Cholesterol is a type of fat that is essential for many metabolic processes. There are two types of cholesterol. HDL is the 'good' cholesterol and LDL is the 'bad' cholesterol. High cholesterol is a 'lifestyle' disease that's directly attributable to diets high in animal fats and/or trans fats.
Should I avoid eggs because of their cholesterol content? It’s a question I get asked a lot: "Should I avoid eggs because of their cholesterol content?" or: "How many eggs can I safely have in a week?". It was once thought that eggs, because they contain some cholesterol, would negatively impact cholesterol levels and that they should be limited or avoided. Unfortunately this is quite an outdated opinion that has managed to stick in people’s min … [Read more...]