Are eggs good or bad, overall?



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Mxsmanic

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Are eggs (such as hard-boiled eggs) generally good or bad nutritionally? It seems like they should
contain just about everything a person might need nutritionally, since they are designed to fulfill
the same purpose for a baby chick. Is it a good idea overall to eat them? If so, how often, and what
sort of preparation gives the best nutritional value? I tend to like hard-boiled or scrambled eggs
myself, but how much is lost in cooking them?

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Mark D.

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"Mxsmanic" <[email protected]> wrote in message
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> Are eggs (such as hard-boiled eggs) generally good or bad nutritionally? It seems like they should
> contain just about everything a person might need nutritionally, since they are designed to
> fulfill the same purpose for a baby chick. Is it a good idea overall to eat them? If so, how
> often, and what sort of preparation gives the best nutritional value? I tend to like hard-boiled
> or scrambled eggs myself, but how much is lost in cooking them?

IANAE, but I've formed the idea from previous posts on this topic that cooking eggs in *air* causes
the formation of oxidised cholesterol, which you don't want. Maybe 'scrambling' ought to be dropped
as a method of preparation, therefore...?

M.
 
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Jeffrey Turner

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Mxsmanic wrote:

> Are eggs (such as hard-boiled eggs) generally good or bad nutritionally? It seems like they should
> contain just about everything a person might need nutritionally, since they are designed to
> fulfill the same purpose for a baby chick. Is it a good idea overall to eat them? If so, how
> often, and what sort of preparation gives the best nutritional value? I tend to like hard-boiled
> or scrambled eggs myself, but how much is lost in cooking them?

As you said, eggs are very high in nutrition. A study published in JAMA (The Journal of the American
Medical Association) there was no correlation found between up to at least one egg a day and heart
disease. I heard a nutritionist on the radio recommend a vegetable omelet for breakfast.

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