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How Many Calories In An Egg? It Depends!
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How Many Calories In An Egg? It Depends!

How many calories in an egg? This is a common question that many dieters have. Eggs, as most of us know are packed full of nutritional health benefits. However, eggs sometimes get a bad rap due to the egg yolk’s caloric content and cholesterol.

Health Benefits of Eggs: Well to begin, eggs are known as a SUPERFOOD, they are inexpensive (best if bought locally) and they are full of vitamins, minerals, amino acids and of course protein. They help the body in a variety of ways including improving eyesight, speed up the growth of hair and nails, prevent different types of cancers, improve concentration and regulate the brain, help to have a healthy pregnancy, and a lot more.

Eggs and Weight Loss: Did you know that because eggs are such an excellent source of protein (they actually contain all 9 EAA’s (or essential amino acids) that the body needs they can actually help you with your weight loss? This is because the 9 EAA’s help to control the speed at which calories are absorbed into the body. The body’s metabolism functions best when healthy foods are introduced into the diet. Calories are burned faster and the metabolism speeds up helping to control and manage weight loss.

Balancing Eggs into the Diet: So if you weren’t yet aware, a regular chicken’s egg contains about 5 grams of fat. However, many of us dieters may want to ask how many calories in an egg without it’s yolk? What is the total when the yolk is separated, and is this still going to provide the same kind of health benefits to the body?

Well it’s true that more than half of the total calories of an egg are found in its yolk. If you just opt to eat an egg white you may want to know that it’s primarily made up of water and protein, there is almost no fat and the white, unlike the yolk, doesn’t contain any cholesterol. This is why people who are put on a diet that is a low-cholesterol diet, are encouraged to either buy the cartons of egg whites, or to separate the yolk.

How many Calories in an Egg that’s non-prepared:

  • Egg White
  • Egg Yolk

How many Calories in an Egg that is prepared:

  • Poached Egg
  • Fried Egg
  • Hard-boiled Egg
  • Scrambled Egg

If you are meal planning and are wanting to incorporate eggs into your diet you should definitely be aware of the fact that the amount of calories found in a regular egg will not be the same as that of an egg prepared differently. If you like to eat eggs and are wondering how many calories in an egg eaten like the following, the answer might surprise you!


Street Talk

Very interesting and informative article! I never considered eggs as bad food and I eat them around twice a week. But i did not know they have so many health benefits.

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  about 5 years ago

Yeah they're amazing! thanks for the comment:)

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  about 5 years ago
Kyle  

Great article. Often times people (and diets) tend to default eggs as a health food, let alone a super food. Eggs are not only low in calories, they taste good. There are also much worse sources of cholesterol out there. Most people don't hesitate to pick up a bag of chips, eat a burger, or chow down on a big steak, yet they look at an egg as though it is "bad" food. Eggs should be a part of ever diet. There are lots of nutrients (as you mention) in the yolk, and a lot of protein within the whites.

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  about 6 years ago
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