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Eggs can raise cholesterol - fact or fiction?

Fiction! There's no reason why you can't enjoy eggs regularly. Eggs contain a moderate amount of cholesterol - though the level is declining as farming methods improve - which once led to fears that they could increase blood cholesterol.

Research in the last ten years has dismissed the link between dietary cholesterol (the cholesterol in food) and high blood cholesterol. Instead, saturated fat has been found to be the main culprit in high blood cholesterol and heart disease. 

With only 1.7g of saturated fat in a medium egg, you can keep tucking in while avoiding saturated fat heavyweights - such as cheese, pastries and fatty cuts of meat - to reduce your cholesterol levels.

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Since I started having 2 eggs as part of my breakfast, I have managed to drop below the 10% fat percentage. I eat eggs 6x a week. It is a tasty way to start the day, provides you with a healthy protein boost, and keeps you full throughout the morning. And indeed, all the research I have seen shows that eggs are not effecting cholesterol levels - if part of a healthy diet!


Posted: 10/01/2012 at 21:40

Since I started having 2 eggs as part of my breakfast, I have managed to drop below the 10% fat percentage. I eat eggs 6x a week. It is a tasty way to start the day, provides you with a healthy protein boost, and keeps you full throughout the morning. And indeed, all the research I have seen shows that eggs are not effecting cholesterol levels - if part of a healthy diet!


Posted: 10/01/2012 at 21:41

When you are always on the go, and cannot prepare food that contain similar nutrients needs, egg is an alternative source.

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Posted: 05/06/2012 at 11:07

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