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Eat Egg Whites (But Toss The Yolks)

Eat Egg Whites (But Toss The Yolks)

Dr. Janet Brill

The great egg debate...should we limit eggs in our diet and do they really raise cholesterol? Make no mistake about it; eggs are a high cholesterol food. One egg yolk contains approximately 220 mg of dietary cholesterol. If you want to lower your "bad" LDL cholesterol through diet, the government recommends that you limit your daily dietary cholesterol intake to just 200 mg/day. So...one egg yolk and you are over the top! It is suggested you toss the yolks and eat the egg whites. Egg whites are a perfect high quality protein and contain just 17 calories! (Image from: www.skinnykitchen.com ). 

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