What's healthier? Hard-boiled eggs or omelettes?

If you’re looking to shed some extra pounds, then it’s best to have boiled eggs. Photo: IANS

There is no doubt eggs are the storehouse of nutrients. But what is the perfect way to have eggs if you are health conscious? Often one is caught between the simplicity of boiled eggs and the savory goodness of an omelette. At the outset, it may not appear to have much of a difference. While the basic ingredient remains the same, the fact is that there will be variations in fats, calories, and other nutrient contents as you change the cooking style and method.

Here’s the answer. If you’re looking to shed some extra pounds, then it’s best to have boiled eggs. You don’t have to worry about any additional fat or calories from any outside substance other than eggs. However, omelettes are a delightful way to enjoy eggs, and the possibilities for fillings are endless. If you prefer to add more vegetables as fillings, then it will increase the nutrient intake and turn out to be healthier than the simple boiled eggs. But on the other hand, if you add more of the items like oil, cheese, or other fatty ingredients, it will only prove harmful to the body in the long run.

The nutrient composition in eggs
A hard-boiled boiled egg of 50 grams has around 78 calories, 6.3 grams of protein, 0.6 grams of carbohydrate, and 5.3 grams of total fat. When we have eggs as omelettes, the fat content will go up. A large hard-boiled egg is a good source of vitamins such as riboflavin and vitamin B12. They also contain minerals such as phosphorous, which is a key component of bones, teeth, and cell membranes and also aids in the production of genetic building blocks, DNA and RNA.

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