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You can eat as many eggs as you want, as long as you eat other kinds of food as well to balance out your diet. Here's why: Eggs contain a substantial amount of cholesterol. However, as you can read here, a substance called lecithin in the eggs inhibits the absorption of cholesterol, so most of the cholesterol in the egg will not be taken up by your body. ...
Recent research has moved away from total cholesterol counts to pay attention to good HDL, neutral LDL, bad LDL and triglycerides. It has been found that some foods with high cholesterol raise the total cholesterol number, but they do it in ways that are not bad (raising large LDL and HDL). Other foods with low or no cholesterol (sugars), raise the bad LDL ...
Saturated fats are good for you - 50 percent or more of our cell membrane phospholipids are saturated. The anti-saturated fat campaign was launched by U.S. vegetable interests wanting us to eat margarine, Crisco, and trans fat. Thanks to them, obesity and diabetes have become the Twin Tower epidemics of our time! This is an excellent link; the truth about ...
I can't name sources or studies, but I believe the warnings about dietary cholesterol are obsolete. Cholesterol in your diet has little effect on cholesterol in your blood. Other factors like carbs in your diet, exercise and your genes do have an effect, so a physically active person should have lower cholesterol.
Definitely conventional wisdom needs to be questioned in a methodical way. Gary Taubes has written a lot about Saturated Fat, and while I can understand it while I read, I find it difficult to explain from scratch. However, here's a good New York Times Article on Saturated Fats which shows that they aren't the enemy that the experts make them out to be.
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