Debunking myths: eating eggs does not increase your cholesterol

I was having a conversation with a client the other day about better breakfast choices and she was telling me how much she liked eggs, but obviously didn’t want to eat many of them because of their (negative) impact on cholesterol.

This is one of many food myths that I hear regularly so I thought I’d help to clear up any confusion.

It had been suggested historically that egg intake should be limited, and yolks avoided, because egg yolks are high in cholesterol. HOWEVER, there hasn’t been any clear research linking increased dietary cholesterol from foods like eggs with increased blood cholesterol. (And it’s blood cholesterol levels that are important when it comes to cardiovascular disease.) The bigger issue is typically what else people are having with their eggs!

Eggs are a really inexpensive way of consuming lots of great nutrients. Eggs are a good source of protein and the yolk contains most of the egg’s vitamins and minerals, so definitely not the bit to be discarding!

So feel free to enjoy dippy eggs (and any other varieties of course) whenever you fancy them. And instead focus on more impactful dietary changes such as mindful eating, eating more veggies and eating less processed foods.

Happy dipping!

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