Many healthy foods have been unfairly demonized in the past. This includes coconut oil, cheese and unprocessed meat, to name a few. But probably the worst example is the false claims about eggs, which are among the healthiest foods on the planet.
Eggs Do Not Cause Heart Disease
Historically, eggs have been considered unhealthy because they contain cholesterol. A large egg contains 212 mg of cholesterol, which is a lot compared to most other foods. However, it has been shown in many studies that eggs and dietary cholesterol do not adversely affect cholesterol levels in the blood.
In fact, eggs raise HDL (the good) cholesterol. They also change LDL cholesterol from small, dense LDL (which is bad) to large LDL, which is benign.
A new meta-analysis published in 2013 looked at 17 prospective studies on egg consumption and health. They discovered that eggs had no association with either heart disease or stroke in otherwise healthy people. This isn’t new data. Multiple older studies have led to the same conclusion.