Eggs and Cholesterol

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More than 40 Years of Research Supports the Role of Eggs in a Healthy Diet

Many Americans have shied away from eggs – despite their taste, value, convenience and nutrition – for fear of dietary cholesterol. However, more than 40 years of research has demonstrated that people can enjoy eggs without impacting their risk of heart disease.

Recent recommendations from the American Heart Association, American Diabetes Association and the 2015-2020 Dietary Guidelines for Americans no longer limit cholesterol intake and include eggs as part of healthy eating patterns. Other dietary factors, such as saturated fat and trans-fat, have been shown to be more detrimental to heart-disease risk.

So what is a heart-healthy diet? Experts agree that healthy eating patterns include nutrient-dense foods such as fruits, vegetables, whole grains, low-fat or fat-free dairy, and lean protein sources. Nutrient-rich eggs are a perfect addition to an overall heart-healthy diet.

To find out more about eggs and cholesterol go to Egg Nutrition Center.