What's the healthiest way to cook an egg, and how many would you recommend for a typical day? Or would egg whites be better?
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 cleaning 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.” (from this article)
I think that 1 whole egg per day is perfectly ok. Fitness guru Jackie Warner even recommends 2 whole eggs daily to her clients.
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.