Egg Cholesterol is it Good or Bad?
Tips on Reduction of Cholesterol
People use eggs everywhere, especially on their own. They’re easy to make and universal in use, but they can be bad for you too. Luckily, there are some things that people may not know about egg cholesterol that can be useful to know.
Something people might know know about it is that you’ll only get it from the egg yolk. That’s right, only the yolk. So if you eat an egg white, you’ll get none of it. The trade off, of course, is you get none of the nutrition of the egg either. It’s a give and take sort of thing.
Another thing people probably don’t know is how this cholesterol affects someone. The truth is that it varies from person to person.
[box]On average, a typically healthy person should consume no more than 300mg of cholesterol a day.
Someone with a cardiovascular disease, or high cholesterol is said to have a limit of about 200mg. [/box]
A single large egg, for example, contains around 213mg, meaning it takes up the majority, if not all, of your limit in a single egg. For the typical egg lover, that means a lot.
There is good news, however, and that’s that it can be replaced like most things. The manual way to substitute a whole egg is to use two large egg whites to replace one whole egg. There are, of course, naturally made substitutes as well, that have little to no cholesterol at all.
Luckily, for the egg lovers out there, they’re really good for you as well as bad. They have a great deal of nutrition, including a lot of protein. As such, to control cholesterol levels, eggs can be used to substitute meat or fish in a person’s diet. However, eggs only contain certain types of protein, so it’s not a complete substitute, but it does the job very well. There is less cholesterol, though, so that’s a bonus.
[box]What’s so great about egg substitutes is that they’re almost no different than an actual egg.
Granted that would mean no “sunny-side-up” breakfast anymore, but everything else is essentially the same.
It can be used to replace eggs in baking and for the typical breakfast.
Not to mention that the prices are the same and the nutrition may even be better (depending on the brand).[/box]
We, as human beings, use eggs a lot. They’re very universal, and despite their cholesterol they’re also quite healthy. It’s a universal food that’s used in so many places, so the draw backs can be quite crippling (which is why it’s important to know them!). Equally important is to know how to get around it.