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    How many eggs per day can I eat?

     
    Dear reader,

    Eggs have a bad reputation because its yolks contains cholesterol.

    While egg white itself is loaded with high quality protein, yolks also contains an abundance of rare and valuable substances such as choline, lutein and zeaxanthin including, in high quality eggs, a good amount of omega-3 fatty acids.

    Typically, a medium size egg contains 186 mg of cholesterol which represents 62% of the recommended daily intake.

    But in reality, it does not matter. The more food-sourced cholesterol you eat, the less your body needs to produce it.

    Here’s how it works…

    How our body regulates its cholesterol

    Most people still believe that when they eat food containing cholesterol, it increases their blood cholesterol levels and gives us heart disease. Most doctors are happy to encourage that belief. Keep in mind that they only study about 8 hours of nutrition throughout their whole schooling and training.

    But in fact, it’s our liver that manufactures most of our cholesterol.

    Cholesterol is so important to us that our body has developed sophisticated mechanisms to make sure we always have enough of it. Unless someone has a rare disease, our liver continues to produce enough cholesterol for our needs.

    When there is cholesterol in our diet, our liver produces less. That’s it. No argument about it, it adjusts its production automatically. Our blood cholesterol level is not influenced by your dietary cholesterol, or very little, and then only for a short while until balance is achieved.

    I know, it’s hard to believe, right? It’s like admitting that sugary morning cereals are not so good for our health (Really? Just kidding).

    It’s one of those myths that we are told repeatedly since our childhood. So, it is very difficult to accept that they may not be telling us the truth.

    Yet, you can ask any specialist in this field (that is not bought or “convinced” by the pharmaceutical industry) and take the time to check the sources I give you at end of this article. What I am telling you is a scientific fact.

    Anyway, cholesterol is not bad for our health. Quite the contrary! We absolutely need it. Yes, you read that right.

    Without cholesterol, we could not exist...

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    Alain Braux - Culinary Nutritionist

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