Will hard boiled eggs impact my blood cholesterol?
Asked by metadog on Dec 10, 2008
in Health Conditions
I added hard boiled eggs to my daily diet, and now I am worried that my cholesterol will go up. But I have read that dietary cholesterol will not impact my body's cholesterol. Is this true?
The yolk of an egg is high in cholesterol but only a small amount passes into the blood and so they have little impact on blood cholesterol levels; however, saturated fat and trans fat have a huge effect and should be limited. One egg yolk contains 1.6 grams of saturated fat; 22 grams is the daily limit on a 2000 calorie diet. Egg yolks are jam packed with essential fats, minerals and fat-soluble vitamins (A, D, E and K). Egg white is the highest quality protein found in any food. The American Heart Association sanctions one egg a day. Read more about eggs and cholesterol at About.com.