There is still a lot of talk about whether eggs raise cholesterol or not. For many years, experts thought that the cholesterol in egg yolks was the main cause of high cholesterol in the blood.
Still, eggs have a lot of cholesterol—about 190 milligrams, which is more than 60% of the 300 milligrams that the Dietary Guidelines for Americans used to say people should not eat every day.
Let's clear things up: most experts agree that eating one egg a day doesn't seem to raise the risk of heart disease.
In fact, a big study of half a million Chinese people showed that eating up to one egg per day lowered the risk of heart disease.
If you always pair eggs with heavy foods like greasy sausage, hashbrowns, sugary pancakes, cream-filled coffee, or even a drink or two, your breakfast might end up slowing you down—literally.
If you eat a high-calorie egg breakfast every day, your weight might start to creep up.
There is a chance that eating a lot of eggs could also make you more likely to get another long-term illness.
People who ate more than seven eggs per week had a higher chance of getting type 2 diabetes, according to a study published in the journal Diabetes Care in 2009.
Many people fry their eggs in butter or serve them with prepared meats like bacon or ham that are high in fat and salt.
In this way, eggs can be a way to eat too much saturated fat, salt, and calories without even realizing it. This, maybe even more than the eggs themselves, could make the risk of heart disease go up.
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