How Many Eggs a Day Are Good for Heart Health?

I don’t know if you’re old enough to remember, but in the 70′s many associations like the American Heart Association, discouraged people from consuming eggs as the yolk contains high amounts of cholesterol. These associations thought that the cholesterol found in egg yoks is causing heart diseases, so they made the white omelets a popular dish.

But, many different studies have discovered that the cholesterol found in shrimps, eggs and other animal sources had a minute effect on the body’s cholesterol levels. The medical experts have found that this cholesterol has healthy fats that are good for health.


So, the American Heart Association has revised its opinion on consuming eggs but also suggested that cholesterol intake per day should not cross 300 milligrams. You should know that one egg actually contains 200 mg of cholesterol along with a balanced mix of saturated and unsaturated fats.

A study, conducted by group of researchers in the 70′s,has discovered that consuming 5-6 eggs a week does not increase heart disease or stroke risk in any way. Leading institutions like the Harvard School of Public Health, after several studies said that consuming eggs can increase cholesterol levels by a negligible margin, but beneficial nutrients like protein, vitamin B12, riboflavin, folate and vitamin D may counter the effect.

They also claim that eggs are a healthy replacement to processed meats and carbohydrates. Another, more recent study, suggests that you should start your day with eggs, because it can benefit cholesterol levels in the long run as compared to eating a bagel or a bowl of cereal. We really hope you find this article helpful and don’t forget to share it with your friends and family. Thank You.

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