Egg benefits for Cholesterol
it lower the level of different types of cholesterol in the body.
Eggs Are High in Cholesterol, but They Don’t Adversely Affect Blood Cholesterol
It is true that eggs are high in cholesterol.
In fact, a single egg contains 212 mg, which is over half of the recommended daily intake of 300 mg.
However… it’s important to keep in mind that cholesterol in the diet doesn’t necessarily raise cholesterol in the blood .
The response to egg consumption varies between individual :
- In 70% of people, eggs don’t raise cholesterol at all
- In the other 30% (termed “hyper responders”), eggs can mildly raise Total and LDL cholesterol
However, as I will outline later in the article, the situation is a bit more complicated than that and these changes are actually beneficial.
Eggs Raise HDL (the “Good”) Cholesterol
HDL stands for High Density Lipoprotein. It is often known as the “good” cholesterol.
Eating eggs is a great way to increase HDL.
In one study, 2 eggs per day for 6 weeks increased HDL levels by 10%
Eggs Turn LDL Cholesterol From Small, Dense to Large, Linked to a Reduced Risk of Heart Disease
LDL cholesterol is generally known as the “bad” cholesterol.
It is well known that having high levels of LDL is linked to an increased risk of heart disease.
But what many people don’t realize is that there are subtypes of LDL that have to do with the size of the particles.
Many studies have shown that people who have predominantly small, dense LDL particles have a higher risk of heart disease than people who have mostly large LDL particles .
Even if eggs tend to mildly raise LDL cholesterol in some people, studies show that the particles change from small, dense to large LDL…