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Cracking egg myths

Winter is set to knock on doors soon so it’s time to get your dose of eggs on a regular basis. Go for it without holding yourself back.

“Research has proven that, as opposed to the previous beliefs, eggs are actually good for health. Researchers have looked at the diets of people, and they have suggested that consuming eggs every day is not associated with cholesterol problems or heart disease,” said Angeli Misra (Director Lifeline Laboratory).

Take a look at some of the common myths and find out the fact behind them.

Myth: Eggs increase the blood cholesterol level and should be avoided!

Fact: Eggs should not be avoided as they are an excellent source of protein. While measuring the impact of a food item on our blood cholesterol levels, saturated and trans-fat (the ‘bad’ fats) levels should be taken into account.

Myth: Washing eggs before use can eliminate salmonella bacteria present on them

Fact: Salmonella bacteria are present inside the egg and not on the surface of eggs or the egg shell. Hence, washing eggs will not really help in removing the bacteria.

Myth: White eggs vs brown egg, which is healthier?

Fact: Eggs come in many colours. The different eggshells colour comes from the pigments the hens produce. Hence, both white and brown have the same nutritional values and are healthy.

Myth: Eating eggs can cause heart disease.

Facts: Eating eggs and heart disease are not linked.

Myth: Salmonella is found only in the yolks of raw eggs, so eating raw white eggs is safe.

Fact: Salmonella bacteria are mostly found in egg yolk but even the egg whites are contaminated. So it is always advised not to eat raw or even undercooked eggs. 

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