Is It Safe to Eat Eggs Every Day?

No single food has been associated with more mixed messages than the humble egg. One year, doctors are touting the egg's nutritional content and health benefits, then a few months later, they're warning consumers about how eggs can potentially raise cholesterol and thus might raise the risk of heart disease. The cycle repeats itself endlessly. Is it safe to eat eggs every day? Here's everything you need to know about the health benefits and risks of eating this delicious, popular breakfast food.

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Eggs are Rich in Nutrients and Protein

Eggs are packed with essential vitamins and nutrients, and with a full 6 grams of protein per egg, they're a great way to stay full. For people looking to increase their protein intake or those who are trying to lose weight, eggs are an excellent option. Eating eggs with high fiber foods like oats, buckwheat, or quinoa will help keep hunger at bay and offer a healthy, hearty way to set you up for the day. White bread or bagels may taste good but they aren't the healthiest options. Enjoy your eggs on their own (hard-boiled is a good way to eat them), poached or scrambled with a little extra virgin olive oil.

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It's True Eggs Have Cholesterol

But this isn't a bad thing, per se. On average there is 185 mg of cholesterol in a large egg. However, it's saturated fats that raise LDL (aka “bad”) cholesterol levels in the body. In reality, eggs can raise HDL (“good”) cholesterol levels. The takeaway, eggs aren't the cholesterol-raising bombs they were once thought to be, and eating them may help lower your overall LDL cholesterol levels.

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There's No Link with Heart Disease

Recent studies have indicated there's no link between eating an egg a day and heart disease. Another study found eating a single egg a day may help lower the risk of heart disease and may help reduce the risk of having a stroke.

So is it okay to eat an egg a day? Doctors and the supporting research suggest there's no harm in eating one egg a day. Because there's not been any research done into what happens when more than one egg a day is consumed. If you want to eat eggs every day, you might want to keep it down to a single egg.

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