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Saturday, July 19, 2008

Egg

This was my breakfast today...


As eggs provide about half the dietary cholesterol in a typical Western diet, many people believe to limit egg consumption to 3 eggs per week. However, a recent study reported in British Nutrition Bulletin suggests that consumption of up to 1 egg per day is unlikely to have substantial overall impact on cholesterol level, the risk of heart disease or stroke among healthy men and women.

"Eggs are a nutrition rich food, containing 17 different vitamins and minerals, including omega-3 fatty acids, folate and vitamin E, which may be associated with protection from some of the risk factors for coronary heart disease," says dietician Sharon Natoli, director of Food Nutrition Australia.

Two studies published in The Journal of Nutrition found that eating an egg a day can reduce the risk of macular degeneration, a cause of blindness.

All cholesterol values are approximate

Cholesterol in Eggs

Cholesterol
(mg)

Cholesterol in Egg, whole, raw, 1 large

215mg

Cholesterol in Egg, whole, raw, 1 medium

185mg

Cholesterol in Egg yolk, raw, 1 large

215mg

Cholesterol in Egg white, raw, 1 large

0mg

Cholesterol in Egg, whole, raw, 100g

548mg

Cholesterol in Egg, whole, hard-boiled, 100g

424mg

Cholesterol in Egg omelette, 100g

410mg

Cholesterol in Egg poached, 100g

480mg

Cholesterol in Egg scrambled, 100g

410mg

Cholesterol in Egg fried, 100g

480mg

Cholesterol in Egg substitute, 1/4 cup

1mg

Looking to the above table suggests that the egg yolks are not good, whereas the egg whites may be safe. Research, however, has found that the egg whites contain a substance that counteracts the harmful effects of the egg yolk to a great extent. So eating whole eggs appears to be safe. Many health professionals consider two eggs a week to be relatively safe to eat.

(Source : Cholesterol in egg)

P/s: My colleagues will be smiling looking at this post ;)

16 comments:

  1. hmm... guess we can't have a full week breakfast with toast and half-boiled egg ehh??

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  2. Yes, it's not good. 3 eggs a week is more than enough. I read an article before saying 2 eggs a week is the best. :)

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  3. errkkkk 2 bijik telur seminggu?aku makan sebijik telur sehari,camanor tuh????

    matilaaa aku tanak makan telur banyak banyak dah pasni...tapi telur lah makanan yang simple dan sedap....hmmmm

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  4. Ya memang sedap. Selain kolestrol, telur juga bagi penyakit resdung :)

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  5. aku makan telur pagi, tghari n malam.. so, amacam..??

    haha..

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  6. I love eggs, especially sunny side up.

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  7. nikli - Kena kolestrol le ko nanti... menyesal kemudian tidak berguna! Haha.

    tammy - If I cook fried egg, I prefer sunny side up too. Remember 2-3 eggs a week only :)

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  8. thus, are eggs good? *still blur*

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  9. Egg is good but not too much. As I said 2-3 eggs a week ;)

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  10. letak kicap banyak2!!!

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  11. haha kicap masin -- darah tinggi

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  12. Oh this is good news esp because my husband loves eggs. :)

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  13. its funny eggs are good, yet bad huh. oh btw, love half boiled eggs! :)

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  14. Aisha - Yes, egg is delicious of course but the content of cholesterol in an egg is scary. Hope this info help :)

    Quachee
    - Yeah, in other word you can eat it but not too much :) I love half boiled egg too.

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  15. I eat 5 hard boiled egg whites every morning. My personal trainer's advice. Last night he said that was not enough, so starting today, I have to eat 10 egg whites and 1 yolk every day.

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  16. Build up? It's fine if you use egg for working out. But its not good for those who don't do exercise

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