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Eggs and health

Eggs are nutrient dense and fit within a balanced and healthy diet whether you’re eating them for breakfast, lunch, dinner or even as a snack. To find out more about the health benefits of eggs, explore this section for information on nutrition, egg consumption and cholesterol and how eggs can fit into an active lifestyle.

Eggs and nutrition

Eggs are highly nutritious - they contain a wealth of vitamins and minerals and are one of the best sources of high quality protein. If you are a health professional or journalist and would like more detailed information visit our Health Professionals section.

Eggs and cholesterol

UK health and heart organisations have lifted the limits on egg consumption as there is no conclusive evidence to link their consumption with increased risk of coronary heart disease.

Eggs as part of a balanced diet

Find out how eggs can fit into a balanced diet, and how to make sure you are getting all the nutrients you need to stay healthy.

Eggs and fitness

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

Eggs and weight loss

Learn more about how eggs can be incoporated into a healthy and well balanced diet.

What the experts say

See what the NHS and British Heart Foundation have to say.

Slimming organisations

Eggs are recommended by all the UK's major slimming organisations. Find out what they have to say about this versatile food here.

 

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