Salted egg calories? How many eggs do you need to make one calorie?
Whether or not salted egg calories is a good marketing idea, it’s certainly a very smart marketing idea.
Remember that while people do sometimes get the message they want and will read your copy and click on your links, there are also plenty of other people who don’t get it and will never click on them or at least never click on them without some sort of prompting or offer.
So, even though you’re not going to be able to sell salted egg calories directly to everyone, you can still hope that if everyone else converts to your brand (and the brand converts to yours) that a large number of people who didn’t convert for some reason will convert for the same reason somewhere else in their lives.
And even if you can’t sell salted egg calories directly, by making it easy for them to reach you by following links, sharing your content (which we all need more of) and getting referrals from others who have already converted, you can still hope that if everyone else does too (and the brand does too), then a large number of people who didn’t convert for some reason will convert for the same reason somewhere else in their lives.
What is Salted Egg?
In the early days of the dieting world, dieters were often warned to limit their sodium intake. Some people did. As a result, salt has often been used as a buzzword for weight loss by marketers.
In fact, you can find claims like this on just about any diet/weight loss product:
“You get at least 7 calories per teaspoon!”
Not so fast…
The truth is that salt is not truly “calories per teaspoon”. I do want you to learn how to use it correctly, so that you can enjoy the benefits of it without having to worry about calorie counts or sodium calculations. And I want to teach you how to make better choices when it comes to eating out and food labels. But lets start with something easy: SALTED EGGS!
For foodies who wish they could get away with eating every bit as much salt in their diet as they would like, salted eggs are one of the easiest foods to add saltiness back into your life. They are naturally salty (and delicious), but without added salt, and without the need for some complicated math apps or paid apps that tell you what is in them (which I will be talking about in more detail later).
So why would someone want to eat salted eggs? Well, first and foremost because they taste great! But also because most foods include a little bit of salt in them — and adding a little bit of salt can give even more flavor and taste depth when combined with other flavoring agents (like pepper) or other ingredients like spices and herbs. And if you are trying out a new food for the first time (a first for most people) this could be the perfect opportunity to try some new flavors or textures (and avoid getting sick). And finally… if you don’t already have salted egg recipes in your repertoire (which I believe is probably pretty rare), then this is an opportunity for new recipes!
The Health Benefits of Salted Egg
Salted egg is a high-calorie snack. Most people have probably never considered the healthy benefits of salted egg. Salted eggs are a great source of protein and a good source of essential minerals, vitamins and antioxidants. They also provide some unique benefits for our bodies in terms of nutrition.
What exactly does salted egg do? The best evidence seems to be that salted eggs have some health benefits which make them particularly beneficial for people with cardiovascular disease or high blood pressure.
The American Heart Association recommends:
“If you have high blood pressure, your doctor may recommend reducing sodium intake by about 1 teaspoon per day.” (1)
It is also helpful to keep some salt in your diet, but this can be difficult to do if you are overweight or obese (and it’s been shown that excess salt intake can lead to hypertension). So if you are overweight, or if your blood pressure is high, then salt might not be the best choice.
In addition, while consuming too much sodium can cause problems with blood pressure and heart function , consuming too much salt can make those problems worse. If you find that you need more salt than usual, then check out this link which lists all the reasons why consuming more sodium might not be a good idea: https://www.nhlbi.nih.gov/guidelines/guid_nat_sodium_min_eg/index .
Why should I eat salted eggs? Salted eggs are very low in calories and low in fat — but they are also high in nutrients like iron and B12 (if you get enough B12 from food). And there’s no doubt that eating foods with lots of nutrients will contribute to overall good health — so why not eat them? Also, it’s really nice having extra protein from food and not having to count calories anyway! So let’s look at how salted eggs compare to other sources of protein on various scales:
Calories per tablespoon: 14 calories – 3 teaspoons = 9 calories per 1 tablespoon = 6 calories per 1 ounce = 5 Calories per single serving = 8 Calories per serving @ 1 tablespoon = 4 Calories per serving @ 1 ounce = 3 Calories per serving @ ¼ cup = 2 Calories per serving @ ½ cup = 0 Calories per serving @ ¾ cup = 0 Calories per serving @ ⅓ cup = 0 Calories (total) less than 100 grams (3 tablespoons / 19
How to Eat Salted Egg?
The fact is that salted egg calories are all over the place. Whether you think of them as spicy, salty, or even sweet. You can get them in big quantities or for a low price. But which ones are best? We’ve put together a guide to help you make that decision.
The answer is: there is no right or wrong way to eat salted egg calories, so long as they don’t contain any added sugar.
And while there are some foods with a higher calorie density, a single salted egg will only add about 2-3% to your daily calorie intake (the rest of it comes from the fact it contains 1 gm of protein and 0 gm of saturated fat). So, not much extra weight gain if you eat fewer calories on top of being “more nutritious” and “less processed”.
Health Risks of Eating Too Much Salted Egg
In January, 2018, a study published in the Journal of Adolescent Health found that people who eat too much salted egg may be putting themselves at risk for diabetes. This is because the protein in salted egg can make you feel hungry for up to three hours after eating it — which makes it a nutrient-dense snack. But salted eggs aren’t bad news if you eat them in moderation: they’re good sources of protein and healthy fats. Just be careful what you eat.
The topic of salted egg calories is a good one for me to talk about as I have been fascinated by the idea of “hidden calories” since childhood. The ubiquity of salt and sugar in our food, combined with the fact that we are unable to sense the difference between them, has led to a lot of speculation about whether salted eggs have any calories at all. To be entirely honest, I feel like I know enough about this topic to say that it doesn’t and I really don’t want to talk about it anymore — but I think there is some value in explaining why this is true, even if it will probably annoy you (because you’re not trying to make your food taste better) or whether you get something out of this (because hopefully you are trying to make your food healthier).
The technical answer is that eggs are meant to be eaten raw (that’s most of what we call “salted” eggs) and have a significant quantity of sodium stored in their cells (most people get slightly more than 100 mg per egg). They also have sugar and salt added during cooking. This means that most eggs have around 0.5 grams of sodium per egg, which is quite different from salted eggs. The remaining portion — 0.5 grams — depends on what the recipe calls for: in some cases, the protein percentage (which affects both energy density and fat content) and in other cases, how much fat an egg contains (which affects its fat content).
So why do we need salt? Well, our bodies’ innate tendency towards dehydration means that we sweat when water is lost through our skin or when we exercise: 1 gram of water evaporates every 15 minutes while your body loses 1 gram per hour if you don’t replenish lost water fast enough. That’s quite a lot right there — but let’s go back over it again: Our bodies lose 1 gram per hour if they aren’t replenished by sweat; 2 grams per hour if they’re replenished too slowly; 3 grams per hour if they’re not replenished at all; 4 grams per hour if they’re rehydrated properly; 5 grams per hour if they’re rehydrated too quickly; 6 grams per hour if they’re rehydrated too slowly; 7 grams per hour if they’re being kept hydrated at an inappropriate temperature… Of course, all those numbers are subject to constant error due to factors such as blood flow volume differences