Government says egg yolks aren’t so bad after all

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The nation’s top nutrition advisory panel (The Dietary Guidelines Advisory Committee) has decided to drop its caution about eating cholesterol-laden food.” according to The Washington Post.

For years, almost like an urban legend cholesterol from eggs has been feared and with the consumption of two whole eggs people fear high cholesterol levels. This highly regarded dietary committee has dissolved those fears but unfortunately this article did not get an incredible amount of coverage. Evidently healthy eating habits are not as newsworthy as unhealthy eating habits.

While there does not seem to be a specific recommendation that comes along with their findings, they ultimately believe unhealthy cholesterol levels are based on genetics, lifestyle factors, and the heavy consumption of saturated fats, fatty meats, whole milk, and butter.

In reality, eggs are a very rich protein and the yolks themselves are very nutrient rich. In a highly processed American society, the majority are nutrient deprived. In some cases, individuals are predisposed to cholesterol issues but in most cases people try to spread the blame anyway they possibly can for poor overall eating habits and inconsistency with their exercise routine.

Source: The Washington Post


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Taylor Carpenter is a nationally Certified Personal Trainer, Corrective Exercise Specialist, and Fitness Nutrition Specialist through the National Academy of Sports Medicine. Taylor was featured as a fitness expert in the first publication of NASM's "The Fitness Edge".
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