In 1968 the American Heart Association recommended lowering your blood cholesterol levels by consuming less than 3 egg yolks per week.
However, the research has consistently shown that consuming dietary cholesterol DOES NOT influence your blood cholesterol levels!
Every cell in the body has the capacity to make its own cholesterol. Cholesterol is an integral part of the cell, helping to keep its structure and shape. This means that the body is actually really good at processing cholesterol, and these processes are tightly regulated in the body.
PLUS since the body has the ability to make its own cholesterol, we don’t even need to consume dietary cholesterol to give us the amount we need to thrive.
And like I said before… Dietary cholesterol wouldn’t even influence our blood cholesterol levels, anyway!
Because of the consistent literature on this, the American Heart Association actually got rid of the egg recommendation. So it is totally safe for you to consume eggs daily!
But... If the cholesterol we get from our diet doesn’t increase our cholesterol levels… What does?!
^It’s these lifestyle questions and habits that can put you, more or less, at risk for developing high cholesterol levels on your bloodwork!
It is tempting to hone in on one dietary change that should be made in order to fix your health, but the truth is, our health is multifaceted. There are so many factors that play a role in our health, so one dietary change isn’t going to make a huge difference. And in this case, eliminating eggs won’t change your blood cholesterol levels…
So I encourage anyone reading this to look at their lifestyle and make improvements where they need.
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