Wednesday, 12 October 2016

The Recommended Weekly Egg Consumption

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For many decades, people have been advised to limit their consumption of eggs, or at least of egg yolks (the white is mostly protein and is low in cholesterol). Common recommendations include a maximum of 2-6 yolks per week.

I do love my eggs and in fact I eat tem at least twice or three times a week by adding some oil, salt, seasonings and even mixing with some fresh peppers, onion and cheese.

But with eggs making their way into multiple meals a week, I have to wonder how healthy it really is to load up on all those yolks. But For the average person, two eggs a day is totally fine.
But there is one major caveat: “A person needs to look at their total diet to see where they’re getting their saturated fat from,” It’s totally healthy to get two eggs a day, but if you like your eggs scrambled with cheese on them, then you’ve just upped your saturated fat and calories by a lot.”

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The bottom line is that the right amount of eggs is totally dependent on the rest of your diet. A single large egg has about 80 calories, five grams of fat, and six grams of protein. So, if you’re already getting plenty of protein and fat from other meals, eating a five-egg cheese omelette for breakfast every day is not a good idea. But if you know you’ll be on the go and don’t know where your next solid source of protein will come from, go ahead and crack an extra egg into the frying pan before you head out the door.

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