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A growing body of scientific research supports the idea that the cholesterol you eat does not affect the level of cholesterol in your blood stream, and, in their most recent report, the DGAC stated that cholesterol is no longer a nutrient of concern for overconsumption

You may have recently heard that eggs, particularly the yolks, are not as bad for you as we once thought. With so many competing opinions about what is and is not good for you, it can be difficult to tell whose advice you ought to take. The recommended daily value for everything you eat (that information you see on the nutrition label of packaged food) comes from the U. S. Department of Health and Human Services and the U.S. Department of Agriculture. Their recommendations are based on the annual report issued by the Dietary Guidelines for Americans Committee (DGAC). A growing body of scientific research supports the idea that the cholesterol you eat does not affect the level of cholesterol in your blood stream, and, in their most recent report, the DGAC stated that cholesterol is no longer a nutrient of concern for overconsumption (Click here for the full report). This has major implications for the type and quantity of some foods that Americans consume, especially eggs.

For years, Americans have limited the number of eggs they eat in order to manage their blood cholesterol, but this is no longer recommended. This is good news because eggs are an inexpensive source of protein, folate, Omega 3 fatty acids, and several essential vitamins. For most people, eating one or two eggs each day is a great idea. Because of their mild flavor, they can be enjoyed in a variety of dishes and at any meal of the day.

Celebrate Primary Care uses functional medicine to treat our patients. That means that we will complement any medical intervention we recommend with nutrition and exercise counseling. We give you the tools you need to manage your own health for a lifetime. To set up an appointment, give us a call, visit us at Celebrate Primary Care, or drop by the clinic. Insert witty egg pun here.