Eggs are a nutritional powerhouse and evidence suggests they're safe and healthy to eat in moderation.Tayfun Coskun/Anadolu Agency via Getty Images
- Eggs can be part of a healthy diet, and don't have major risks for heart health, dietitians say.
- Eggs are rich in nutrients like protein, B vitamins, and minerals such as iron and selenium.
Eggs are often a nutritional lightning rod, with contradictory advice and cyclical concerns about whether their high fat content may affect heart health.
But the current evidence is solid that eggs can be safely eaten as part of a healthy diet, and that they offer plenty of nutritional benefits.
This week, a false claim has been spreading fast on the internet, incorrectly blaming eggs for a rise in sudden blood clots. The rumor appears to come from a misinterpretation of a 2017 Cleveland Clinic study. That misinterpretation started to gain even more traction online after Joe Rogan shared a screenshot of an article about the theory on Instagram. The researchers of the Cleveland Clinic study have since spoken out to emphasize that the study does not show a direct link between eating eggs and the sudden formation of blood clots, Reuters reported.
The biggest potential risk of eating eggs right now is to your wallet, as egg prices have skyrocketed.
There are still good reasons to include them in moderation as part of a healthy diet, thanks to major nutritional benefits for your brain, immune system, and muscle health.