Twenty-three Salmonella infections reported across nine states have prompted a recall of eggs by the dozens (well millions, actually.) Worried about the eggs in your fridge? Read on to learn if you should check your carton a bit more closely before making this morning's omelet.
Some new research may fuel a diet craze — for whole eggs of all things. A study in young men indicates that after resistance exercise, eating whole eggs promotes new muscle formation better than just eating egg whites, even when the amount of protein is the same.
Here's some advice for you ambitious urban cowboys out there: Wash your hands after you touch your chickens. Cook your eggs thoroughly. And be on the lookout for predators.
Not only are eggs not the villainous promoters of heart disease they've been cracked up to be, they may actually help promote heart health. An investigation into the subtypes of LDL and HDL cholesterol found that eating as many as 3 eggs per day can have a positive influence — at least in younger, healthy people.
This egg update isn't about the usual "there's too much cholesterol" or "only eat the white parts" topics (neither of which have any basis in science, by the way). It's about a terrifically lame website lacking factual fitness that ranks ways to prepare an egg from most healthy to most dangerous. Not only is this silly – it's dead wrong.
Our views on egg consumption — at least as far as heart disease goes — have changed dramatically in the past decade. They're no longer seen as a dietary villain. A new study suggests that not only do eggs not contribute dementia, which had been suggested by some animal studies, they may also be linked to a lower risk of such ailments.
An egg carton might be festooned with various labels about how the hens are treated and what the eggs do, or don't, contain. Some provide some valid information for the consumer, but others fall into the "true but misleading" category. Here's a breakdown of the different types of incredible edibles.
Breakfast, it appears, is no longer to be considered only a morning meal. With consumers wanting their breakfasts at any time of day, restaurants are supplying their eggs and bacon pretty much round the clock. Will that have a negative nutritional impact? Probably not.
A major protein inside the egg, called ovalbumin, possesses the sulfur-containing amino acid cysteine. When heated, these sulfur atoms are converted to hydrogen sulfide, the nasty gas associated with rotten eggs and bodily functions. It doesn't take much to wrinkle our noses.
Dietary cholesterol, especially eggs, have often been demonized as a source of high blood cholesterol levels, and thus taboo for people with an elevated risk of heart disease. But a recent study once again gives dietary cholesterol, and eggs, a clean bill of health.