For many people with diabetes, the most challenging aspect of care is determining what to eat. As a diabetes educator, one of the many questions I’m frequently asked is, “Can I eat eggs?” Until recently eggs were demonized because of their high cholesterol content. But eggs seem to be making a bit of a comeback, particularly after the release of the 2015 Dietary Guidelines Advisory Committee’s (DGAC) Scientific Report.
The DGAC removed the prior recommendation to limit consumption of dietary cholesterol to no more than 300 mg per day because current evidence shows no appreciable relationship between dietary cholesterol – found in food and cholesterol found in the blood. Moreover, there are many factors that influence your blood cholesterol more than dietary cholesterol, such as physical activity, your body weight, intake of saturated and trans fat, heredity, age, and your sex.
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