Are Eggs Healthy? 8 Questions We Often Have About The Staple

One dietitian cracks them wide open.

They may be one of the healthiest breakfast foods, but there are a lot of assumptions and questions about the health benefits of eggs.

Researchers in the '70s often linked cholesterol found in eggs to high blood cholesterol in general. However, experts later pointed out diets rich in saturated or trans fat were generally responsible for high blood cholesterol levels, the Heart and Stroke Foundation notes.

One egg has about 200 mg of cholesterol, and the recommended maximum for a healthy individual is 300 mg per day or 200 mg per day if you have high cholesterol or diabetes, says registered dietitian Casey Berglund of Worthy & Well.

"One egg per day is generally considered healthy," she tells The Huffington Post Canada. "The cholesterol in our blood is mostly affected by what the liver makes. The liver makes more cholesterol when one consumes saturated and trans fats."

But often, she adds, people still wonder if eggs are either "good" or "bad."

"Instead of placing foods in a good-or-bad box right away, ask yourself questions that will help you feel clear and confident that the choice you make is the one that’s right for you," Berglund says.

In the slideshow below, Berglund answers some of the most common questions we have about eggs, starting off with how good (or bad) they can be for our diets. Have any questions to add? Leave them in the comments below.

8 Common Questions About Eggs