Eggs: Are They Good or Bad for Me?
The Best of Times|June 2021
Eat Well Live Well
Abigail McAlister

One of the most popular questions I get as a Registered Dietitian is “are eggs good or bad?” While I never like to categorize foods as “good” or “bad”, this is a valid question, especially when considering the history of eggs. Over the years, the consensus has changed, which leaves many people confused. Eggs have wonderful nutritional benefits and can be part of a balanced diet.

Years ago, experts thought eggs to be unhealthy, and warned against them due to the cholesterol content of egg yolks. The cholesterol in our food was thought to be the cause for high cholesterol levels in our blood. New emerging research, however, suggests that eating cholesterol may not actually cause a significant increase in our blood cholesterol levels. This research instead suggests that saturated and trans fats may be more of a culprit when looking at the big picture. Frequent changes in research often leaves us frustrated and confused, but it’s always best to follow the most current research.

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