The U.S. is finally about to drop it’s recommendations around how much cholesterol we all eat. It’s no longer going to be considered a nutrient that we risk “overconsuming”.
Well, colour us purple! We’ve been eating eggs for years … yolk and all. We even remember as kids visiting our family’s farm in Croatia going down to the chicken coop in the morning searching for fresh ones. Our family over there seemed to eat eggs regularly with no issues.
But over here in North America we went on this “egg white” bing in hopes of lowering cholesterol levels and according to this article on The Verge: The US is About to Drop its Decades-Old Warning Against Cholesterol:
Foods high in cholesterol — such as eggs, offal, and seafood — have long been considered contributors to the risk of heart disease, however research seeking to establish any causative link between them and undesirable health outcomes has been equivocal. In the absence of a proper scientific consensus and given that the human body produces a lot more cholesterol than it takes in via the diet, the DGAC has decided that “cholesterol is not considered a nutrient of concern for overconsumption.” That’s not to say that cholesterol is completely innocuous, and having it clog up your arteries is still a threat to heart health, but the amount of it that you consume is no longer thought to be important enough to restrict.
We’re starting to think we just need to go back to our family farm and watch what our Aunt eats over there to learn what’s healthy and what’s not.
They seemed to have a lot of great eating habits passed down via generations and not via government guidelines!