Cholesterol in eggs proven safe for the heart
Too much fat! Too much cholesterol! And don't you dare touch that yolk!
There's been so much nagging over eggs that you might be tempted to eat them in secret, just so you don't have to listen to it all.
Well, egg lovers, it's time to come out of your shell -- because new research finds that all the fat and cholesterol in egg yolks that's supposedly so bad for you does exactly bupkis to your heart and stroke risk.
That's right... eating eggs -- yolk and all -- won't increase your risk of heart disease or stroke, according to a new look at data on more than a quarter million participants in eight studies.
Of course, old habits die hard in the mainstream -- so even the researchers behind this new study in BMJ are having a hard time figuring out what it means.
One of them even told the New York Times that people should keep their egg habits to one a day, max -- despite admitting that there's NO DATA to show that two, three, or more will hurt you.
There is no data... because it doesn't exist!
Fact is, eggs are and always have been among the healthiest things you could possibly eat -- and studies over the years have found time and time again that eggs won't increase the risk of heart problems or stroke.
Studies have shown that eating two eggs a day won't increase cholesterol levels, either -- even in people who already have supposedly high cholesterol (not that you should be worried about cholesterol in the first place...click here to learn how to get more information).
So go ahead and eat your eggs -- yolks and all -- they're perfect for breakfast. And hard-boiled, they're a portable snack that can give you a pick-me-up anytime and anyplace you need it.