I have free range chickens and don't care how much cholesterol they have because of all the other health benefits. Besides, you can overeat too much of any good or bad food.
First of all, you need to understand that eliminating or cutting back on eggs and other cholesterol-rich foods will not automatically reduce your cholesterol levels. Thatâ€™s because if you cut back on dietary cholesterol, your body simply makes more so it can perform its various essential duties: insulating nerve fibers, maintaining cell walls, producing vitamin D and manufacturing various hormones and digestive juices. In fact, eating cholesterol-rich eggs may help your liver work less and produce less cholesterol. Study after study suggests that healthy egg consumption can provide numerous other health benefits and that, in fact, eating eggs does not contribute to high cholesterol levels.
In one clinical study, 24 adults who added two eggs to their daily diet over a six-week period increased their total cholesterol by only 4 percent; meanwhile, their HDL (goodâ€ cholesterol) rose by 10 percent.
A Michigan State University study indicated that egg consumption made important nutritional contributions to the American diet, and was not associated with high serum cholesterol concentrations.
If you have free range eggs, enjoy 'em, if you don't, get 'em.
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