For the past several decades eggs have been getting a bad rap for contributing to high cholesterol. Bad press about eggs was likely brought on by companies that want people to consume processed and unhealthy foods. Contrary to this myth, eating eggs decreases heart disease risk and does not negatively affect cholesterol levels.
In fact, eggs are an excellent source of protein. Eggs contain more lutein than most green vegetables. Eggs are important for your health as they are among only a few foods that contain a natural form of Vitamin D. Eggs are also loaded with B-vitamins, iron, folic acid, sulphur and vitamin B12. There are numerous ways to cook eggs, but does it matter nutritionally if the egg is scrambled, or boiled, or poached?
The Best and Worst Way to Eat Eggs
Scrambling your eggs is one of the worst ways to eat eggs because it oxidizes the cholesterol in the yolk which in turn can cause damage to your health.
Yes. How you cook your eggs does matter. Ideally, eating eggs raw or semi-raw is the best way to get all the benefits eggs offer.
Regular consumption of raw eggs is very beneficial to your heath as it aids your body in elimination of stored toxins.
If you can’t eat raw eggs, then soft boiled or poached should be your next choice. You should not consume scrambled eggs as over cooking of eggs oxidizes the cholesterol in the egg yolk which has damaging effect on your body.
Raw egg yolks contain important antioxidants which are cut in half if the egg is boiled or fried.
Some vitamins like vitamin C, B6 and B9 lose potency during heating.
Eating eggs raw preserves many of the easily perishable nutrients such as zeaxanthin and lutein
Cooking animal proteins such as eggs changes the structure of the proteins. Eating eggs raw provides you with vital enzymes and nutrients which haven’t been altered with heat.
You have to always buy organic, free-range eggs as these have a much higher nutritional value. Commercial eggs are nutritionally poor. Free range organic eggs have a higher protein and vitamin content. They are a much better source of omega-3 which is vital to your health.
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