Healthiest Way to Cook an EggPosted on Dec 10, 2012 2:46pm
If you want to cook an egg with the lowest amount of added calories, the egg can be hard-boiled, soft-boiled, poached, or scramble without added fat.
I like using my egg cooker, it’s easy and there is no clean up involved:
One large egg yolk is around 54 calories, 5 g of fat and 3 g of protein, whereas the egg white is 16 calories, 0 g of fat and 4 g of protein. That’s why people trying to lean out eat egg whites without the fat of the yolk.
Yolks also contain dietary cholesterol. But cholesterol in food isn’t the same thing as the cholesterol that clogs arteries. “A Harvard Medical School study found that healthy men could eat up to seven eggs a day with little risk. The only danger showed up in men with diabetes, which is known to increase heart disease risk.”
I think that 1 whole egg per day is perfectly okay.
When it comes to egg whites, they are just pure protein, so eating several egg whites is an easy way to get one of your daily protein servings if you’re trying to build muscle or lean out.