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For years there has been research on whether eggs contribute to high cholesterol. There have even been suggestions to limit the consumption of eggs within the diet, so is this the truth or a myth?

It’s a myth!

Eggs are a great source of protein and essential vitamins and minerals, they are also an affordable source of high quality protein with many benefits.

The more likely culprits for high cholesterol in the diet is the excess saturated fat in our diets such as full fat cheese, whole milk and fatty cuts of meat. The way in which you can cook your eggs can affect the cholesterol content such as frying in butter, or the addition of cheese. Simply boiling, poaching or scrambling eggs with no fat is a good quality source of protein within your diet and is quick and easy to prepare.

So next time you go to fry that egg, perhaps consider having a poached egg with brown bread!

Egg Facts – so now we know that they’re a great part of a balanced diet – but what else do we know about the humble hen’s egg?

Brown or white?

It’s the breed of hen that determines the colour of the eggshell

How many?

Some hens lay more than 300 eggs a year.

How many calories?

There are under 70 calories in a medium-sized egg

Protein

Eggs are a complete protein source containing all the amino acids that the body needs

Vitamins

Eggs are a great source of vitamins A and D.

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