The very common question now a days amongst the people is if eating eggs daily is a healthy choice? However, eggs are considered to raise cholesterol levels, but nutritionists say this is probably not true.
Eggs are a great source of protein and vitamins, so yes, you can eat them regularly. Notably, eggs are the universal food as they can be found in most of the cuisine around the world. Although, there is also some confusion around them.
Few of the people consume eggs once or twice a day, for they are the nutrient-dense food. Also, yet on the other hand, some healthy recipes call for egg whites or replace the egg completely. This naturally leads to some confusions of whether eggs are healthy or should they be avoided?
A registered dietitian, Kylie Sakaida mentions, “A lot of people are confused by eggs because we see so much conflicting information out there.” Further, she says that a lot of that comes from the fact that over a decade ago nutritionists and health professionals were recommending people to stay away from eggs.
The studies done before 2015, were not exactly able to explain relationship between dietary cholesterol and cardiovascular disease. It was thought that foods with high cholesterol would increase blood cholesterol levels. Further, then it would increase your chance of cardiovascular disease, which is the leading cause of death in the US.
Because of this, dietary guidelines put a limit of dietary cholesterol at 300 mg per day. Since eggs have 185 mg of cholesterol, people were told to stay away from them.
A registered dietitian and author of ‘Gentle Nutrition’ Rachael Hartley says, “It’s recommended to pay attention to saturated fats, trans fats, and added sugars, which seem to play more of a role in heart disease.
In 2015, however, Dietary Guidelines for Americans said there was no proof that dietary cholesterol was a direct contributor to an increase in blood cholesterol levels.