“Eggs are bad for heart health.”
This myth we’ve heard for many years. It’s been so up and down in the nutrition and health profession that we thought we needed to set this myth straight!
Here are the facts…
- Eggs are low in saturated fat—about 1.5 g per one large egg
- You should get less than 20 grams of saturated fat/trans fat daily
- Saturated fats and trans fat are the main dietary culprits for raising blood cholesterol.
- For a healthy person, having one egg a day is okay. But if you have a heart condition, diabetes or hypertension you should limit the yolks to about 3 or 4 a week or less since they have the saturated fat and cholesterol
Great news: Although the yolk does contain the cholesterol it is packed with valuable nutrients. The egg white are full of mostly protein, are fat free and only have 16 calories each—so you don’t have to limit your consumption of egg whites.
The next time you want an egg – eat it in moderation and you’ll be fine!
What’s the news you’ve heard about eggs recently?