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Debunking The Question: Should I Consume Raw Eggs?

by Ishat Narain

In this article, we will tell you everything that you need to know about raw eggs- their nutrition content, pros, and cons of eating them. Eat raw eggs (กิน ไข่ ดิบ, which is the term in Thai) is advice that is almost given by anyone to a person who is trying to get fit or build muscles. Let us take a closer look at what it is all about.

Everything You Need To Know About Raw Eggs

Raw eggs are rich in protein. It is the quickest source of protein consumption. One crucial thing that you need to keep in mind while consuming raw eggs is that you should only consume pasteurized eggs in a raw form. Pasteurized eggs are germ-free and do not cause any diseases. These eggs are heated up and then cooled down to kill the Salmonella bacteria which is usually found in raw eggs. This is a recommendation from the Food and Drug Association (FDA) and should be taken seriously. 

Nutritional  Information

Raw eggs have proteins, fatty acids, and essential amino acids. The fatty acids present in raw eggs improve your metabolism. Eggs also have choline and an egg fulfills almost 27 percent of a human’s daily choline intake. Choline is an essential nutrient that helps in maintaining and improving heart and brain function. They also contain the following nutrients:

  • Vitamin A
  • Vitamin D
  • Potassium
  • Calcium
  • Phosphorous

Health Benefits Of Raw Eggs

Some people recommend you to eat raw eggs because they contain vitamins, minerals, and antioxidants like Lutein and zeaxanthin. These antioxidants help in maintaining your eye health, help in their protection, and delay the onset of myopia or any other eye diseases. 

As mentioned earlier, raw eggs are great for your heart as they contain HDL which is commonly known as good cholesterol. Consumption of eggs protects the heart from LDL or bad cholesterol. Eggs also contain omega-3 fatty acids that are also helpful in lowering the levels of bad cholesterol. Eggs are also consumed to improve one’s immunity.

The presence of vitamins A and B12 along with antioxidants makes your immune system well equipped for fending off diseases. Eggs are a good source of energy. They are so full of nutrients that they make for a perfect meal. 

Conclusion

Overall, you should eat raw eggs if you like the taste. You could also consume them in a cooked form which makes them tastier and easier to digest.