An egg a day keeps the heart doctor away. This statement has been a nutritional guideline for over 60 years among Americans. A mid 1900 research conducted by Ancel Keys established a healthy cholesterol balance that didn’t add up to more than an egg and a slice of cheese a day. It was believed to lower the risk of stroke and other related heart diseases. But things are starting to change now.
According to new guidelines regarding dietary suggestions, which were issued by the Dietary Guidelines Advisory Committee, previous pieces of advice regarding the overconsumption of cholesterol per day are being in-firmed. The previous belief limited cholesterol consumption to less than 300mg, considering the fact that a large egg has 186 mg of cholesterol.
The report stated the following:
“Foods high in cholesterol, such as eggs, offal, and seafood, have long been considered contributors to the risk of heart disease, however research seeking to establish any causative link between them and undesirable health outcomes has been equivocal. In the absence of a proper scientific consensus and given that the human body produces a lot more cholesterol than it takes in via the diet, the DGAC has decided that cholesterol is not considered a nutrient of concern for overconsumption.”
As far as things that remain in effect, diabetics are under the warnings regarding their limiting their intake of cholesterol and about LDL, commonly referred to as bad cholesterol.
New 2015 restrictions involve salt and sugar consumption as well. For instance there are also some new facts about salt. While the 2010 dietary guidelines advised people to eat less than 2,300 milligrams or 1,500 milligrams for the ones at risk of heart disease.