Eggs and Cholesterol — How Many Eggs Can You Safely Eat?

Eggs are among the most nutritious foods on the planet. They contain important nutrients that keep your brain healthy. It also contain powerful antioxidants that protect your eyes.

However, the yolk of egg is also rich in calories. Therefore, it’s not fit for excess consumption. Let us look at the reasons why it cannot be consumed in high quantities.

We are with the common notion that consuming more eggs will fill up the body with large amount if cholesterol and therefore unfit for healthy consumption. But, most of us don’t know that our body produces cholesterol as per the requirement based on our diet. Our liver produces large amounts of cholesterol. When we eat cholesterol-rich foods such as eggs, our liver compensates by producing less of it.

Also, eggs consistently raise HDL (the “good”) cholesterol. For 70% of people, there is no increase in total or LDL cholesterol. Some people may experience a mild increase in a benign subtype of LDL.

Many observational studies show that people who eat eggs don’t have an increased risk of heart disease, but some studies show an increased risk for people with type 2 diabetes.

Let’s not forget that eggs are about more than just cholesterol. They’re also loaded with nutrients and offer various other impressive benefits:

They’re high in lutein and zeaxanthin, antioxidants (that reduce the risk of eye diseases like macular degeneration and cataracts).

They’re high in quality animal protein, the benefits of which include increased muscle mass and better bone health.

Studies show that eggs increase feelings of fullness and helps one lose weight.

Eggs are also tasty and incredibly easy to prepare. We can add egg in our daily diets in a number of forms and dishes.

Also, the benefits of consuming eggs far outweigh the potential negatives.

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