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The Yolk is No Joke >

On 12.20.2010 by Elizabeth McCauley

Eggs have a slightly bad reputation because they contain cholesterol and cholesterol is linked to heart disease. This misconception may keep some people from eating eggs and Safest Choice feels they are missing out on a valuable source of nutrition. It’s true — egg yolks do contain cholesterol, but that doesn’t actually mean they cause heart disease. The cholesterol that leads to artery-clogging atherosclerosis comes from two sources: diet and our own bodies. Dietary cholesterol shows up in animal products like meat, poultry, dairy products, and eggs.   In our own bodies, the liver produces cholesterol, and this is largely controlled by genetics. There are two kinds of blood cholesterol: High-Density Lipoprotein (HDL aka good cholesterol), and Low-Density Lipoprotein (LDL aka bad cholesterol). What is bad is Read More >