Will hard boiled eggs impact my blood cholesterol?
Asked by metadog on Dec 10, 2008
in Health Conditions
I added hard boiled eggs to my daily diet, and now I am worried that my cholesterol will go up. But I have read that dietary cholesterol will not impact my body's cholesterol. Is this true?
The yolk of an egg is high in cholesterol but only a small amount passes into the blood and so it has little impact on blood cholesterol levels. Egg yolks are not thought to be the problem they once were, and The American Heart Association now sanctions one egg a day. Egg white is the highest quality protein found in any food, but egg yolks are jam packed with essential fats, minerals, and fat-soluble vitamins (A, D, E and K). Egg yolks do have some saturated fat but at 1.6 grams per yolk, they fit well within the daily saturated fat limit of 22 grams on a 2000 calorie diet. Read more about eggs and cholesterol at About.com.