Eggs, both the white and the yolk, are a great source of important nutrients. The white is high in protein, vitamins, and minerals while the yolk offers essential fatty acids and fat-soluble vitamins. Eggs are also a versatile ingredient, as their properties make them a perfect binding agent in various dishes. The most commonly eaten eggs are chicken eggs. However, eggs from other birds are also highly nutritious, including duck, quail, and goose eggs.
Until recently, it was believed that eggs were bad for cholesterol levels. However, it's now understood that there are different types of cholesterol with different effects on the body. Although eggs contain small levels of 'bad' LDL cholesterol, regular egg consumption has been found to have little or no effect on LDL cholesterol levels in most people. Eating eggs regularly does, however, help increase healthy HDL cholesterol, which helps lower the risk of developing cardiovascular disease.
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