Sumary of The Best and Worst Ways to Cook Eggs—Ranked!:
- Research shows that a simple way to maximize the health value of the mighty egg is by choosing the right cooking method.
- Regardless of how we rank each cooking method, bear this in mind: no matter what the cooking method, eating eggs is healthy, and even if there are differences in nutrition, they are very minute.
- We recommend either butter or extra virgin olive oil: A 2016 study published in the journal PLOS ONE found that there is no connection between butter and heart disease (plus, grass-fed butter is actually a great source of fat-fighting fatty acid CLA) and EVOO is rich in heart-healthy monounsaturated fats and disease-fighting antioxidants.
- On the other hand, cooking your eggs in vegetable oil means you’re increasing your intake of omega-6 fatty acids, a group of fats that causes waist-widening inflammation.
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- RELATED: 17 Side Effects of Eating Eggs Every Day Whole eggs or scrambled eggs are cracked into a cup or muffin tin and baked at 350°F until cooked to order.
- In fact, according to a study published in the journal Food Chemistry, when eggs are scrambled and then cooked in a 350°F oven for 40 minutes, only 39 to 45 percent of the vitamin D found in eggs was maintained.
- Final Verdict: 2/5 Since dietary sources of vitamin D are limited (most people “consume” vitamin D through exposure to sunlight), the fact that baking decreases levels of vitamin D resulted in a significant docking in their ratings.