13bn This many eggs were eaten in the UK in 2017, according to egg-industry statistics. That’s roughly 200 per Brit. No yolk.
A University of Illinois study suggests the high lutein content of egg yolks may help defend against the onset of dementia. A Harvard study has also linked the all-star compound to a decreased risk of vision degeneration in old age. Cracking. Two large ones not only serve up 12g protein, making them a great choice post-strength training, but eggs contain more than double the amount of cancer-fighting riboflavin and brain-boosting vitamin B12 found in chicken. Eggs have roughly the same amount of fat as they do protein, and are a source of cholesterol. But it’s untrue that you need to stick to four a week max. Cholesterol in food has little effect on the cholesterol in your blood – it’s sat fats you should swerve, so try to poach rather than fry. ‘Whole eggs are a rich source of choline – a little-known nutrient that’s useful for brain and nervous-system health. Because they’re rich in vitamins B12 and B6, they’ll also help with energy release from food.’ Rhiannon Lambert, Harley Street nutritionist (@rhitrition)