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One lousy egg?

Thursday, March 11, 2010

I freely admit that one thing I don't track is cholesterol. I've always assumed if I kept my fat intake in line, the cholesterol would follow.

WRONG ANSWER!

Since I sometimes don't meet my protein requirements, I decided to add a hard-boiled egg to the spinach salad I made for lunch yesterday. When I checked my daily nutrition report after lunch, I was shocked to find I was already at my allowance for cholesterol for the day. (I'd eaten maybe a third of my calories for the day.) A single egg is 2/3 of the daily allowance. I knew eggs were high in cholesterol, but I had no idea it was that much!

Eggs has always been an easy "go-to" meal for me, and now I feel like I shouldn't have them.
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  • BREEZY85
    never knew that either!
    4009 days ago
  • K8BEANE
    This is great info I was not aware of. My cholesterol is high also(hopefully not for much longer) so I should avoid whole esggs! Thanks for the tip!
    4014 days ago
  • MNTWINSGAL
    True, eggs are high in cholesterol, but they are also good for you in other ways, so maybe you can still eat them in moderation? For me, egg substitutes just aren't the same...I'd rather go without.
    4014 days ago
  • no profile photo CD5715589
    I love hard boiled eggs but I usually don't eat them anymore. I will have egg beaters scrambled or on an english muffin now if I need an egg fix! No cholesterol! If onlly they could come up with a way to hard boil egg beaters!!
    4014 days ago
  • TIFFYDAWNMC
    As someone with high cholesterol, I am always checking and tracking that...for years I've been using only egg whites or egg substitute (I make quiche with the egg sub and my kids like it WAY better than when I happen to use real eggs!)

    One day I happened to be out and had a green salad with a hard boiled egg on it, so when I tracked it that night I was just as shocked as you to find out how much it really had! Now when I make salads for home, I do use hard boiled eggs, I just pull the yolk out before sticking it into my egg slicer. The protein is still great and calories are much lower that way, too...

    Good luck and give the egg sub a try...or just use the white, toss some spinach and a laughing cow light cheese triangle, or salsa in and make it an omelet! emoticon
    4014 days ago
  • NOAWESOMEWOME
    I agree with the egg whites. Maybe scramble them the night before to crumble up in your salad :)
    4015 days ago
  • JENNY888
    What I do is only eat the whites. Most of the cholesterol is in the yolk (also most of the fat). The protein is in the whites. Look up the difference between an egg white and a whole egg in the nutritional tracker. You can substitute egg while for a whole egg in most recipes also.
    4015 days ago
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