Do you have high cholesterol? Well, then you’ve probably been told more than once to avoid or limit consumption of eggs and shellfish, high in dietary cholesterol to reduce your cholesterol levels. For decades, this has been the recommendation by health professionals. The good news is that science has evolved, and the new 2015 Dietary Guidelines for Americans has removed placing a daily limit on dietary cholesterol consumption. Recent scientific research concludes that there is little to no relationship between the amount of dietary cholesterol and increased risk for heart disease. This is great news! Here are 5 fun tips for why you should eat the entire egg:
- 1 egg has only 70 calories
- An egg costs on average 20 cents each!
- Contains the highest quality protein
- One of the rare foods that contains vitamin D
- Contains phytochemicals, zeaxanthin and lutein, which both help reduce the risk for cataracts and macular degeneration