Is it safe to eat eggs every day?

In this brief guide, we will discuss the question, “is it safe to eat eggs every day?”. As well, we will discuss why eggs are related to high levels of cholesterol, what cholesterol is, how many eggs can I eat per day, and other concerns about eggs.   

Is it safe to eat eggs every day?

If it is safe or not, it will depend on many factors, such as the family history of the disease, the quantity of other food that you eat that contain high cholesterol, and others. However, if you are a healthy adult with balanced cholesterol levels, it is safe to eat eggs every day. 

How many eggs can I eat per day?

Many factors can be related to the number of eggs you eat per day or per week. According to Healthline, a healthy adult with balanced cholesterol levels, no heart disease history, and a diet with low cholesterol can eat about 1-3 eggs per day. 

What are the other types of food that can increase cholesterol levels?

The number of eggs that you can eat per day is directly related to other foods present in your diet. If you already eat foods that contain high levels of cholesterol, you may eat fewer eggs per week. Below are some examples of food that contain high levels of cholesterol.

  • Cheese;
  • Yogurt;
  • Processed meats;
  • Fried foods. 

What does my family history have to do with egg consumption per day?

According to Healthline, If you have a history in your family of high levels of LDL cholesterol in the blood, presence of chronic disease, heart disease, or obesity it’s suggested that you eat just 1 egg per day or 4-5 eggs per week.  

What do the cooking methods have to do with egg consumption?

Cholesterol is also related to fried foods, so if you fried your egg, you are increasing the ingestion of cholesterol. 

Why are eggs related to high levels of cholesterol?

A long time ago, the consumption of eggs was related to increasing the levels of cholesterol, but nowadays this claim is weak and there are many factors involving the increase in the levels of cholesterol, not just the consumption of eggs.

What is cholesterol?

Basically, there are two main varieties of cholesterol in the organism, which are high-density lipoprotein cholesterol and low-density lipoprotein cholesterol. The levels of these cholesterols can change according to the diet and the presence of dysfunction in the organism.  

What is high-density lipoprotein cholesterol?

High-density lipoprotein cholesterol (HDL) is also called “good cholesterol” because it takes out another variety of cholesterol from the blood, so if you have HDL at high levels it is good and can be beneficial. 

What is low-density lipoprotein cholesterol?

Low-density lipoprotein cholesterol (LDL) is also called “bad” cholesterol because imbalanced levels can increase the chance of the development of heart disease.  

How can I buy safe eggs?

You can buy safe eggs at the grocery store. When buying you can check if the eggs are clean and if the shells are not cracked. It’s recommended to buy eggs that are kept in a refrigerator or refrigerated case, and also stored in the refrigerator.

How do I cook eggs?

It’s important to know that it’s not safe to eat raw eggs because you will have the risk of being sick and if you cook them properly will ensure a safe egg to eat. Below, I listed some tips for you on how you make hard-boiled eggs. To know more about diseases involving eggs, click here.

  • Fill in a pan with sufficient water so when you put the eggs they will be completely under the water and put it on a boil over average-high heat;
  • When the water boils, put the eggs there with the help of some slotted spoon, gently lowering them;
  • Now, decrease the heat to a boil and cook for 10 minutes;
  • After that, drain the eggs in a colander and put them in a dish of cooled water  till completely cooled;
  • If you are not going to eat right now, keep the cooked eggs in the refrigerator (40°F/4°C or colder) with a shelf life of one week.

What recipe can I do with eggs?

As the eggs are consumed worldwide, you will find many types of recipes with eggs. If you click here, you will find 40 recipes for eggs for midweek meals.  

Conclusion

In this brief guide, we have discussed the question, “is it safe to eat eggs every day?”. As well, we have discussed why eggs are related to high levels of cholesterol, what cholesterol is, how many eggs can I eat per day, and other concerns about eggs. 

References

https://www.thepioneerwoman.com/food-cooking/cooking-tips-tutorials/a32108803/how-long-to-boil-eggs/ Accessed: 05/04/2022

https://www.fda.gov/food/buy-store-serve-safe-food/what-you-need-know-about-egg-safety Accessed: 05/04/2022

https://www.healthline.com/nutrition/how-many-eggs-should-you-eat Accessed: 05/04/2022

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