Eggs are a versatile, nutrient-dense food that have had a bad rap for years.
This is because they are high in cholesterol, which is associated with heart disease. However, recent studies have shown that blood cholesterol is only minimally impacted by dietary cholesterol, with saturated fat being the main culprit.
Eggs are low in saturated fats, and the American Heart Association recently gave the green light for healthy adults without heart issues or diabetes to enjoy an egg a day.
Protein is important for weight control, muscle repair and satiety and eggs are a complete protein, meaning they containing all nine essential amino acids that our bodies can't produce.
Eggs are one of the few food sources of Vitamin D, essential for strong bones.
What ultimately impacts your health is how you prepare your eggs. Poaching and boiling are the healthiest ways to cook your eggs.