Eggs and cholesterol?

I was eating 2 eggs every morning, because a nutritionist put me on a certain diet (since I have had very weak muscles after an accident with something, and she wanted me to have protein). And, after speaking with her, I was convinced that it wouldn’t hurt my cholesterol. Now, my cholesterol is high and it was perfect before. I never had a problem with cholesterol before this. Is there a good possibility that eating these eggs every day (for 9 months) has caused this increase in cholesterol? If so, can I lower it back to normal by simply stopping to eat them and eating more oatmeal?


  • Yogesh G

    This question has gone around so many times. Another round.
    1. One large egg has about 300 mg of LDL (bad cholesterol)
    2. One large egg also has 10 mg of HDL (good cholesterol)
    3. The good cholesterol in the egg off sets the bad cholesterol in the egg
    4. Human body creates about 3,000 mg of bad cholesterol per day. One large egg would be just 10% added cholesterol.
    5. The fiber in the whole grains binds the cholesterol so its expelled out of your system with feces

    The basic recommendations follow
    1. If you had a heart attack, you should avoid all dietary cholesterol including eggs
    2. If you did not have heart attack, limit your eggs intake to 10 eggs per week
    3. You should always eat whole grains so that the bad cholesterol is bound and expelled out of your system. Oatmeal is whole grain

    Egg whites have no cholesterol. You basic purpose is to eat eggs for their proteins only. So, you can keep on eating eggg whites. As a matter of fact you should eat about 3 eggwhites every day

  • mxchick28

    Eggs are very high in cholesterol! Its not a good idea to eat them everyday that is not good for you at all. If you need protein you could eat meat, fish, beans, nuts and many more things but i would not suggest eggs at all. you need to stay away from foods with high amounts of cholesterol. NO MORE EGGS! only once in awhile they are good.
    Hope i helped you!

  • Iopener

    This one is touchy. I just read a report that indicates that most blood cholesterol is made by the body from dietary fat, not dietary cholesterol. That’s why you should in fact take advantage of eggs and their powerful makeup of protein. This study shows that the protein in eggs is more effective at building muscle than protein from other sources, even milk and beef. Eggs also contain vitamin B12, which is necessary for fat breakdown.
    Talk this over with the Nutritionist and check on the other stuff you are consuming. Good luck.

  • LadyLynn

    Yes. Go back to oatmeal and even Cheerios’s. Egg whites are fine. It’s the yolks that are loaded with cholesterol. You don’t need that. Also, meat, fried food, cheese. Read those labels!
    You need fish, skinless white chicken (and turkey) and most nuts for protein.
    Good luck! 🙂

  • youseemylight

    The diet im currently on, they state for a woman to keep good cholesterol levels, that women should only have 6 egg yolks a week. (For men, 9), after that 6, stick to something like ‘egg beaters’ it really tastes the same, without the cholesterol worries. That or go to simply egg whites after having your share for the week 🙂

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