How many eggs a day can you consume?

Although, eggs are rich in protein and fat. Several years back research studies stated that there is a direct link between consuming eggs and increased risk of developing heart diseases and premature death. It is because the egg yolk contains high level of cholesterol.

But recent studies have challenged those by stating that the cholesterol people consume in food, only has a small impact on cholesterol levels in the body.

The majority of cholesterol production takes place in the liver. The main influencing factor for this is not how much cholesterol one consumes, but other factors, such as the amount of saturated fat in the diet.

Consuming eggs can give your body highly nutritional values it requires to stay healthy.

Eggs are rich in protein, vitamins and minerals including vitamin A, vitamin B an B-12, vitamin D, iodine, folate and even enriched with omega-3.
The best way to consume egg is as boiled egg in breakfast. You can consume eggs to derive these health benefits, however, in turn you can expect rise in cholesterol level slightly. Although there is no upper cap on the number of eggs one can consume in a day, and more researches need to be done in this regard. But, if you aren’t suffering from already high cholesterol levels or any other heart issue, you can consume one or two eggs everyday to stay healthy.
However, if you have high cholesterol levels, diabetes or any heart disease, cut down your egg consumption to only 3-4 per week.

If you are concerned about your blood cholesterol levels, it is important to limit foods which are high in saturated and trans- fats as well as cholesterol. These are important steps in managing heart disease.

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