Eggs are at the center of a “To Eat or Not to Eat” discussion because of their cholesterol content.  But, do they really play a culprit in raising your blood cholesterol level? Or it is just a myth?

Here’s the Fact!

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It is a misconception that dietary cholesterol directly reaches the blood and increase the cholesterol level. Research from across the globe acclaim that the amount of cholesterol present in an egg can have only a negligible effect on the heart health. 

One egg a day gives you 6 grams of protein and loads of vitamins, healthy fats and minerals. Other healthful substances found in eggs are choline, which preserves memory and zeaxanthin, which protects vision. Some recent studies have also pointed out that eggs are packed with healthy antioxidants and are low in carbohydrate and saturated fat content.

With all the details mentioned above, now it’s not an exaggeration that eggs are a superfood. Even people with high blood cholesterol can eat eggs in moderation (about 3 to 4 eggs in a week) with no unfavorable effect on their cholesterol numbers. 

If you are still concerned whether eggs are safe for your heart, then better remove the yolk (which has all the cholesterol)  and eat only the egg white. 

For any queries related to a heart healthy diet, consult a Dietician at

About the Author

Vishesh Rohatgi

Dr. Vishesh Rohatgi is a Cardiologist and Head of the Medical Content team. He is an extensive reader and writer. He has a special interest in doing social service and is working with different NGOs in his hometown. His articles have been published in various national and international journals.

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