Eggs

Are Egg Yolks Bad For The Health?

Breakfast is one very important meal you shouldn’t skip. But most of us aren’t sure whether we should eat eggs because of their saturated fat and cholesterol content.

On one hand, eggs are considered an excellent and inexpensive source of protein and various nutrients.

A sore point is there, but only for people with heart disease risk factors. Egg whites are a good source of protein. It is egg yolks that have the cholesterol and saturated fat you’re trying to avoid.

If you have a type of heart disease or high cholesterol, you should be watchful about the number of egg yolks you consume, and take into account all the other forms of saturated fat (red meat, beef, pork, veal and lamb, poultry skin, whole-milk dairy or full-fat cheese) in your diet.

To lower your LDL cholesterol, no more than 5 to 6% of your calories should come from saturated fat.

When you prepare eggs, you should also pay attention to the way you cook them, adding oil to fry contributes to the saturated fat you’re consuming for the day. Avoid putting salt on your eggs to keep the amount of sodium in your diet at the recommended level. One teaspoon of salt is all you need per day.

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