Eggs are low in calories but high in protein. They also contain vitamins and minerals, such as iron, which is good for the blood; carotenoids, which are antioxidants; and lutein and zeaxanthin, which help fight diseases. Not only are eggs affordable and tasty, they are also versatile. You can have them hard-boiled, poached, scrambled, or added into different meals. The only “downside” to eggs, according to some people, is that they are high in cholesterol. But, are eggs bad for cholesterol?