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.
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.