Our expert says:
One of the reasons why my dietetic colleagues and I are opposed to any low-carb, high-protein diets is that they tend to be high in fat and cholesterol. According to the Heart Foundation of SA, adult South Africans should limit their egg intake to 4 eggs per week because eggs have such a high cholesterol content. A standard boiled egg of 50g contains 210 mg of cholesterol which is already 70% of the daily recommended cholesterol intake (300 mg). If you then also eat 2-3 large servings of meat per day then you will be exceeding you cholesterol intake.
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