Since I was a child I have been hearing mixed rumours on whether eggs are a good or bad thing. I remember my mother warning me not to have too many eggs or my cholesterol would shoot up! Well today I am writing this entry to set the record straight.
“The ingrained misconception linking egg consumption to high blood cholesterol and heart disease must be corrected.”
New research from the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) has provided new insights into eggs and cholesterol. A large egg was measured to contained 185mg of cholesterol, down from the 2002 that measured 215mg. The change in numbers likely reflects changes in the diet given to the chickens, the way animals are bred, etc.
The Real Deal on Eggs
- One egg a day does not result in increased blood cholesterol
- Daily egg consumption has no effect on the risk of cardiovascular disease in healthy people
- Consuming less then 200mg a day can help people at a high risk of cardiovascular disease
- One egg has 41 international units (IU) of Vitamin D
- The vitmains/minerals/protein are mainly contained in the egg yolk
- One large egg contains 6 grams of protein and is a source of calcium, iron, zinc and iodine
Click below to see the full nutritional breakdown of one large egg!
“If you need to reduce your blood cholesterol level it is more important that you cut down on the amount of saturated fat in your diet from foods like fatty meat, full fat dairy products, cakes, biscuits and pastries.”