Healthy Eating
February 18, 2019 By Rosie Schwartz
The truth about eggs

Eggs are not only full of important nutrients (protein; choline; vitamins A, D, and B12; folate; iron; and zinc), but are also convenient and cheap. Yet many people still wonder about whether they can eat them regularly. The confusion is based on old scientific research from many decades ago when scientists believed eggs had a powerful effect on raising blood cholesterol levels (which in turn could increase the risk of having a heart attack or stroke). Research now shows this is not the case.

For most people—including those with diabetes—the current recommendation is that eggs can be eaten daily. This goes for the whole egg, not just the whites, as most of the nutrients are found in the yolk.

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