Eggs are a good choice of a healthy, balanced diet being it a source of protein, vitamins and minerals rolled into one. Eggs can be a part of a healthy meal that’s quick and easy to make because they are considered one of the most nutritious foods on the planet.
For many decades, people have been advised to limit their consumption of eggs, or at least of egg yolk (the white is mostly protein and is low in cholesterol). Common recommendations include a maximum of 2-6 yolks per week. However, there is really not much scientific support for these limitations.
The situation that may warrant limiting egg consumption is if you have a heart disease or high cholesterol. This is necessitate lining the number of egg yolks you consume, and also take into account all the other forms of saturated fat in your diet. If you eat a lot of protein and fats throughout the day, then increasing fat consumption further with eggs will be a bad idea. But if you eat a balanced diet with plenty of low fat, vegetables, whole grains and lean meats as you should, then one to two eggs per day is probably a safe bet. So, your consumption of eggs in a week or day will depend solely on your diet.
You also need to look at the total diet you eat in a week; or in a day to determine where you are getting your saturated fat from.
According to a research by the American Heart Association/American College of cardiology Guidelines, in order to lower your LDL cholesterol, no more than 5 to 6 percent of your calories should come from saturated fat.
The way you prepare your eggs also matters a lot. Therefore, when you prepare eggs, you should pay attention to the way you cook them. If you fry them, the oil that you add is only going to contribute to your saturated fat for the day. If your health professional has told you to watch your cholesterol levels, your priority should be to cut down on saturated fat across your diet.
Even though there is no limitation to the number of eggs you should eat in a week, but your consumption depend solely on your health and diet.
By Mercy Kukah