Eggs & Cholesterol
Frequently Asked Questions
Are Eggs Bad For Cholesterol?
The short answer is no, absolutely not.
What Is Cholesterol and Why Is It Bad?
Cholesterol is a type of lipid, which is a waxy substance that forms part of cell membranes. While cholesterol is essential to our bodies, having too much of it in the bloodstream can increase the risk of heart disease.
How Much Cholesterol Is In An Egg?
Eggs contain approximately 398mg of cholesterol per serve, mostly in the egg yolk, and are a major source of dietary cholesterol.
Do Eggs Raise Cholesterol?
While eggs do contain high levels of dietary cholesterol, multiple studies have shown they have little to no impact on the body’s blood cholesterol levels when consumed as part of a healthy diet.
How Many Eggs Is Too Much?
Now that the Heart Foundation has lifted all restrictions on egg consumption for average, healthy people, you’re free to eat eggs without limitation - as part of a healthy diet, of course.
Who Should Limit Their Egg Intake?
Everybody absorbs cholesterol differently. Hyper-responders, for example, are people who are more sensitive to dietary cholesterol than others. For these people, it’s best to discuss egg limits with a GP or an Accredited Practising Dietitian