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Ever since the Framingham study in the 1960s linked high cholesterol levels to cardiovascular disease, the egg has gotten a bad rap. Why? Because one large egg yolk has around 200 mg of cholesterol and low cholesterol diets restrict dietary cholesterol to 300 mg or less a day.
Since then, new research reveals that it’s not the egg yolk that causes high cholesterol for most people; more commonly, it’s an overproduction of cholesterol by the body or a breakdown in transportation of cholesterol from the blood to the liver. When compared with eggs, a diet high in saturated fat and trans-fat is much more damaging when it comes to artery-clogging activity.
You may remember a television commercial sponsored by the Egg Council with an egg behind bars and the announcement that eggs are now free to join a healthy diet. There are several egg-based myths and even more truths that every person on a kidney diet should know.
Now that you know the “eggs-act” truths about eggs, think about your next egg experience: An omelet, pasteurized egg whites in a smoothie, deviled eggs, hard-boiled and chopped into a salad, or even green eggs with ham! For more egg facts and recipes, visit IncredibleEgg.org.
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