Safe Amount of Egg Consumption so Cholesterol Doesn’t Rise High Lifestyle – 2 hours ago


Jakarta, CNBC Indonesia – Who doesn’t know eggs? This food ingredient, which is a source of protein, is a favorite for most Indonesians.

Apart from its relatively cheap price, this food which contains fat, carbohydrates, calcium, phosphorus, iron and potassium is often used as a menu of choice because it is considered very tasty and filling.

However, most people avoid consuming eggs because they are worried about high cholesterol. So, how many eggs are safe for cholesterol sufferers to consume?


Launching from HealthlineOn average, one egg contains around 200 mg of cholesterol, most of which is found in the yolk. According to the Ministry of Health (Kemenkes RI), one egg yolk contains around 186 mg of cholesterol and is considered quite high.

For the record, the Indonesian Ministry of Health states that the normal value for cholesterol in the body is less than 200 mg/dL.

A number of studies show that one to two eggs per day are still safe for consumption by healthy adults with normal cholesterol levels and no significant risk factors for heart disease.

Meanwhile, a 2017 study that conducted experiments on 38 healthy adults showed that three eggs per day increased LDL and HDL levels and the LDL-to-HDL ratio.

For information, LDL is low-density lipoprotein or bad cholesterol, while HDL is high-density lipoprotein or good cholesterol.

Until now, experts still do not advise cholesterol sufferers to consume more than two eggs per day. Instead, cholesterol sufferers are only advised to consume one egg a day.

According to researchers, people with hypercholesterolemia or who have cholesterol levels that exceed normal limits need to limit their cholesterol intake, namely less than 200 mg/dL.

A study examining adults in Europe and Korea found that consuming two to four eggs each week can significantly contribute to cholesterol intake and increase the risk of heart disease, especially in people with diabetes.

Meanwhile, another study involving more than 100 thousand adults in the United States (US) found that adults who consumed more than five to six eggs per week increased their risk of heart disease by 30 percent. However, it cannot be confirmed that this increased risk is caused by eggs alone.

There are a number of ways that can be done to reduce the amount of cholesterol in eggs, namely cooking eggs by boiling, combining eggs with vegetables to balance nutrition, using oil that is stable at high temperatures and does not easily oxidize, always choose eggs with the best quality and nutrition, and don’t overcook the eggs.

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