YouTips4U: Eggs have been a controversial subject of late, so I would like to shed a bit of light on it. Many people are confused as to whether eggs cause a rise in cholesterol levels in the blood. For many years, we were told that eggs increased our cholesterol levels and should be avoided; that they are something to enjoy very infrequently or not at all.
Well, here's the good news. Current medical research shows that eggs do not cause an increase in cholesterol levels. In fact, increased levels of cholesterol come from fats, not protein sources such as eggs. This new information is supported by the American Medical Association which confirms that it's perfectly fine to have an egg a day. If, however, you have cardiovascular disease, or high LDL ("bad") cholesterol, you should first discuss this with your doctor to make sure you get the green light.
We've certainly come a long way, and many of the foods that researchers once thought bad for us are turning out to be good for us and vice versa. Eggs are rich in protein and many other wonderful vitamins and minerals and should be a regular part of your diet. So go ahead and feel free to enjoy your fresh eggs again.