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Eating Eggs to Stay Heart Healthy

are eggs good for your heart

Are eggs good or bad for the heart? People with a risk of heart disease may avoid eating eggs because of their saturated fat and cholesterol content. But did you know it is egg yolks that have the cholesterol and saturated fat? Egg whites are safe and a good source of protein.

Consider cooking methods when including eggs in your diet.

  • Poaching
  • Boiling
  • Pan Frying with a light cooking spray

These are all healthy ways to cook your eggs without contributing to your daily amount of saturated fats. Avoid cooking methods that include using oils or dairy. In order to keep your sodium down remember to limit the amount of salt you add to your eggs, as the recommended daily amount is under one teaspoon.