I often get questions from patients asking, “Are eggs bad for me?” and “How many eggs should I eat in a week?” The general consensus from the American Heart Association used to be to limit our egg consumption to 3 eggs per week because of the egg’s high dietary cholesterol content. However, it was proven many years ago that even though the egg contains about 200 mg of cholesterol, this does not translate to high blood cholesterol. It’s surprising how many people still unnecessarily banish eggs from their diets. Eating a good, high protein breakfast is important for weight control as protein helps keep us full throughout the day. The egg contains the best quality protein too! No wonder they call it the incredible edible egg!
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Mary Sieruta, RD, MS, LDN, CDE
Mary Sieruta is a Certified Diabetes Educator and has been a Registered Dietitian with the Community Health Center for nine years.