The Truth About Eggs and Your Cholesterol

Happy Monday!

During just about every consultation I do, I get the inevitable question: Can I eat eggs? Will they raise my cholesterol?

The idea that cholesterol in foods, such as in egg yolks, can elevate cholesterol in your body has been a standard nutritional guideline for over 50 years. Because of this, the vast majority of doctors and nutritionists, recommended that patients eat things like cereal and toast for breakfast, skipping the eggs to protect their heart from elevated cholesterol.

The problem is, they were wrong.

Turns out that after decades of research, there is no conclusive link to dietary cholesterol and elevated serum cholesterol. Finally, the truth comes out.

There are certain fats you still have to steer clear from and other factors to consider so check out today’s video so you can learn what the latest nutritional guidelines suggest, what might be right for you and how to best go about it.

In addition, I will also discuss what the best dietary approach may be for those of you with progressive heart disease, such as people who have had a heart attack or bypass surgery. You may find that this suggestion can go a long way towards protecting you from future issues and in some cases, may even reverse some of your risk factors.

As always, would love to hear from you! Do you include eggs in your diet yet still maintain a healthy cholesterol level? Or have you been so indoctrinated by this nutritional myth that you’re afraid to try? Let me know in the comments below.

Thanks again for including me in your Monday routine! I wish you all a healthy and happy week!

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16 comments on “The Truth About Eggs and Your Cholesterol

  1. AvatarAlison

    Thank you for confirming about what I have always believed to be a wonderful start to my day. I have eaten eggs for breakfast everyday for the last 6 years, and my numbers (including my cholesterol) have never been better.

    I enjoy reading your posts … thank you!


    1. AvatarBarbara Mendez RPh MS Post author

      Thanks Alison! I’m so glad you have a great understanding of how to best care for your body~ Eggs are not the problem..processed and refined foods are~
      Thanks for your comment~ I’m so glad you enjoy my blog!

  2. AvatarM.Siddique

    HI Barbra Mendez
    Nice Information on Eggs, I use Omega Eggs and take one to two times a week in Break-fast.

    With Best Regards and Cheers.

  3. AvatarLouise DiSclafani

    I wish I could eat more eggs. It has been an allergen for me since childhood. So I enjoy one every once and awhile to be sure it won’t bother me. So I’m one of those who bakes using flax or chia eggs. So I’m still getting good stuff.

  4. Avatarann

    This does not have anything to do with my cholesterol i have hploric i have tried everything from the dr gastro. Nothing has helped ,do you have any suggestions. Need relief ,HELP

    1. AvatarBarbara Mendez RPh MS Post author

      Hi Ann~ Unfortunately, I can’t give specific nutritional advice to people I am not directly working with, but check the archives for videos on intestinal health. You might find some suggestions there helpful~

  5. AvatarEllie

    I grew up with ovophobia (!!)— fear of eggs ruled in the land of egg whites for breakfast, along with sugary refined carbs and margarine. This, as your video points out, didn’t help: There developed congestive heart disease on the maternal side and arrhythmia on the paternal. These are eating habits I inherited and have taken much effort to move away from. I wonder if those parental heart conditions are genetic or dietetic and if I’m candidate for veganism. In any case, it couldn’t hurt to include more vegan proteins on my plate! Question: Is sprouted tofu more digestible, as claimed, similar to the way fermented soy products are? Thanks for another great video, Barbara! Really thought-provoking.

    1. AvatarBarbara Mendez RPh MS Post author

      Thanks Ellie! Sorry you were fearful of eggs unnecessarily.
      Sprouted tofu may be easier to digest but it still has the potential to affect thyroid function, so in moderation or in a rotation.
      Hope you are well!

  6. AvatarKathy

    I’ve heard this recently about eggs and it’s good that you confirmed it. Would the same hold true for shrimp? Thanks and I really enjoy your presentations.

    1. AvatarBarbara Mendez RPh MS Post author

      Yes, it would be the same for shrimp. The down side of shrimp though is that they’re bottom feeders, so toxicity may be an issue. But certainly there is room for them in your diet. Get line-caught-wild if possible~


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