In our previous post about cholesterol, we talked about the fact that cholesterol is not the demon we have been led to believe it is.
The body tightly regulates the amount of cholesterol in our blood by controlling its internal production; when cholesterol intake in the diet goes down, the body makes more cholesterol, and when cholesterol intake in the diet goes up, the body makes less cholesterol. In other words, trying to avoid cholesterol in your food has little to no impact on your body’s cholesterol levels since it will simply regulate its own needs.
🍳 One of the big questions asked is can I eat eggs?
The short answer is YES as the cholesterol in eggs does not have a significant effect on blood cholesterol. This is true for the majority of people, however, those with familial hypercholesterolaemia should try to limit their dietary cholesterol.
In fact, eggs are extremely good for you!
✅ Source of vitamins and minerals
Eggs are a good source of vitamins and minerals including vitamin D and the B vitamins – riboflavin, vitamin B12 and folate. Many people don’t get enough of these vitamins in their diet.
✅ Source of protein
The protein in eggs is easy to digest and contains all the building blocks of the proteins your body needs to function.
✅ Low in fat
Egg yolks contain some fat, but the white hardly contains any. One average egg (58g) contains around 4.6g of fat, which is about a teaspoon. Only a quarter of this is saturated fat, the type that raises cholesterol levels in the body.
✅ Versatile and inexpensive
You can turn eggs into a variety of quick and easy breakfasts, lunches and dinners such as omelettes, egg wraps, quiche or even pancakes.
Here are some of our favourite egg recipes:
– Pesto, Sun-dried Tomato and Feta Rolls
– Crustless Chicken Quiche
– Spinach Shakshuka
– French Toast With Avocado & Fried Egg
– Egg Broccoli & Ham Muffins