MYTH: 'Too many eggs will give you bad cholesterol'
I am constantly surprised that I still hear people saying you shouldnt eat too many eggs, theyre bad for your heart or dont eat more than 3 eggs a week or eggs give you high cholesterol. Research has proven that eating less eggs has little to no effect on lowering cholesterol levels, it was even in the news 2 years ago!
So why do we still think this way?
Probably because it wasnt front page news that eggs were actually good for you. Probably because mainstream health magazines everywhere, for years, were preaching that too many eggs were bad for you, and even today you can read articles from these so-called experts saying they eat egg whites only: because the yolk will increase cholesterol. While they do have a point, eating eggs does increase cholesterol, they always seem to omit the detail...
Cholesterol comes in 2 types:
- HDL high density lipoprotein: GOOD CHOLESTEROL a protective type
- LDL low density lipoprotein: BAD CHOLESTEROL a harmful type
Yes you read it right good and bad cholesterol. Eating whole eggs increases good cholesterol (HDL) which in turn will help lower your levels of bad cholesterol (LDL). So get rid of the old myth that you shouldnt eat too many eggs, and crack on with those omelettes!