Is Egg Bad Cholesterol?

According to┬áthe U.S. Department of Agriculture, one large egg has about 186 mg of cholesterol, the daily recommended cholesterol for an adult is 200 mg to 300 mg. However, for most healthy people, eating seven eggs a week doesn’t really raise the cholesterol level or risk of heart disease.

The foods that accompany eggs in a traditional American breakfast – bacon, sausage and ham, are more closely tied with the risk of heart disease.

Foods with saturated fat or trans fats are the bad guys.

However, for diabetic people, it’s a different story. Some researches say eating seven eggs a week significantly raises the risk of heart disease. Some other researches say eating eggs are beneficial. Of course more researches are needed.

The cholesterol of chicken eggs almost all exists in the yolk. So if you are worried about egg cholesterol but still like it, you may choose eating the egg whites.

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