Before hashing out the details, let’s get one important thing out of the way: Eggs aren’t going to give you a heart attack, people. Yes, they’re a little heavy on the cholesterol. But healthy people can eat an egg a day a with no increase in heart disease risk, say Harvard health experts. And many experts believe, but it largely depends on what else you're eating.
That’s because that the cholesterol in foods like eggs has less of an impact on heart health than the mix of fats in your diet. And both chicken and duck eggs contain mostly monounsaturated and polyunsaturated fats, the good type of fats that are tied to a lower risk of heart disease. (Trans fats, on the other hand, unquestionably raise heart disease risk. Saturated fats might up your risk too, but some experts, like Steven Nissen, MD, Chairman of Cardiovascular Medicine at the Cleveland Clinic, thinks future research may clear it of much blame.)
As an added bonus? Eggs are loaded with antioxidants, which some research suggests could even reduce the risk for cancer. So in general, there are plenty of good reasons to be poaching, scrambling, boiling, and sunny-side-upping. (Here are .)