Does Eggs have Carbs?

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Obi Obadike

Obi Obadike

Celebrity Fitness & Nutrition Expert, CFT, SFN, M.S. Founder & CEO – Ethical Inc.
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Does eggs have carbs? Eggs have about 0.6 grams of carbs per one boiled egg serving. So, the grams of carbs are minimal in a boiled egg, but it contains a high amount of protein which the body needs. The nutritional facts of one boiled egg are the following:

Calories- 77

Carbs: 0.6 grams

Total Fat: 5.3 grams

Saturated Fat: 1.6 grams

Monounsaturated fat: 2.0 grams

Cholesterol: 212 mg

Protein: 6.3 mg

Vitamin A: 6% of the recommended dietary allowance

Vitamin B12: 15% of the recommended dietary allowance

Vitamin B5: 7% of the recommended dietary allowance

Phosphorus: 86mg, or 9% of the RDA

Selenium: 15.4mcg or 22% of the RDA

Does eggs have carbs? Photo credit: iStock-Elena Rycova

If you have a goal of wanting to increase your carb intake, then eating eggs shouldn’t be your food source for that. One of the great things about eggs is the protein intake in them. And your body needs this for building and maintaining muscle. Eggs contain all the nine essential amino acids. A lot of the protein that comes from eggs comes from the yolk.

One of the negative things about eating eggs is the high cholesterol intake from it.  One large egg contains 212 mg of cholesterol and that 71% of the RDA- recommended daily allowance.  There was a study that was done that revealed that eating 7 eggs a week increased the risk of heart disease.

One of the most important nutrients that is found in the yolk is choline.  Choline is important for maintaining a healthy nervous system and it promotes fetal/brain and memory development. One large egg contains about 147 mg of choline and that is 27% of the daily value. Unfortunately, your body can’t main choline by itself as it needs to get it from some form of nutritional diet like eggs.

Lutein and zeaxanthin are also found in egg yolk. These antioxidants are known to improve eye health. These are known to slow the formation of cataracts and protect against age related macular degeneration.

Hard-boiled egg vs fried eggs have similar vitamins and minerals.  One large, hard-boiled egg has 77 calories and 5.3 grams of fat compared to 90 calories and 7 grams of fat in a large fried egg.

“Eggs have about 0.6 grams of carbs per one boiled egg serving. So, the grams of carbs are minimal to 0. Celebrity Fitness & Nutrition Expert Obi Obadike

The Bottom-Line eggs have very little carbs so if your goal is to increase your carbs intake then eating carbs won’t really help you accomplish that goal. But eating eggs whether it be a fried eggs or a boiled egg will help increase your protein intake. Eggs contain all the 9 essential amino acids. Protein is the essential building block to building and maintaining lean muscle mass.

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