Good Egg and Bad Cholesterol

Eggs have had a bad rap in the past, mostly because of the cholesterol issues. Actually, humans have cholesterol issue and project it onto unfortunate food groups, like eggs (Harvard School of Public Health article). Firstly, we need cholesterol to live. They are integral parts of our cell membranes, and the precursor to am number of important molecules like sex hormones. Because of it’s importance, our livers make it and the amount it makes is genetically predetermined. Some of us make more than others. The amount we eat does not affect our blood cholesterol levels as much previously thought, in fact exercise, fiber and water intake affect blood cholesterol numbers more. This is great news for eggs and other yummy and healthy foods. we’re back to “Just eat a varied balanced diet within an intelligent caloric budget and get lots of exercise and water.”

So lets chat a little about cholesterol (“good and bad”) and demystify  those weird numbers. More soon…