the framework for many of the hormone systems in your body

Leucine - An amino acid responsible for muscle building

Folate - Good for the brain!

Vitamin A, Vitamin D, Vitamin E

Argument #3: Eggs Make You Fat

You may have heard that the fat calories as a percentage in eggs is over 60%. While this is definitely the case, this can actually lead to weight loss! Yeah, this may seem counter-intuitive, but the high levels of protein and fats in an egg can actually lead to increases in satiety hormones, the hormones that are responsible for telling your brain you are full.

If you want to test this, eat ONE egg (70 calories) and then try eating 70 calories of your favourite carb heavy snack food (the actual culprits of weight loss). I think you will find that you will feel much more satisfied after eating the egg.

Argument #4: People Are Healthier That Don't Eat Eggs

There is no empirical proof of this. People that eat eggs, that also eat bacon and also eat fast food are unhealthier than those that don't. However, someone who eats two eggs every morning as part of their breakfast that is in good shape and that does not eat meals regularly that are high in saturated fat is much healthier than someone that is overweight and that regularly eats meals high in saturated fats.

The irony in most of these discussions about eggs being "bad" for you have stemmed from folks that appear to be unhealthy themselves. I can honestly say that every single person that I know that eats eggs every day (and there are a lot of them) are all in shape and healthy.

So, what is the verdict? Are Eggs good for you?

I am an advocate of eating eggs. I have a very low overall cholesterol rate and I eat two eggs each and every day. I am in good shape. I am still young (30 years old) so if you are "anti" egg, you may question whether or not I will be able to sustain this for the rest of my life.

Well I believe so. My grandfather ate 2 eggs every day for his entire life and lived well into his 90's. Perhaps this REAL evidence proves that they are not so bad after all. The next time that someone criticizes eggs the should think twice about eating that steak or that meal out at their local fast food joint that are high in saturated fat, the real culprit of cholesterol and heart problems.

The best thing is to eat organic eggs when possible as you will not be subject to the hormones that are given to non-organic chickens. The terms "free run" and "grain fed" are also very important when looking to buy eggs, so make sure you check the packaging for this information.

**Here is the fragmented story that was written by Brian Fung over on Atlantic. You can position anything as being bad if you don't use a lot of facts and you use weak studies to "frame" something as being bad.

Street Talk

Great article

  about 7 years ago

Good Article eggs can give much proteins and vitamins it is also much energetic food ,mostly supplements which are used by sportsman and builders are made from egg protiens.

  about 7 years ago

Great article. I cannot imagine living without eggs for breakfast. They make me feel more energetic.

  about 7 years ago

I have a giant omelette every morning and I have never felt better. Of course it will also depend on the types of foods that the hens are being given to determine the nutritional value of your eggs. Fresh farm eggs for me. They might cost more but I get them from the farmer and I know what he feeds them or allows them to eat. He does not believe in round up so I buy his eggs. LOl

  about 7 years ago

Great article Kyle... I read this article of yours a while back, and everytime I see some of the hype against eating eggs, I am reminded of your words. I've loved eggs since my teens, but I gave them up about a decade ago because my cholesterol was getting too high, and of course, eggs were a big part of the problem. What a bunch of bull! I just started eating organic eggs everyday a couple of weeks ago... what a wonderful, healthy treat they are!

  about 7 years ago

After budgeting I wound up eating mostly eggs, rice and a few green vegetables, some dried homegrown fruit, small amount of choclate for energy while working ( I know sugar and bad stuff) but really the main center piece was a lot of eggs and rice. Regular testing blood draw was taken and it was said that it was the best one ever! Cholesteral something like 115 and nothing indicating my liver or any other organ out of wack. I thought with all those eggs and the hype about them that it would show up on the results but just the opposite. I am 60 grew up on a farm and my dad was 97 and others in my familiy lived well into 80s and 90s often eating a lot of eggs. Great food an like you say best if not fed chemicals or factory farm slave type chickens. Good Article

  about 7 years ago

Very good article

  about 9 years ago

I love eggs and I advocate for their consumption if done in an educated and sustainable way. Buying local from the farmers market or a local vendor is the best as far as eggs go. Some packaging and labeling can be very deceiving. Also you will not find hormone use in chicken farming in the United States as it is illegal. You will, however, find antibiotic use is wide spread and common.

  about 9 years ago

I love my eggs! In fact, I will go make two now! Great article by the way..

  about 9 years ago

wow that's great insight have just enjoyed reading it.

  about 1 decade ago
You May Also Like
Can Dogs Eat Eggs?
I keep chickens. Not many, but they are all excellent layers even in the middle of winter. Every morning at an early hour I collect eggs from the previous day and, occasionally on my return to the house, I drop some. Now people would say, get a basket or something,…
By: Janice Watson in  Pets  >  Dogs   Feb 13, 2013  
  Likes: 10

Why Shouldn’t You Be Afraid Of Honey Calories?
Many people have incorporated honey in their daily diet but some are still in doubt as to whether it can make you fat or not since honey calories are quite many. Every food and beverage that we take in has a corresponding caloric content. A calorie is a measurement of…
By: Balas Raluca in  Womens Interests  >  Beauty Products   Apr 11, 2012  
  Likes: 0

Skinny Girls! Discover Exactly Which Foods To Eat To Gain Weight
Knowing what to eat to gain weight for skinny girls is even more influential to your success of building a sexy, curvy physique even more so than your training simply because food serves as the building blocks of your body. This article will reveal to you which foods to eat…
By: John Baines in  Health and Fitness  >  Build Muscle   Jul 12, 2014  
  Likes: 0

Getting Pregnant Over 40 - Things You Need To know About Getting Pregnant Over 40
Whether you are a first time mother to be, or perhaps you have already experienced the miracle of childbirth before, getting pregnant over 40 can be the most daunting challenge you may ever have to face. Now without trying to scare you, there are some important things you must consider.Your…
By: Malcolm Smith in  Health and Fitness  >  Womens Issues   Nov 03, 2011  
  Likes: 1

Lose 7lbs In 7 Days Without Going To The Gym
I talk to a lot of people who are carrying approximately 7lbs more than they would like to, so I have written this article to explain how you can get rid of 7lbs without even going to the gym. Yes it is possible to lose 7lbs in one week without…
By: Harry in  Health and Fitness  >  Weight Loss   Feb 27, 2012  
  Likes: 2

Saturated Fats Might Increase Risk And Symptoms Of Colitis And Other Digestive Conditions
According to a new study published in the journal, Nature, increased consumption of saturated fat, such as that typical of the Western diet, may increase the risk of colitis and may also increase some of the severity of its symptoms. That study, led by Eugene Chang found that saturated fats,…
By: amie nogrady in  Health and Fitness  >  Diseases   Jun 15, 2012  
  Likes: 1

Truth About Healthy Saturated Fats And the Role they Play to Help You Belly Fat
If you have been doing abdominal exercises, it is very important to consider proper nutrition as part of your health regimen. As one of the most controversial topics as far as human health is concerned, sufficient knowledge of nutritional foods is essential. Considering the fact that many so-called “health products”…
By: Charles4 in  Health and Fitness  >  Weight Loss   Sep 26, 2011  
  Likes: 0

Creating Beautiful Six Pack Abs
Indeed, six pack abs are a beautiful sight! The most beautiful thing about them is the hard work and discipline that goes into them, but only those who have gone through it all will truly understand. If you wish to be one of those people, you are going to have…
By: Chip Paulson in  Health and Fitness   Jul 22, 2013  
  Likes: 0

Eat A Rainbow - But Why?
Nathan Waters - totalhealthperformance Many people recommend eating all the colours of the rainbow and I believe this is good advice. Different colours contain different types of phytonutrients that help reduce the risk of chronic diseases such as diabetes, heart disease, and cancer, and they also help our immune system…
By: Nathan Waters in  Health and Fitness  >  Nutrition   Jun 08, 2016  
  Likes: 3

Is Fasting Healthy? - The Answer, And The Entire Point
Yes, fasting is healthy. Starving is not. There is a big difference. Whenever the topic of fasting comes up, I always think of the episode of Spongebob where Spongebob and Patrick are running from the law (because they stole a balloon, on Free Balloon Day), and Patrick accuses Spongebob of…
By: Bobby13 in  Health and Fitness  >  Nutrition   Jun 04, 2016  
  Likes: 1

What to Eat And Lose Weight
When it comes to what to eat and lose weight, no matter what kind of plan you are following or creating for yourself, there's going to be a few key rules you're going to want to keep in mind. They are as follows: 1. Eat what humans are designed to…
By: Bobby13 in  Health and Fitness  >  Nutrition   Jun 02, 2016  
  Likes: 0

What Fruits Make for The Best Smoothies
We probably don't eat enough fruit in the raw. But we value them tremendously. Especially in smoothies. They create the creamy texture and bring sweetness. Plus a whole host of nutrients. Freeze 'Em You already know this but if you want a creamy and cold smoothie without ice, freeze your…
By: James McLoughlin in  Health and Fitness  >  Nutrition   Jun 02, 2016  
  Likes: 0

Breakfast And Requirements Of Your Body
No one can deny the importance of breakfast, indeed the most essential meal of an individual. Unfortunately many of the people do not pay much attention towards this meal and they probably take it for granted which is very unfair. Everyone has his or her own choice regarding what to…
By: jasmine william in  Health and Fitness  >  Nutrition   May 31, 2016  
  Likes: 0

Fat Burners
Lose Weight Faster Than Ever Before with Phen 375… Phen 375 Formula With so many customers in the world looking to reduce weight, the weight loss product market is always going to be huge. One of the most popular supplements to enter this area is Phen 375. This formula aims…
By: sasav in  Health and Fitness  >  Nutrition   May 28, 2016  
  Likes: 0

Watch Out for the 9 Signs Of Dehydration
Our bodies are composed of a lot of water. For adult males, its 60% while for the ladies, its 55%. Imagine if the water levels go down significantly, all sorts of problems can set in. Whether you’re physically active or just going about your everyday routine, you can get dehydrated.…
By: Baburaj Devi in  Health and Fitness  >  Nutrition   May 16, 2016  
  Likes: 0

Article Views: 4810    Report this Article