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These 15 Egg Myths Have Been Well And Truly Busted!

March 7th, 2019

Eggs go into so many things. Without eggs, people would never know the wonders of omelets, cakes, brownies and many, many more foods.

Even food that doesn’t need eggs can usually be improved by adding them!

Cooking a pizza? Crack an egg on top! Making a salad? Add a hard-boiled egg for deliciousness! Making meatballs? Ensure that they stick together by beating an egg into the mix!

But with such a useful foodstuff comes many misconceptions.

People have been eating eggs for thousands of years. That means that urban legends have sprung up around eggs in many cultures.

People reading this will almost certainly have heard of many of the egg myths below.

And this article will prove that they are absolutely false.

Time to crack some egg myths:

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15. Eggs Are Loaded With Bad Cholesterol

Yes, it is true that eggs have cholesterol, but it’s good cholesterol. If anyone is still in doubt about whether they should feast on eggs regularly, then take The Heart Foundation’s word as gospel: “The cholesterol in eggs has almost no effect on your blood cholesterol levels.”

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14. Avoid Egg Yolks To Lose Weight

Wrong. It’s become a fad for people to eat egg white only omelets. Not only is this wasteful, but the reasoning behind it is just plain stupid. While it’s true that the majority of an egg’s calories are in the yolk, that’s also where the protein and vitamin D is. That means that people who avoid egg yolks miss out on the stuff that makes them lose weight. Tests have shown that eating a whole egg at breakfast makes you reduce your food consumption later in the day!

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13. Really Wanna Eat Eggs Healthily? Then Eat Them Raw

Unless you’re a chick (in the non-sexist sense.) there is no reason why you should eat eggs raw. In fact, the amount of vitamin B7 that’s absorbed into the body from a raw egg is less than that of a cooked egg. Also, cooking eggs kills any chance of salmonella.

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12. Chickens Only Lay Brown And White Eggs

You won’t see them in stores in America, but some chickens lay blue and green eggs. If you’re ever in a place that sells eggs of that color. Don’t worry, the innards are the same as the eggs you know and love.

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11. Brown Eggs Are Healthier Than White Eggs

Eggs are not bread. That means that the same rules don’t apply. A chicken egg is an egg. Its exterior color makes no difference to its health impact. What does have an impact is the quality of life of the chicken that laid it.

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10. A Darker Yolk Means It’s A Lower Quality Egg

All that a darker yolk tells people is that the chicken didn’t eat much corn, alfalfa, nettle or a few other plants.

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9. Are You Pregnant? Then You Had Better Avoid Eggs

Actually, pregnant women should avoid eggs, IF they are raw or undercooked. That’s because uncooked eggs have a slim chance of containing salmonella. But if they’re cooked, then eggs are actually recommended for pregnant women.

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8. Don’t Give Eggs To Babies Under The Age Of 1

Just because the baby recently was an egg itself doesn’t mean that it should avoid them. It’s not cannibalism. Joking aside, seven months is actually the earliest that you can give a baby eggs. Start with a small amount, because 2% of children are allergic.

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7. Fertilized Eggs Have More Nutrition

Technically, this is still up for debate. There’s nothing to disprove this statement, but there’s nothing to prove it either.

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6. It’s Easy To Pasteurize Eggs Without Cooking Them

You need specialized equipment to pasteurize eggs. If you have chickens, then don’t eat their eggs raw, even if you put them in “warm” water for a while.

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5. Putting Eggs In The Fridge Makes Them Taste Worse

All it does it make them taste fresher for longer. It also fights off bacteria. Europeans may disagree, but that’s because their chickens are vaccinated, meaning their eggs are more resistant to bacteria.

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4. Refrigerated Eggs Should Be Kept In The Door

Almost all refrigerators come with a little shelf in the door to store eggs. But that’s actually the worst place to put them, as they’ll experience temperature fluctuations that make them go bad faster. Instead, put them on the middle shelf in the main part of the fridge.

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3. The Nutritional Value Of Eggs Stays The Same, No Matter How You Cook Them

It turns out that fried eggs and boiled eggs keep the most of their nutritional value. Oven baking eggs, on the other hand, causes them to lose 45% of their vitamin D in the first 40 minutes of cooking.

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2. An Egg White Mask Is The Best Way An Egg Can Make Wrinkles Disappear

Because they are loaded with vitamins, eggs help our skin, hair and nails. But the best way for them to do this is through being eaten and not being worn as a mask. An egg white mask may allow your skin to absorb some extra vitamins, but you need to definitely be eating them too!

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1. Eating Quail Eggs Is An Easy Way Of Getting More Nutrition

Technically it is true that a quail egg contains more protein than a chicken egg. But because quail eggs are so small, people need to eat a lot of them very frequently to see any benefits. It’s much easier to just stick with good old fashioned chicken eggs.

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