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Egg yolks are considered high in cholesterol, but the cholesterol from eggs does not automatically raise blood cholesterol! How so? When we eat a high cholesterol-containing food, the excess dietary cholesterol is removed from the body through the liver which also down-regulates its production of cholesterol. Yet, if a person has a risk for heart disease, it is still recommended to limit cholesterol intake and the number of eggs consumed to 2-3 per week.

Keep in mind that “Saturated fats” found in animal products like butter, ghee, high-fat meats, and full-fat dairy, have a more significant effect on blood cholesterol than dietary cholesterol making it a bigger threat to heart health. So choose the low-fat versions of dairy and meat and always cook in vegetable oils instead of butter and ghee.

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