Nurse Kris: Your (almost) Daily Dose

Eggs.  When will the “experts” decide their final fate? First they are bad for you, then good, now new research says they are bad– again.  So bad, in fact, eating three whole eggs a week can thicken the arteries as much as smoking. But other reliable heart experts argue the study is flawed and you can still enjoy eggs.  Ugh!  When will we know for sure?
Probably never, so I say stick with what works for most things in life:  moderation.
So, here’s what you need to keep in mind:  if you are healthy, you can eat up to 300 milligrams of cholesterol a day,  If you have cardiovascular disease, diabetes or a high LDL blood cholesterol level, (that’s the bad cholesterol) you should limit your cholesterol to less than 200 mg a day. Every time you eat an egg, you’re taking in 186 mg of cholesterol– so, if you choose to eat one or more, you’ll just need to cut out the cholesterol somewhere else.


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One Response to Nurse Kris: Your (almost) Daily Dose

  1. Jake M. says:

    And yet none of the studies discuss the overwhelming benefits of eating JUST the whites and skipping the yokes! It’s so simple yet so obviously overlooked in their studies most of the time.

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