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Eggs and Cholesterol, breaking away from old beliefs

Still advising your patients to limit their egg consumption? It’s time to reconsider.

Extensive research has determined that there is no link between cardiovascular disease and egg consumption in non-diabetic adults.1

In fact, eggs are a nutritious food that plays an important role in a healthy diet. By limiting your patients’ egg intake, you could be negatively impacting their intake of important nutrients such as high-quality protein and other essential vitamins and minerals.

Eggs – a Nutritional Powerhouse

One large egg has only 70 calories, is low in saturated fat and contains no trans fat. Eggs are an excellent source of protein and contain many other essential nutrients including omega-3 fats, vitamins A, D and E, B12, and folate. Egg yolks in particular, make a number of unique nutritional contributions. In fact, most of the nutrients in an egg are found in the yolk.

Browse through our site to learn more on the scientific evidence about eggs and cholesterol, and to order our Healthy Choices Kit to help you educate your patients on how they can take control and manage their serum cholesterol levels.

The facts are clear, an egg a day is OK.