Woman claims eating eggs is worse for you than smoking

One woman's ignorant claim about eggs has ignited a firestorm of anger online.

A woman under the Twitter handle "plantloverbarb" posted on Monday to tell her followers the dangers of the popular breakfast food.

"One egg = five cigarettes!? Egg yolks are loaded with cholesterol" she wrote.

"A medium-sized egg contains 186mg of cholesterol, which is 62 percent of the recommended intake. Eating eggs is worse for your health than smoking!"

Comments on the post did not hold back. The woman was blasted by people who disagreed with her ridiculous claim.

"This is somehow the dumbest thing I've read on the internet today. Hats off to you," wrote one man.

"Sorry but you are so poorly misinformed it's genuinely frightening. This is based on ideological nonsense with zero science to back it up," said another.

The woman's claim is taken from pro-vegan Netflix documentary What the Health.

What the Health was released in 2017, and received criticism for being biased and inaccurate. The egg and cigarette link was the most contentious claim in the film.

Dietician Stacey Mattison condemned the claim saying it isn't backed up by any evidence.

"There is absolutely inadequate data to suggest by any means that eating one egg per day is the equivalent of smoking five cigarettes a day," she wrote in a 2017 blog post.

The film was accused of cherry-picking data to support its views and ignoring data which debunked them.

It was also accused of confusing correlation with causation.