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How many calories do eggs generally have?

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One whole egg generally has about 66 calories. It also includes about 4 grams of fat, 197 milligrams of cholesterol, 58 milligrams of sodium and 6 grams of protein.

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How many calories do eggs generally have?
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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.

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