I know this sounds wrong to a lot of people but eating eggs is a great way to lower your cholesterol. Not only are they fairly low in calories but they have shown to help lower
blood cholesterol in many patients. Yes, eggs are high in cholesterol but they are also very high in nutrients.
One of the reasons I'm picking out eggs specifically is because I have seen them benefit many people with high cholesterol, including my father and a good friend who suffered a major heart attack losing 32% functionality of his heart. My father was told by his doctor that his cholesterol was way too high and he really needed to change his diet. In short, by advice of a couple of nutritionists, he greatly increased his egg consumption to 2-4 eggs per day. After a couple months he went back in to get his cholesterol levels checked and his doctor couldn't believe how far it had dropped and asked what he was doing differently, he didn't believe my Dad when he told him about the eggs...
Anyway, there are a lot of doctors who have discussed this point at length who can illustrate how beneficial eggs actually are to reducing and controlling cholesterol a lot better than I can!
"As many members pointed out, together with liver, kidney and prawns, eggs do contain more dietary cholesterol than many other foods. It was for this reason that past advice focussed on limiting intakes of these foods if you had high blood cholesterol. And as eggs tend to be eaten more frequently than liver, kidney or prawns, they were particularly thrown into the spotlight when it came to advising people to cut down on cholesterol-containing foods.
However, thanks to more recent research, we now know the cholesterol in food has little effect on our blood cholesterol levels. What really affects blood cholesterol is the amount of saturated fat we eat. This means if you need to lower your cholesterol, the most important thing you can do is cut down on the amount of foods you eat that contain saturates, such as fatty meats, full-fat milk, butter, lard, cream, pastry, cakes and biscuits. Eating more fruit, vegetables and foods such as oats and pulses, which contain a type of fibre called soluble fibre can also help to lower cholesterol.
Thanks to this newfound knowledge, the Food Standards Agency doesn’t recommend limiting the number of eggs you eat, unless your GP or a dietitian has specifically advised you to do this. This is great news for slimmers as eggs contain just 85 calories each but are packed with nutrients including protein, zinc, iron, iodine and vitamins A, D, E and some B vitamins..."
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<--very interesting read