Eggs – many people start their days with this breakfast staple – but a nutritionist has warned that the way they are cooked could be negatively impacting your health.

From forming the base of an omelette to being a ingredient in a pancake, there’s a plethora of delightful options to devour these protein-rich, nutrient-packed little miracles.

However, myths about eggs have prompted some people to eliminate yolks and cut down on egg consumption generally.

A nutritionist has now opened up on what’s really inside an egg and whether our favourite egg dishes are actually healthy.

According to BBC GoodFood, an average chicken egg contains several components.

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Dr Kellyann Petrucci told delish.com that one of these, choline, makes eggs a nutritional powerhouse: “Choline helps builds strong, bouncy cell membranes, and it also plays a critical role in methylation-the process of turning genes ‘on’ and ‘off.'”

She added that this nutrient does wonders for our brains just like it does for our bodies, stating: “A high choline intake may help prevent depression, memory loss, and anxiety.”

Eggs are also loaded with riboflavin, iron, zinc, folate, phosphorous, and vitamins A, D, B6, and B12.

You might have heard the rumour that too many eggs can hike up your cholesterol levels. But Petrucci set the record straight, explaining: “As it turns out, eggs don’t affect your cholesterol significantly. And when eggs do change your cholesterol, studies hint that they do it in a good way.”

So, what should we watch out for when having eggs for breakfast?

Petrucci pointed out two important things we must be aware of to avoid negatively affecting our health.

Firstly, she cautioned against pairing eggs with sodium and saturated fat-packed breakfast meats like bacon and sausage as these processed meats come with loads of health risks.

Secondly, Petrucci stresses that it’s vital to cook your eggs with high-quality fats, suggesting options such as organic butter or grass-fed ghee.

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