How Many Eggs Is It Healthy To Eat In A Week, And Are They Good For You?


NO avocado toast is complete without a poached egg on top.

And now, scientists have revealed how many eggs you can eat in a week – and not worry.

Alamy Academics in Australia were shellshocked by the results

How many eggs should I eat per week?

The American Journal of Clinical Nutrition recently reported on a survey carried out by the University of Sydney in Australia, which found there was no problem having as many as a dozen eggs over seven days.

Dr Nick Fuller, from the University of Sydney’s Boden Institute of Obesity, Nutrition, Exercise and Eating Disorders, revealed eating up to 12 eggs a week does not increase the risk of heart problems.

Alamy People don’t need to hold back from eating eggs

Are eggs good for you?

Dr Fuller said: “Our research indicates people do not need to hold back from eating eggs if this is part of a healthy diet.

“While eggs themselves are high in dietary cholesterol – and people with type 2 diabetes tend to have higher levels of the ‘bad’ low-density lipoprotein (LDL) cholesterol – this study supports existing research that shows consumption of eggs has little effect on the levels of cholesterol in the blood of the people eating them.”

Alamy Eggs are packed full of vitamins and nutrition

What was the study?

The test involved putting a group of people on a high-egg (12 eggs per week) or low-egg (less than two eggs per week) diet.

But, at the end of three months, Dr Fuller noticed no difference in their cardiovascular risk markers of either group.

While eggs — particularly the yolk — are high in fat, they are full of vitamins, proteins and healthy fats.

The yolk is packed with nutrients, so there’s no need to opt for egg-whites only.

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