Eggs were slandered unfairly during the 70’s. At that time, many health experts believed eggs cause an increased in cholesterol leading to heart disease. However, even at that period, there were already medical experts who didn’t conform to it.
Fast forward to February 2016, a study published in the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition1 finds the opposite. According to the conclusion of the study;
Egg or cholesterol intakes were not associated with increased CAD risk, even in ApoE4 carriers (i.e., in highly susceptible individuals).
In a previous study published in the Nutrition Journal back in 20102 also found that eggs does not cause any heart-related problems. Since 2006, the American Heart Association3 no longer considered eggs as bad for health, but at that time, there was a recommendation to limit consumption.
In 2013, a huge study published in the British Medical Journal4 stating that eating an egg a day has no linked to an increased risk of stroke.
In different study published in 2015 in the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition5 stated that it is safe to eat up to 12 weeks per week. In that study, participants who consumed a high egg diet were instructed to eat 2 eggs per day for breakfast 6 days a week.
While there is no exact recommendation on the number of eggs per day, eating up to 3 or even 4 is fine. However, don’t rely on eggs alone. The more diverse the diet, the healthier it can be. So, try to incorporate as many healthy foods as you can especially those heart-friendly foods. including healthy fats.
If you want a complete lifestyle makeover of your diet, eat a Mediterranean-type lifestyle diet. Another thing worth avoiding is the various kinds of added sugars. Even the new dietary guidelines put a limits to it.