Which one of the following statements is true?
If you have high cholesterol, you have to avoid eating whole eggs.
If you eat whole eggs, you will increase your cholesterol.
The answer is neither, but I’m sure you have been told this directly or have heard something like that. This is one of the classic problems with nutritional advice. You really have to investigate the information yourself and even when you do, sometimes you still can’t get to the bottom of the problem yourself…because of bad, mis-leading or just plain wrong information.
The other challenge when trying to get to the bottom of the nutrition truth is some science is paid for by private enterprise, which is naturally designed to provide the answer that the payer wants.
The truth about eggs.
The yolk is the healthiest part of the egg.
When you decide (by choice or suggestion) to get rid of the yolk, you are ditching the most nutrient dense, antioxidant rich, vitamin and mineral laden part of the egg. Have you heard that B-vitamins, Vitamin A, folate and lutein are great things to add to your nutrition? Well, they are all included in the yolk of the egg. Trace minerals and a whole bunch of other good for you things are packed in that little yellow pile of goodness called the yolk.
Yes, there is cholesterol in the yolk. That is called dietary cholesterol. When you ingest natural dietary cholesterol your body slows its own production of cholesterol. It’s a self-regulating mechanism. If you don’t eat enough cholesterol, your body simply produces more of its own since cholesterol is required and vital to many functions in the body.
Lately, there have also been many studies that indicate eating whole eggs actually raises your good HDL cholesterol to a higher degree than LDL cholesterol.
Need help remembering the difference.
LDL = Lousy
HDL = Happy
You want your HDL levels to be healthy; that keeps you happy!
High cholesterol is NOT a disease! High cholesterol can aggravate and lead to other diseases.
Cholesterol is a VERY important substance in your body and has vitally important functions. It is DEAD WRONG to try to simply “lower your cholesterol” just because the pharmaceutical companies marketing and sales strategies tell everyone on the planet should be on statin drugs.
What you need to be striving for is balancing your cholesterol levels through natural nutrition. And here is the big bonus…exercise also naturally balances your cholesterol levels.
So please, before you buy into drugs and chemicals to help you, see if there is a way you can do it naturally. Need help? Need a balanced approach? Need advice that is non-biased and ethical? Ask me, I will help you out.