For a long time, we have heard that eggs are not healthy when consumed in large quantities. Because they contain a lot of cholesterols.
However, eggs are among the most nutritious foods on Earth for all the protein (amino acids), vitamins and minerals. They contain also good fats. And eggs are actually giving us cholesterol that our body needs.
One important thing for sure in every product that we consume. It’s to always check the origin of this product. Eggs are healthy when they come from hems which are nicely nourished in a nice environment.
So, before answering to how many eggs you can eat a day, let’s talk briefly about cholesterol.
Cholesterol, regulation by your body
Firstly, their poor images are due to the high level of cholesterols in yolks.
But this is more complicated! Indeed, when you don’t consume cholesterol, your body will produce it on its own because you will need energy.
Secondly, cholesterol is often seen as negative because it’s thought to be linked to premature death and heart problems. Actually, this is mixed according to the studies you can find in the sources.
In addition, cholesterol also has a very important role in your body. As there are good (HDL) and bad cholesterol (LDL). Read more on the healthline article at end.
Then, when you start eating foods rich in cholesterols, your body will produce much less ones because you will have enough of them into.
However, if your blood level is already raised in bad cholesterol (LDL), we advise you not to eat high quantities of it, or even to avoid it.
For any other, eggs and omelette are still part of a healthy lifestyle and a good ally for breakfast.
So how many eggs per day or per week are recommended?
Actually, there is no real recommended limit. It depends on people and how they can accept it.
We learn that recommendations can be between 2 and 4 eggs each day. But again, it really depends on your body shape and lifestyle: whether you are often doing sports or not.
Studies have been carried out on people who’re eating many eggs per week and others who don’t. The objective was to measure cholesterol levels to see if eating eggs was really unhealthy. The results shew that good cholesterol (HDL) increased. Meanwhile this wasn’t the case or very few for bad cholesterol (LDL).
Eating eggs several times a day is not necessarily harmful to your health. You just need to pay attention if you don’t have a high blood flow rate. In addition, if you have diabetes, in this case it’s very strongly discouraged to eat its at a frequent high level.
And finally, for people who are very active in sports, there is no need to worry about eating up to 3 a day for breakfast.
Our personal advice will always be to allow yourself things but not being addicted to anything.
Sources and further reading: