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Eggs are so versatile in their nature that they literally be had at any time of the day. From boiled form, to scrambled, fried egg or the sunny side up eggs are eaten in many forms. Eggs are packed with proteins and are rich source of iron. Although it is popularly believed that eggs are increase the cholesterol levels, the effect of it on cholesterol depends in the form it is eaten. According to experts boiled are said to better than fried eggs as fried eggs are said to be high in their fat content. Scroll over as we explore why boiled eggs are better than fried eggs:

1. Preparation

Image: Source Boiled eggs are made by placing the eggs with shells in boiling water. The eggs get boiled in about 14 minutes to get fully boiled and there is no oil or butter used in preparation. The hard boiled eggs can be eaten with a dash of salt and pepper. Fried eggs on the other hand are cooked by cracking the eggs in oil or butter which increases the fat content.

2. Macronutrients

Image: Source 1 boiled egg provides 78 calorie while a fried egg will give you 90 calories. In terms of protein a boiled egg has 6.8 grams of proteins and 5.3 grams of fats and 1.6 gram of saturated fats. However the fat content in fried egg is much higher. A fried will give you 6.8 grams of fats with 2 grams of saturated fats.

3. Vitamins

Image: Source Eggs contain vitamins like riboflavin, Vitamin B12 and Vitamin D. Riboflavin is required by our body to produce red blood cells. It also helps to convert carbohydrates into energy. A boiled gives you 15% of daily requirement riboflavin, 10% daily requirement of vitamin B12 & vitamin D. Vitamin B12 is vital for our nervous system and vitamin D helps to absorb calcium. In comparison to boiled eggs, fried eggs have lesser amounts of these essential vitamins.

4. Minerals

Image: Source In terms of minerals, fried eggs are considered to have higher mineral content than boiled eggs. Fried eggs are rich in phosphorus which is important for proper functioning of kidneys. Fried eggs provide 10% of daily requirement of phosphorus.

5. Other Health Benefits

Image: Source According to a study, eggs do not significantly increase your cholesterol. One egg contains 186 milligrams of cholesterol which can safely be consumed given that you consume less of other cholesterol rich foods.

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