Eggs: Factfile

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How often can I eat them?

Guidelines for egg consumption have fluctuated over the years, but thankfully research in the last twenty years has conclusively proven that you can tuck into as many eggs as you like on a weekly basis.

Back in the 1950s the nation was sold on the health benefits of eggs thanks to the 'Go to Work on an Egg' campaign. Tony Hancock's famous adverts for British Lion Eggs convinced the nation of the high protein and good value of eggs.

However, as people became more informed about heart health, the egg was shunned thanks to its (moderate) cholesterol content. Recommended consumption was limited to three eggs per week and even just two years ago, nearly half of Britons still believed this limit applied.

Now, with all the myths debunked, there's no reason not to get cracking whenever hunger strikes.

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Since I started having 2 eggs as part of my breakfast, I have managed to drop below the 10% fat percentage. I eat eggs 6x a week. It is a tasty way to start the day, provides you with a healthy protein boost, and keeps you full throughout the morning. And indeed, all the research I have seen shows that eggs are not effecting cholesterol levels - if part of a healthy diet!


Posted: 10/01/2012 at 21:40

Since I started having 2 eggs as part of my breakfast, I have managed to drop below the 10% fat percentage. I eat eggs 6x a week. It is a tasty way to start the day, provides you with a healthy protein boost, and keeps you full throughout the morning. And indeed, all the research I have seen shows that eggs are not effecting cholesterol levels - if part of a healthy diet!


Posted: 10/01/2012 at 21:41

When you are always on the go, and cannot prepare food that contain similar nutrients needs, egg is an alternative source.

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