Eggs have a high cholesterol content, and high blood cholesterol levels are associated with heart disease. However, saturated fat has a much more significant effect on cholesterol levels than the cholesterol in food. Of the 4 grams of fat found in an egg, only 1.2 grams are saturated fat.
Eggs are high in vitamins and minerals, including iron, phosphorous, selenium, vitamin B-6 and vitamin B-12. They also have lutein and zeaxanthin, two nutrients that fight disease.
For full health benefits, eggs must be stored in the refrigerator and then completely cooked to kill bacteria.Learn more about Calories in Food