How Many Calories in an Egg?

Whether you like them scrambled or sunny side up, you’ve probably asked yourself how many calories are in an egg

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You don't have to worry about how many calories are in an egg because they are full of nutrients and high in protein. 

It wasn’t too long ago that eating eggs was looked down upon in the nutrition world. But eggs are nutritionally dense and contain only 75 calories, seven grams of protein, and five grams of fat.

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Now that you know how many calories are in an egg, you can focus on the additional nutrition qualities. The 213 milligrams of cholesterol in this brunch staple brings worry to egg lovers all over, because high cholesterol is linked to diabetes and heart disease. However, you can improve your cholesterol by managing the other foods and drinks you consume. A bigger worry is saturated fat, which has more of an impact on blood cholesterol. Eggs do contain about 1.6 grams of saturated fat, but they’re a healthy source of protein, vitamins, minerals, and carotenoids and should be consumed in moderation.

Harvard Medical School even gave eggs the OK to eat after further researching the facts and myths about eggs. There really are not many calories in an egg and eggs are a great source of protein for vegetarians. Another healthy way to consume eggs more often is by making an egg-white sandwich or omelet. 


The accompanying slideshow is provided by a fellow The Daily Meal editorial staff member.