I hear it over and over again from clients - "I can't eat eggs because I have high cholesterol".
Poor eggs have gotten a bad rap and the two actually have nothing to do with each other.
Your body NEEDS cholesterol to function -- and believe it or not -- you make more on your own than in the food you eat.
One large egg contains 185 milligrams of cholesterol, which is 62% of the daily recommended amount. So yes, eggs have cholesterol, however, we do not increase our cholesterol by eating cholesterol.
We increase cholesterol by eating processed flours, sugars, and fats. Just another reason why a clean eating lifestyle is the way to go!
Even more, foods that are said to be "low-fat, low in cholesterol" can be harmful to women.
The majority of our hormones are made from cholesterol. Here's what happens when these hormones are out of balance:
Adrenal glands are at risk
Risk of osteoporosis
To avoid these issues, don't shy away from eggs. They are a nutritional powerhouse -- loaded with protein, vitamin A, &, D, E & K, and choline.
Also, be sure you opt for the pasture-raised, free-range variety (you want those bright yellow yolks and chickens that feed on grass + bugs).
So how do you like your eggs? My favorite ways are scrambled with a side of avocado for breakfast, hard boiled with salt and pepper as an afternoon snack, or as a frittata using up leftover veggies for dinner.
Looking for a delicious egg recipe?
Our head of nutrition- Erin Parekh has you covered. Enjoy!