Eggs are considered healthy, especially those who go for regular workout. Also most of us have this ingrained in our brain that brown eggs are healthy than the white eggs, so whenever we see brown eggs in the market we tend to grab it quickly.
Well, this is something which is not exactly correct according to a new research.
The fact is that, eggs come in many colours. The different eggshells colour comes from the pigments the hens produce. Hence, both white and brown eggs have the same nutritional values and are healthy.
Saumya Satakshi, Senior Nutritionist and Wellness Consultant, Healthians said "Eggs are low in saturated fat and they have no trans-fat, only a small amount of cholesterol. Most of the fat present in the eggs are the 'good' unsaturated fat that we need to be healthy."
This is just one of the fact about eggs. In addition to this lets learn about few other myths associated with eggs and the facts.
Myth: Eggs increase the blood cholesterol level and should be avoided.
Fact: Eggs does not increase the blood cholesterol level. Infact it should not be avoided as they are an excellent source of protein. 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.
Myth: Washing eggs before use can eliminate salmonella bacteria present on them.
Fact: Many of us have this habit of washing the eggs before storing it in the refrigerator. Well, salmonella bacteria are actually present inside the egg and not on the surface of eggs or the egg shell. Hence, washing eggs will not really help in removing the bacteria.
Myth: Having a lot of eggs in a day is bad for health.
Fact: Too much of everything is bad for health, so consuming anything in moderate level does good for one's health. Scientifically it has been seen that consuming up to three whole eggs per day are perfectly safe for healthy people.
Myth: Eating eggs can cause heart disease.
Facts: Eating eggs and heart disease are not linked. But it also depends on how you eat. The fat present in the eggs are actually 'good' unsaturated fat that does not cause much harm to the heart.
Myth: Eating eggs can help in preventing blindness.
Fact: Eggs can help in protecting our eyes with age-related blindness because of the various kinds of nutrients they are loaded with. Research has found that eggs also contain many healthy nutrients like lutein and zeaxanthin, which are good for the eyes.
Myth: Salmonella is found only in the yolks of raw eggs, so eating raw white eggs is safe.
Fact: Salmonella bacteria is mostly found in egg yolk but even the egg whites are contaminated. So it is always advised not to eat raw or even undercooked eggs.
Myth: Buying eggs from local farmers is safer than those purchased from the grocery store.
Fact: Eggs come from chickens, and chickens harbour Salmonella bacteria. So there is no guarantee that farmers' market is a safer option as compared to the grocery store.
(With Agency Inputs)