10 Common Health and Fitness Myths Debunked

2) Myth: Eating too many eggs is bad for you

For years medical experts and health teachers alike have warned against eating too many eggs, stating the amount of cholesterol in an egg yolk is astronomically high.  However, there have been no proof that eating too many eggs will cause heart disease.  In fact, the cholesterol inside eggs is actually HDL, high density lipoprotein, which is considered a “good” cholesterol.  But with that said, eating more than 3-4 eggs a week for a long period of time has been known to increase the build up of plague in the arteries, which CAN increase the chance of a stroke or heart attack.  However, the casual relationship  between eggs and heart disease is still yet to be determined.  So for now, the egg myth is only a myth because there is no medical proof as of yet—not because it is completely false.  So to steer completely safe of heart disease, it is recommended that you do not average more than 3 egg yolks in a week.  Egg whites on the other hands are fine and are not controversial at all.

Source: http://healthfinder.gov/News/Article.aspx?id=667717


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