Eggs have had a checkered history where health is concerned.
There is no doubt that eggs are a high source of protein and contain almost every essential vitamin and mineral. They are also economical and every culture and cuisine feature eggs in different variations.
Some years back, eggs received a bad rap in terms of raising one’s cholesterol. People were advised to strictly limit their consumption of eggs.
However, new research shows that limiting egg consumption has little effect on cholesterol levels. A University of Surrey team said their work indicated most people could eat as many eggs as they wanted without damaging their health.
The researchers said the idea that eating more than three eggs a week was bad for you was a misconception based on out-of-date evidence. They said eating saturated fats was far more likely to cause health problems, and eggs were actually a key part of a healthy diet, as they were packed full of nutrients.
However, anecdotal evidence suggests that many people all over the world still believe that it is necessary to limit one’s consumption of eggs.
Eggs is a comfort food for many people, and everyone has his or her preferred way of cooking eggs. I know a man who was adamant that his future wife would be someone who could scrambled his eggs just right, a creamy consistency and light golden in color. But happily for him, he found out that the eggs were not his main criterion for a spouse. After forays in several kitchens, he fell in love with a woman who made scrambled eggs at a just passable grade, according to his standard. But she more that made up for it with her charming personality.
Eggs can also give different sensory effects depending on the time you enjoy them. An omelet in the morning tastes brisk and refreshing. Switch to the nights when you are reading or watching TV, suddenly you feel hungry and you get up to make an omelet. Savoring the egg while it’s dark and quiet outside gives a different kind of satisfaction and calm.
My grandmother and grandaunt believed that soft-boiled eggs could cure almost anything. Feel a cold coming on? Have two soft-boiled egg. Wake up in the morning and feel sluggish about life? Have two soft-boiled eggs, and you’ll feel better in no time.
Two wonderful ladies, and such optimism in eggs!