Mad about Yolks

Many historical studies show that egg yolk consumption led to high cholesterol.  Rather the yolk is NOT the primary contributor for high cholesterol, it takes more than just egg yolks to cause high cholesterol.  What?!?  In other words, look at your lifestyle as a whole along with its various components rather than one particular area – what you eat daily (primary dietary cholesterol outlets include: saturated animal fats and full-fat dairy products), whether you smoke and/or drink alcohol, how you sleep, and levels of physical activity.

FullSizeRender_4If you have high cholesterol, consuming one whole egg daily in conjunction with a healthy diet, moderate physical activity, and sleep, does not warrant worry.  The 2015-2020 Dietary Guidelines does not specify the daily recommendation for dietary cholesterol but the Healthy US Style Eating Pattern recommends 100-300 mg daily (Key Elements of the 2015-2020 Dietary Guidelines).  Those with or at risk for high cholesterol should follow the proposed 100-300 mg range for dietary cholesterol consumption.  A whole egg has about 2/3 of this proposed cholesterol content.

 

Time to get crackin’ with those eggs whatever your fancy may be – sunny side up, poached, hard boiled, or scrambled.

xxx – Sarah