Myth: The cholesterol in eggs contributes to heart disease.
The Facts: More than 40 years of research have demonstrated that healthy adults can enjoy eggs without significantly impacting their risk of heart disease. In fact, the recent report issued from the 2015 Dietary Guidelines Advisory Committee makes no specific cholesterol recommendation, in contrast to earlier guidance, and states that cholesterol is not a nutrient of concern for overconsumption.
Myth: Specialty eggs (cage-free, free-range, organic, etc.) are more nutritious than white “conventional” eggs.
The Facts: Egg farmers offer consumers a choice when it comes to their eggs, which is why so many types of eggs can be found at your local grocery store. However, it is important to note that there is little to no nutritional difference between different types of eggs.
Myth: Eggs contain hormones.
The Facts: No hormones are ever given to egg laying hens. All eggs produced in the U.S. are all-natural and do not contain added hormones.
Myth: All of the high-quality protein in eggs is found in the egg whites. The Facts: While egg whites contain some of the eggs’ high-quality protein, egg yolks still contain 42 percent (nearly half) of the high-quality protein in eggs. Don’t throw that yolk!
Myth: Eggs contain GMO’s.
The Facts: According to the USDA, eggs in their shells are not a genetically modified food. Scientific research also has confirmed that none of the genetically engineered materials that may appear in some hen feed are passed into the egg.
Myth: The bacon trend is over.
The Facts: Bacon still sizzles, especially if it’s Kevin Bacon. For extra laughs or a break in your day, check out our Web Film featuring the most famous Bacon of all. After all, nobody knows eggs better than Bacon.