What is contained in one egg?
One egg contains up to 12 g of high-quality protein, about 11 g of fat and less than one gram of carbohydrates, as well as vitamins A, D, K, B6, B12, folic acid, phosphorus, sodium, potassium and calcium, essential amino acids. Most of the nutrients are in the yolk, so do not give up on it, preferring only protein.
Do eggs increase cholesterol levels?
Eggs really contain a lot of cholesterol. But the fact is that most of the cholesterol our body produces itself. Recent studies have shown that cholesterol, which enters the body with food, has virtually no negative effect on most people, since the body then reduces its own production of cholesterol.
“Eating eggs does not affect cholesterol levels. In some people it decreases, in others it rises slightly, there are also those for whom it does not change at all. But these values are unimportant, ”said nutritionist Dr. Matthias Riedl.
There are people who have elevated levels of cholesterol, since they have impaired the function of its natural regulation, as a rule, this is genetically determined. They should reduce the consumption of animal products, including eggs.
How many eggs per week you should eat?
The German Dietetic Association (DGE) recommends eating no more than two or three eggs a week. This is the standard recommendation for the entire population. For example, those who eat less than other animal products may eat more eggs. But according to the Federal Department of Agriculture and Food, each German eats 231 eggs a year - from four to five eggs a week.
Nutritionist Dr. Riedl believes that even eating 10-15 eggs a week is not dangerous for those who do not suffer from rheumatic diseases and disorders of fat metabolism. Those who do not eat meat, eat it in small quantities or regularly play sports, you can eat eggs daily.