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Eggs

A shelled vessel for protein and fats in the white and yolk, respectively, that carries a surprisingly large amount of nutrients; especially choline and leucine as well as many carotenoids coloring the yolk. Eggs do not inherently increase circulating cholesterol.

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Summary of Eggs

Primary information, health benefits, side effects, usage, and other important details

Eggs are the vessel for offspring for various species. Chicken eggs in particular are widely used for human nutrition.

The Egg is divided into a yellow-orange nutrient sac known as the 'Yolk' and the proteinaceous albumin known as the 'White'. The Yolk tends to be the source of most dietary fat and is designed to feed the fetus (if it were present), and the whites the source of most dietary protein and are designed to both supply the yolk with nutrition and to protect the yolk either physically or enzymatically.

Some nutrients or non-nutritive components are placed ubiquitously across the egg, while others are isolated to either the yolk or the white.

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Frequently Asked Questions and Articles on Eggs

Will eating eggs increase my cholesterol?
Eggs increasing cholesterol depends on your genetics. They don't seem to increase the risk of heart disease unless you have a poor diet.
Are eggs healthy?
Eggs can be considered healthy. They can have downsides depending how many you consume and your state of health, but in general they are safe to consume.
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Also Known As

Ovum, Ova, Eggs, Egg

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