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Food Myth: Eggs are Not Allowed if You
Have High Cholesterol

For someone with high cholesterol levels, dietary cholesterol should be restricted to 300 mg per day, says Andrea du Plessis, a registered dietician. “One whole egg contains approximately 210 mg cholesterol. Provided that all other dietary sources of cholesterol are avoided, eating one egg a day is therefore not excessive in terms of cholesterol allowance. Since most people do include other cholesterol-containing foods, dietary guidelines recommend two to four eggs a week as part of a diet low in cholesterol and saturated facts.”

Other experts disagree, maintaining that eating an egg or two a day will not raise your cholesterol levels. In fact, we’ve learned that most blood cholesterol is made by the body from dietary fat, not dietary cholesterol. That’s why you should take advantage of eggs and their powerful protein punch.

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