4 Myths Around Eggs That Just Need To Stop
High in protein, low in calories yet packed with natural sources of vitamins A, B2, B6, B12 and D plus iron — the humble eggs have a lot to shout about. They can be eaten solo or added to a number of dishes catering to breakfasts, lunches, dinners and snacks too.
Despite the fact that eggs have been consumed by people for as long as we have walked Earth, we still lack basic knowledge about them. Over the years, there have been mixed messages about their health credentials, and the advice is ever-changing.
Let’s bust these common myths about eggs that people have heard, believed and followed.
Myth: Egg yolks make you fat
Busted: Splitting the whites and yolks every time you go on your diet marathon might look like a wise act. Egg yolks have been misunderstood as an unhealthy fat, therefore putting that yolk aside every morning seems unfair.
Egg yolks and whites are both healthy in their own way. They contain different vitamins and minerals that benefit our body. While the whites seem to be the healthy bit of eggs, the yolks are known to have a bigger share when it comes to protein. Going on a protein diet? Make sure to add those yolks for a flavorful yet healthy meal!
Myth: Blood spots in eggs are a sign of fertilization
Busted: Just one of those days where you crack an egg in the morning while the coffee is brewing, and the moment you see the bowl, the egg has a small dot of blood.
What do you do next?
Toss in the bin!
We have been there too.
That dot of blood in your egg yolk is not as alarming as you think it is. It isn’t a sign of fertilization nor will it hatch in a few days. They are just a sign of a ruptured blood vessel that might have occurred when the egg was being formed inside the hen. Such eggs are very much safe to eat if cooked properly.
Myth: Eating eggs everyday is bad for you
Busted: Many say eggs have the tendency of creating warmth in your body resulting in digestive and skin problems. Imagine having an egg and the next day you’ve got an invited guest on your forehead — maybe for some but not for all.
Eggs are one of the most nutritious foods. Easy to make, and even easier on the pocket. With the wide range of nutritional benefits it provides, it proves to be perfectly safe to eat daily. As long as there is an addition of other food groups during the day, eggs can be a versatile part of your diet.
Myth: The built-in tray on your fridge door is the best place to store eggs
Busted: All eggs placed evenly in the built-in-tray in your fridge’s door can be really satisfying until you close the door in a hurry and all the eggs shatter! A sight your mother won’t appreciate.
Here is where egg cartons come in handy. They are designed to prevent cracks and bumps. The lid on them will prevent any odors from those leftovers and unwrapped onions in your fridge trying to get to the eggs. Fresh as new, the eggs will remain tasty and nutritious.
Next time you come across a new myth or know any, let us in the comments below. Let’s see who can bust that myth of yours. Meanwhile, it’s time to welcome the eggs back into your kitchen!