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Does More Eggs Mean Higher Cholesterol?

by Uldreich Sam Crisostomo October 03, 2017

Does More Eggs Mean Higher Cholesterol?

More often than not, when you get diagnosed with high cholesterol, you will go out of your way to avoid eggs, which is really unnecessary. For all we know, the body’s cholesterol levels are influenced by certain saturated and trans fats. We do know that eggs contain very little saturated fat which is only around 1.5 grams of fat per large egg and absolutely no trans fat. Depriving yourself of an egg means foregoing 13 naturally occurring vitamins and minerals and also a really delicious breakfast option.

Eggs are a very good source of inexpensive, high quality protein. More than half the protein of an egg is found in the egg white along with vitamin B2 and lower amounts of fat and cholesterol than the yolk. The whites are rich sources of selenium, vitamin D, B6, B12 and minerals such as zinc, iron and copper. Egg yolks contain more calories and fat. They are the source of cholesterol, fat soluble vitamins A, D, E and K and lecithin. Eggs are regarded a 'complete' source of protein as they contain all eight essential amino acids; the ones we cannot synthesise in our bodies and must obtain from our diet.

Now, before thinking about quitting eggs completely, try to think about the number of nutrients you can get off it. Now that we know that eggs have no relation with the cholesterol levels of our body, you may enjoy it but still remember to moderately consume it. Always remember that taking too much of anything is never good for our bodies.
Uldreich Sam Crisostomo
Uldreich Sam Crisostomo



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