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What the experts say
There is always a lot of discussion around eggs and their health benefits. The quotes below are what the experts have to say on eggs and their role as a food source.
“Eggs are a good choice as part of a healthy, balanced diet. As well as being a source of protein, they also contain vitamins and minerals.”
"There is no recommended limit on how many eggs people should eat. But to get the nutrients you need, make sure you eat as varied a diet as possible.”
British Heart Foundation
“In the past there have been restrictions on the number of eggs people should eat in a week. This was because we thought cholesterol in our bodies was directly caused by cholesterol in our food.
"As research has developed, however, we now know that much of the excess cholesterol in our bodies is actually produced by eating too much saturated fat rather than eating too much cholesterol.
"So while too many fried eggs and cheesy omelettes may risk raising your cholesterol, it's actually the added fat from the frying or the addition of cheese, which is high in saturated fat, that's the problem. Poached, boiled or scrambled eggs (without butter) are all absolutely fine and there are no restrictions on how many we should eat as part of a balanced diet."
Quotes taken from organisations’ websites, January 2014