Are Eggs High In Cholesterol?

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27 May 2014

Eggs are packed with vital nutrients. Given the fact that it contains all nutrients in just the right proportions to create a new life, this is pretty much understandable. You can imagine the balance and abundance of nutrition that it offers. Still, there is an air of doubt about their regular consumption.


It’s true that the egg yolk is full of cholesterol, but we often oversee the fact that they are excellent sources of all essential fatty acids and fat-soluble vitamins. Regular egg consumption does not elevate the blood cholesterol level directly. The credit for a deranged lipid profile actually goes to a sedentary lifestyle and poor eating habits. A healthy and active person may take up to 4 egg whites and 2 egg yolks per day. Egg white is a rich source of riboflavin and quality protein, while egg yolk provides Vitamin A, B vitamins, calcium, phosphorous, lecithin and iron.


Eating eggs as a part of your regular diet is actually not bad to your health. Yolk is known to increase the good cholesterol (HDL) levels in blood, and does not have any direct effect on the LDL cholesterol levels. Shifting from the conventional egg to the omega-3 enriched varieties would help in keeping the harmful triglycerides under check.


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