Eggs are high in cholesterol, that much is true, however as omnivores the majority of our cholesterol intake actually comes from our meat. So it is unclear why poor eggs are getting such a bad rep. Eggs are very nutritious foods high in protein along with vitamins such as D, B6 and B12 and minerals such as selenium, zinc, iron and copper. I think it’s time we gave eggs a break.
Additionally, dietary cholesterol that we eat tends to have a minimal impact on our blood cholesterol levels. Reducing your dietary cholesterol as the sole method of reducing cardiovascular disease risk would be like grabbing a water bottle to help you put out a fire when there is a bucket and a fire extinguisher readily available. It’s not going to hurt the effort but it probably shouldn’t be the method you focus on. This is now recognised by the scientific community and cholesterol is no longer considered a ‘nutrient of concern’.
Having said that, people who are genetically at a high risk of cardiovascular disease, such as those with the condition familial hypercholesterolemia (where cholesterol levels are severely elevated) probably should limit egg intake, along with all other cholesterol-containing foods, as a precaution.