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egg count; Is it ok to eat more than one egg a day?


Eggs have got such a bad reputation because of the high amount of cholesterol in the egg yolk; (180mg and recommended daily cholesterol intake is 300mg) yet eggs are some of the most nutritious food out there.
High cholesterol levels are related to a high risk of heart diseases, type diabetes mellitus and stroke.

Though dietary cholesterol doesn’t have much effect on your total cholesterol levels !!
By the way, im talking about boiled eggs in this case; not from oil-filled omelets.
This is a commonly asked question; what is the limit on the daily number of eggs consumed ?

First of all, eggs have lots of vitamins and antioxidants; components important for proper functioning of the body that most of us are lacking or only have in very small amounts. They are one of the few foods that have a balanced diet “all in one”
Lutein and zeaxanthin, carotenoid antioxidants that are important for vision health, are also found in eggs as are the amino acids tryptophan and tyrosine, which have potent antioxidant properties to help prevent disease of the heart and cancer.
A 2016 study published in the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition found that eating one egg a day was not associated with an increase in heart risks. That’s on top of a 2003 study published in the British Medical Journal, which tracked 115,000 adults for 14 years: researchers found eating one egg daily was not associated with an increased risk of coronary heart disease and stroke.
Eggs have also been noted to increase satiety and therefore you end up eating much less.
So the conclusion I can come up with is; moderation is key.
However I would advise people with diabetes mellitus, hyperlipidaemia and underlying kidney disorder to consult their nutritionists to write out a diet plan before eating a whole tray of eggs in 1 week.
But then again everyone has their story, what is your?

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