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How many eggs per day or per week?

  1. Whether an egg is healthy or unhealthy every day depends on what else you eat every day. The Netherlands Nutrition Center advises to vary in fish, legumes, meat and eggs. Eating 2-3 eggs per week is part of a healthy diet. Vegetarians can eat 3-4 eggs per week.

Good nutrients in egg

  1. Eggs are rich in vitamin B12, vitamin D and minerals such as phosphorus and selenium. They are also a source of vitamin A, vitamin B2, folic acid and minerals such as iron and zinc.

Eggs and cholesterol

  1. Less positive is that eggs are rich in cholesterol. Eating products with cholesterol can increase the cholesterol level in your blood. Saturated fat in your diet has a greater effect on your cholesterol levels. High blood cholesterol increases the risk of cardiovascular disease. So be especially careful with foods rich in saturated fat, such as cookies, snacks and fatty cheese and meat varieties. In the video below, Astrid Postma-Smeets, our Nutrition and Health expert, explains exactly how it works.

Advice vegetarians

  1. Because vegetarians generally consume less saturated fat, they can eat more eggs per week than meat eaters: 3-4 pieces per week. Eggs are a good vegetarian choice because of the protein, iron and vitamin B12.

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