The egg is one of the protein-rich foods readily available for a healthy diet. But it has a bad reputation that contains cholesterol content in it. But cholesterol is needed in the daily diet to produce Vitamin D and digest fats. Eggs contain dietary cholesterol needed for the daily diet.
Cholesterol in eggs:
One hard-boiled egg contains 186 mg of dietary cholesterol in it. And one scrambled egg contains 169 mg of dietary cholesterol in it. The Dietary Guidelines suggests taking dietary cholesterol to less than 300 mg per day to reduce the risk of heart diseases.
People with high cholesterol can limit the consumption of eggs in their diet as one whole egg contains about 210 mg of cholesterol in an average. Egg cholesterol is located in the yolk. A research suggests that a substance in egg whites helps to process the cholesterol in it.
Benefits of Boiled Eggs:
Hard-boiled eggs make it easier to separate the yolk and discard it. An egg per day does not increase the risk of heart disease. Egg whites are packed with dense nutrients and can be used in a variety of dishes like sandwiches and salads. People with high cholesterol or diabetes can reduce the amount of yolk from hard-boiled eggs.
One hard-boiled egg contains 5.3 grams of total fat that includes 186 mg of cholesterol. This amount provides 62 percent of recommended daily intake of 300 mg of cholesterol.
It is concluded that boiling eggs does not lower the cholesterol levels. The different methods of preparation like frying in butter or adding cheese in omelets can increase the cholesterol level.