Egg nutrition and health

The answer to the question 'are eggs good for you' is a resounding yes! 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 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.

Eggs and cholesterol

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.

Eggs and weight loss

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

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.

Dietary research

Health research articles covering a wide range of subjects related to eggs.