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Calories in Eggs Benedict

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author image Brian Willett
Brian Willett began writing in 2005. He has been published in the "Buffalo News," the "Daytona Times" and "Natural Muscle Magazine." Willett also writes for Bloginity.com and Bodybuilding.com. He is an American Council on Exercise-certified personal trainer and earned a Bachelor of Arts in journalism from the University of North Carolina.
Calories in Eggs Benedict
Eggs Benedict on a white plate next to a glass of orange juice. Photo Credit Edster1980/iStock/Getty Images

Eggs Benedict is a dish typically made with eggs, Canadian bacon, English muffins and Hollandaise sauce, among other ingredients. A serving is high in fat, calories and cholesterol.

Calories, Fat and Cholesterol

A serving of Eggs Benedict prepared with two medium eggs contains 553 calories. It also has 32 grams of fat, 11 grams of which are saturated fat. The American Heart Association recommends limiting your daily intake of saturated fat to 16 grams, as this type of fat may raise your cholesterol level, increasing your risk of heart disease. However, this dish in general is high in cholesterol with 434 milligrams in each serving. This is because one medium egg contains 164 milligrams of cholesterol -- and the dish only only includes eggs, but Hollandaise sauce is also made with eggs.

Carbohydrates

One serving of eggs Benedict contains 7 grams of carbohydrates. Of these carbohydrates, 2 grams comes from fiber.

Protein

Eggs Benedict is high in protein, with each serving containing 27 grams.

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