Few foods have bounced around the health spectrum as much as the incredible, edible egg.
Vegetarians with glowing skin and balanced diets often get their protein from eggs; on the other side of the coin, eggs have been demonized since the 1960s for their high cholesterol levels; perfectly splitting the difference is the notion that egg white-only omelets are somehow better for you than the version with yolks.
Last year, though, the US Department of Agriculture dropped some big cholesterol news, saying Americans could ignore that limit, since cholesterol in food doesn't raise blood cholesterol levels.
In the midst of this cholesterol furor was the affirmation that the saturated fat in meat is still bad for you, and eggs are… kind of like meat? And yet, they're not, which is why many vegetarians still eat them. Before you reach for steak and eggs at every meal: are eggs now considered healthy, and are they really any better for your body than meat like chicken, beef, and pork?