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Posted by: Eggs | 2010/06/15

Daily egg intake

Im currently eating 4 eggs a day, very active (mainly running at least 4 times a week and weight training at gym) - do i need to be concerned about my cholestrol levels?

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Dear Daily Egg Intake
I do think that 4 eggs a day are too much cholesterol. Eggs are an excellent food with a high protein content and also contain iron and beta-carotene, but the SA Heart Foundation recommends that adult South Africans should limit their intake of eggs to 4 per week (NOT per day!),because egg yolk has a high cholesterol content of 210 per 50g egg which represents 70% of the suggested daily cholesterol intake. Egg whites on the other hand contain no cholesterol. If you are trying to boost your protein intake then rather use fat-free milk, yoghurt and cottage cheese to achieve a high protein intake without increasing your cholesterol.
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DietDoc

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Posted by: DietDoc | 2010/06/15

Dear Daily Egg Intake
I do think that 4 eggs a day are too much cholesterol. Eggs are an excellent food with a high protein content and also contain iron and beta-carotene, but the SA Heart Foundation recommends that adult South Africans should limit their intake of eggs to 4 per week (NOT per day!),because egg yolk has a high cholesterol content of 210 per 50g egg which represents 70% of the suggested daily cholesterol intake. Egg whites on the other hand contain no cholesterol. If you are trying to boost your protein intake then rather use fat-free milk, yoghurt and cottage cheese to achieve a high protein intake without increasing your cholesterol.
Best regards
DietDoc

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