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The Truth About Egg Yolks
The Truth About Cholesterol, Fat, and Eggs
Here’s the truth about cholesterol: Taking in fat through your diet doesn’t make much of a difference in your blood cholesterol levels. Approximately 75 percent of cholesterol in your body is produced by your liver, which means that even if you stopped eating anything with cholesterol in it, your body would still continue to produce its own.
“Since we cannot possibly eat enough cholesterol to use for our bodies’ daily functions, our bodies make their own. When we eat more foods rich in this compound, our bodies make less.” argues Dr. Chris Masterjohn in his article for cholesterol-and-health.com. “If we deprive ourselves of foods high in cholesterol — such as eggs, butter, and liver — our body revs up its cholesterol synthesis. The end result is that, for most of us, eating foods high in cholesterol has very little impact on our blood cholesterol levels.”
You read that right. Eating less cholesterol can cause your liver to compensate by producing even more on its own.
The medical establishment is finally waking up. In 2015, the US government removed eggs from its recommendation of a 300 mg daily limit for dietary cholesterol.
Now, this doesn’t mean you should just pig out on cake or eat 20 eggs a day. Too much of any one thing is unhealthy. But what it does mean is that whole eggs are NOT bad for you. Take all that nonsense you’ve heard about the evils of egg yolks and throw it away.If you want to order an egg white omelet, fine. But don’t feel like you have to in order to be healthy.
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