Egg nutrition and health

Are eggs good for you? 

Eggs are one of nature’s most nutrient-dense foods and fit into many diets and lifestyles. You’d be hard pressed to find a food that contains such an ideal mixture of nutrients. Along with high quality protein, eggs are also naturally rich in vitamin D, B2 (riboflavin), vitamin B12, iodine, selenium and contain several other essential dietary vitamins and minerals.

Egg nutrition information

Eggs are highly nutritious - they contain a wealth of vitamins and minerals and are one of the best sources of high quality protein. Visit this section for more information.

Calories in an egg

Eggs and fat

Egg white and egg yolk

Protein in eggs

Vitamins and minerals

Eggs and cholesterol

Nutritious meal containing eggs

There is no conclusive evidence to link egg consumption with increased risk of coronary heart disease, so UK health and heart organisations have lifted the previous limits linked to the cholesterol found in eggs.

Cholesterol in eggs

What is cholesterol?

Eggs and diabetes

Eggs and weight loss

Learn more about how eggs can be incorporated into a healthy balanced diet.

Eggs and satiety

Eggs and fitness

As they contain high quality natural protein and many other beneficial vitamins and minerals, eggs are an ideal food when eating for exercise.

Eggs and muscle growth

Workout nutrition

Information about eggs for health professionals

Dietary research and papers that provide health professionals with scientific and academic resources covering a wide range of dietary and nutritional topics relevant to eggs.

Eggs and diabetes - health professionals information.

Eggs and fat - health professionals information.

Protein in eggs - health professionals information.

Recommended intake - health professionals information.

See also

Test your egg health knowledge with this British Heart Foundation quiz.