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Everything You Need to Know About Eggs

1 July, 2016 ,

You’ve recently sent us quite a few questions concerning eggs. I therefore decided to write an article about eggs to answer all your questions on this topic. I’ll go through the following points: cholesterol, omega-3, allergies and general recommendations for eating eggs.

Eggs and Cholesterol

Eggs contain on average 150 to 200 mg of cholesterol per unit. Is that a reason to worry? Thankfully, no! We now know that dietary cholesterol has little or no effect on blood cholesterol levels. You can therefore eat a few eggs per week without problem.

A study published recently in the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition concludes that the intake of dietary cholesterol (from eggs and other sources), as part of a healthy diet, isn’t associated with an increased risk of cardiovascular disease, even in people who have a genetic predisposition to high cholesterol levels1. Instead, saturated fats, found mostly in meat and full-fat dairy products, should be consumed in moderation because they have a greater influence on blood cholesterol levels.

Keep reading to discover recommendations for how many eggs you can safely eat per week.

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Jef L'Ecuyer

Jef L’Ecuyer

Registered Dietitian, RD at SOScuisine.com

Jef is a nutritionist and member of the OPDQ and Dietitians of Canada. Newly graduated and passionate about culinary arts, Jef offers a simple, efficient, and practical outlook on planning daily meals. With this perspective, she is works in tandem with the SOSCuisine team.

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