The Nutritional Benefits of Eggs

Egg Myths

Suzanne Farrell, RD, a spokeswoman for the American Dietetic Association, separates egg fact from fiction.

Myth: Eating more than two or three yolks a week can dangerously boost cholesterol and the risk for heart disease.
The facts: While eggs have cholesterol, they're low in saturated fat -- the chief heart disease culprit. As part of a healthy diet, an egg or two a day is okay.

Myth: Brown eggs are more natural, and more nutritious, than white.
The facts: An egg's color is determined by the hen it came from, so they are equivalent nutritionally.

Myth: Eggs keep indefinitely in the refrigerator.
The facts: Fresh eggs last in the fridge for four to five weeks; toss hard-cooked eggs after one week. Store eggs in the back of the fridge, where it's coldest.

Originally published in American Baby magazine, April 2007.

All content here, including advice from doctors and other health professionals, should be considered as opinion only. Always seek the direct advice of your own doctor in connection with any questions or issues you may have regarding your own health or the health of others.

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