There is not a specific number of eggs a person can eat as part of a healthful diet. Eggs were once considered to be an unhealthy food source in terms of high cholesterol and heart problem concerns. The fact that the yolk of an egg contains a high level of cholesterol was the primary cause of this.
Consuming cholesterol was initially thought to significantly raise the levels of cholesterol in the body, which can increase the risk of heart disease.
Research has shown, however, that eggs do not increase the chances of heart disease.
Cholesterol in the body
Cholesterol is a fatty substance that has a range of essential bodily functions.
Its role includes supporting the production of new cells and hormones to the formation of fat-dissolving bile acids and helping with the absorption of vitamins.
Scientists now understand that the cholesterol people consume in foods only has a small impact on cholesterol levels in the body.
The majority of cholesterol production takes place in the liver. The main influencing factor for this is not how much cholesterol someone consumes, but other factors, such as the amount of saturated fat in the diet.
In the past, there was also a misunderstanding about the role of cholesterol in the body, but more recent research has now challenged this too.
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