Tuesday, 26 July 2016

Just how many eggs can you take in a day?

Just how many eggs can you take? 

Forget about the  "Mayai ya kienyeji" effect myths and propaganda, this is what you need to know.

Science is clear that up to 3 whole eggs per day are perfectly safe for healthy people who are trying to stay healthy. 

However if you enjoy eating eggs you may worry about harming your heart. Don't stress though. If you're healthy, you can eat eggs guilt-free. But how many and how often? 

Nutritionally, eggs have a lot to offer. With about 70 calories in one large egg, they're a great source of protein that helps stabilize blood sugar levels and provides structure to the body.

Egg protein is also high quality, providing all the essential amino acids. Egg yolks also contain antioxidants that may reduce the risk of age-related macular degeneration and cataracts, and protect against heart disease, stroke and some cancers.

One large egg is also an excellent source of selenium, an antioxidant mineral that fights cell damage caused by free radicals and supports thyroid and immune function and riboflavin, a B vitamin that helps turn carbohydrates into energy, and vitamin D, important for strong bones and teeth.  


Two eggs per day keeps the belly fat away.

Adding a couple of eggs per day doesn’t do squat to your cholesterol level.Diet Bytes reported on a study that suggested eating eggs for breakfast helps to reduce calorie intakes throughout the rest of the day so that weight loss is achieved more easily. 

The story created lots of interest with many of you saying you’d started going to work on an egg – and better still, found that it helped keep hunger at bay until lunchtime.

As many members pointed out, together with liver, kidney and prawns, eggs do contain more dietary cholesterol than many other foods. It was for this reason that past advice focused on limiting intakes of these foods if you had high blood cholesterol. And as eggs tend to be eaten more frequently than liver, kidney or prawns, they were particularly thrown into the spotlight when it came to advising people to cut down on cholesterol-containing foods.


EGGS-actly What You Need To Build Muscle!

Show me a bodybuilder without egg whites in his diet, and i'll show you someone who's missing out on the best protein money can buy. Paired with oatmeal, an egg-white omelet can turn your breakfast into a power meal to fuel the rest of your day.

How many of you body builders out there enjoy your eggs? Good, as a matter of fact that's great, keep it up and continue to read on because you may very well be on the road to increasing your egg intake and thus increasing your muscle mass.


To reduce the risk of food poisoning from eggs, consider the following;

  • Buying eggs from a reputable retailer where they will have been transported and stored at the correct temperature (below 20°C).
  • Keeping eggs in the fridge in their box after buying them.
  • Storing eggs separately from other foods.
  • Always using eggs by the ‘best before’ date shown on the egg or box.
  • Washing your hands before and after handling eggs.
  • Discarding dirty or cracked eggs.
  • Eating cooked egg dishes as soon as possible after cooking them or store in the fridge.
Meanwhile, the Food Standards Agency recommends against eating raw eggs or uncooked foods they suggest that elderly people, babies, toddlers, pregnant women and people who are already unwell should only eat eggs that have been cooked until the white and yolk are solid.

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