Crack­ing egg myths

Millennium Post - - TOWN -

WIN­TER IS SET to knock on doors soon so its time to get your dose of eggs on a reg­u­lar ba­sis. Go for it with­out hold­ing your­self back.

Re­search has proven that, as op­posed to the pre­vi­ous be­liefs, eggs are ac­tu­ally good for health. 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.

Eggs are low in sat­u­rated fat and they have no trans-fat, only a small amount of choles­terol. Most of the fat present in the eggs are the 'good' un­sat­u­rated fat. take a look at some of the com­mon myths and find out the fact be­hind them.

Myth: Eggs in­crease the blood choles­terol level and should be avoided!

Fact: Eggs should not be avoided as they are an ex­cel­lent source of pro­tein. While mea­sur­ing the im­pact of a food item on our blood choles­terol lev­els, sat­u­rated and trans-fat (the 'bad' fats) lev­els should be taken into ac­count.

Myth: Wash­ing eggs be­fore use can elim­i­nate sal­mo­nella bac­te­ria pres- ent on them

Fact: Sal­mo­nella bac­te­ria are present in­side the egg. Hence, wash­ing eggs will not re­ally help in re­mov­ing the bac­te­ria.

Myth: Hav­ing a lot of eggs in a day is bad for health!

Fact: Sci­en­tif­i­cally it has been seen that up to three whole eggs per day are per­fectly safe for healthy peo­ple.

Myth: White eggs vs brown egg, which is health­ier!

Fact: the dif­fer­ent eggshells colour comes from the pig­ments the hens pro­duce. Hence, both white and brown have the same nu­tri­tional val­ues. Myth: Eat­ing eggs can cause heart dis­ease! Facts: Eat­ing eggs and heart dis­ease are not linked.

Myth: Eat­ing eggs can help in pre­vent­ing blind­ness!

Fact: Eggs can help in pro­tect­ing our eyes with age-re­lated blind­ness be­cause of the var­i­ous

kinds of nu­tri­ents they are loaded with.

Myth: Buy­ing eggs from lo­cal farm­ers is safer.

Fact: There is no guar­an­tee that farm­ers' mar­ket is a safer op­tion as com­pared to the gro­cery store.

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