7 common myths about egg you need to stop believing!



A considerable portion of the population consumes eggs every day for breakfast.

An egg in our breakfast or meal fills the plate with a good amount of protein, unsaturated fat, Vitamin E, D and B12, choline & omega-3s and a host of other healthy nutrients.

However, there are many myths about eggs being an unhealthy source of protein, the mode of production and the consumption of eggs that don’t have any scientific backing.

Read on to know some of them…

Myth #1: Eggs increase your blood cholesterol level

Reality: While measuring the impact of a food item on our blood cholesterol levels, saturated and trans-fat (the ‘bad’ fats) levels should be taken into account. Studies have shown that saturated fats and cholesterol in eggs have little to no effect on cholesterol levels in your body.

Myth #2: Washing your eggs before preparing them can eliminate the salmonella bacteria present on them

Fact: Salmonella bacteria are present inside the egg and not on the surface of eggs or the eggshell, contrary to popular belief. Therefore, washing your eggs will not really help in removing the bacteria.

Myth #3: Having more than an egg a day can be detrimental to your health!

Fact: Several recent studies have shown that you can now have up to three whole eggs per day if you are otherwise healthy without any cholesterol-related issues.

Myth #4: White eggs are healthier than brown eggs!

Fact: Eggs come in several colours. Eggshells derive their colour from the pigments the hens produce. Hence, both white and brown have the same nutritional values and are healthy.

Myth #5: Having eggs can cause heart diseases

Facts: Eating eggs have shown to have no linkage to heart diseases.

Myth #6: Salmonella is found only in the yolks of raw eggs; so it makes sense to only have the white part if you have it raw

Fact: Salmonella bacteria are mostly found in egg yolk but even the egg whites are contaminated. So it advisable not to eat them raw or even undercooked.

Myth #7: Buying eggs from local farmers is safer than purchasing them from the grocery store!

Fact: Eggs come from chickens, and chickens harbour Salmonella bacteria. So there is no guarantee that the farmers’ market is a safer option as compared to the grocery store.

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