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Is there only protein in egg whites? 5 myths and truths about eating eggs


This food is a famous figure but has many different healthy diets.

Eggs are part of the Brazilian meal, meaning they can be consumed both at breakfast and during other meals. However, some myths surround the consumption of this food and therefore the nutritional team of Ovos Institute Brazil told us 5 myths and truths about eating eggs.

5 myths and truths about eating eggs

1. Is food protein only contained in egg whites?

Myth! Egg proteins are distributed in the egg white and yolk. The egg contains approximately 6 g of protein, approximately 3.6 g in the egg white and 2.7 g in the yolk.

2. Does egg play an important role in eye health?

REAL! The yolk contains the carotenoids lutein and zeaxanthin, which are extremely antioxidants and protect the eyes from light. These carotenoids are deposited in a region of the retina, called the macula, the area responsible for vision. In the absence of these pigments, age-related macular degeneration can occur, a disease that impairs vision and can cause irreversible blindness. It is these carotenoids that give the yolk its yellowish color.

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3. Is there a difference between white and red eggs?

Myth! The color of the eggshell is related to the breed of the chicken. There are practically no differences in the nutritional composition between the two types of eggs.

4. Does egg affect cognitive function?

REAL! The egg contains choline, a B complex vitamin, which is a component of all cells, acts in the conduction of nerve impulse, responsible for memory and helps in cognition.

5. Is there a difference between liquid eggs and fresh eggs?

Myth! There is no nutritional difference

Source: Nutrition team of the Instituto Ovos Brasil

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