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Eggs, Cholesterol, and Saturated Fat

Answered on September 12, 2014
Created April 01, 2012 at 4:49 PM

As we've transitioned to Paleo, my boyfriend is concerned about the amounts of cholesterol and saturated fat we may be consuming. Specifically, the number of eggs that we've been consuming. It's at least 2 per day, and I wouldn't hate eating more. I know several people on here eat upwards of 4-6+ eggs a day. Are there any sources for (preferably peer-reviewed type studies) information supporting that the amount of saturated fat and cholesterol are not to be concerned about. I should note that the eggs we buy are local, pastured, organic. I assume that has some impact on the nutritional values.

6714718e2245e5190017d643a7614157

on April 04, 2012
at 12:18 PM

Thanks TeaElf!!!

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on April 04, 2012
at 06:25 AM

Oh! Rich, I think I see why. The link leaves out the word "myth," so it looks like you're linking something that says high cholesterol foods raise cholesterol. Downvoters failed to click through.

Fb67dc30cead043d1d13ea503a3044dc

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on April 04, 2012
at 06:22 AM

Lol for a couple of months. That truly is a tome. :)

Fb67dc30cead043d1d13ea503a3044dc

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on April 04, 2012
at 06:21 AM

Anyway +1 because the link IS helpful.

Fb67dc30cead043d1d13ea503a3044dc

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on April 04, 2012
at 06:21 AM

Anyway +1. Grr.

Fb67dc30cead043d1d13ea503a3044dc

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on April 04, 2012
at 06:19 AM

Why the heck would someone down vote an informative link and not explain why? If you don't feel the link provides good information, it would be helpful to readers to know why you feel that way.

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on April 02, 2012
at 03:42 PM

THat book only took me a couple of days to read. Fascinating stuff, really.

77877f762c40637911396daa19b53094

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on April 02, 2012
at 07:09 AM

So why don't you post a correct one?

6714718e2245e5190017d643a7614157

on April 02, 2012
at 01:54 AM

Wow, 2 down votes, awesome!!!

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on April 01, 2012
at 11:09 PM

So many incorrect answers here my head hurts.

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on April 01, 2012
at 09:16 PM

If you're only going to eat two eggs a day, I hope they're Ostrich. :)

77877f762c40637911396daa19b53094

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on April 01, 2012
at 06:43 PM

No way did you read through all 151 of the topics tagged "eggs" or the 143 tagged "cholesterol"

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on April 01, 2012
at 05:15 PM

I did already, thanks. It didn't come up with the information I was looking for, so i posted a question.

Bf57bcbdc19d4f1728599053acd020ab

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on April 01, 2012
at 05:13 PM

do soem digging on this site using the search window. A lot of this has already been extensively covered.

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6714718e2245e5190017d643a7614157

on April 01, 2012
at 10:14 PM

Eating Cholesterol Does Not Raise Blood Cholesterol Levels

http://www.cholesterol-and-health.com/Cholesterol-Rich-Foods-Raise-Blood-Cholesterol.html

6714718e2245e5190017d643a7614157

on April 02, 2012
at 01:54 AM

Wow, 2 down votes, awesome!!!

6714718e2245e5190017d643a7614157

on April 04, 2012
at 12:18 PM

Thanks TeaElf!!!

Fb67dc30cead043d1d13ea503a3044dc

(3280)

on April 04, 2012
at 06:19 AM

Why the heck would someone down vote an informative link and not explain why? If you don't feel the link provides good information, it would be helpful to readers to know why you feel that way.

Fb67dc30cead043d1d13ea503a3044dc

(3280)

on April 04, 2012
at 06:21 AM

Anyway +1 because the link IS helpful.

Fb67dc30cead043d1d13ea503a3044dc

(3280)

on April 04, 2012
at 06:21 AM

Anyway +1. Grr.

Fb67dc30cead043d1d13ea503a3044dc

(3280)

on April 04, 2012
at 06:25 AM

Oh! Rich, I think I see why. The link leaves out the word "myth," so it looks like you're linking something that says high cholesterol foods raise cholesterol. Downvoters failed to click through.

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on April 01, 2012
at 05:14 PM

I would suggest reading Chris Masterjohn's work. The guy is brilliant. You can find a lot of his work here.

http://www.cholesterol-and-health.com

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on April 01, 2012
at 08:38 PM

The more saturated fat we consume, the less our body needs to produce. Our brains are made up of fat.Were fatavores:) Cholesterol is actually a necessary nutrient for the body which it can not produce. So eat up your saturated fat for energy, mental health and for a happy life. Trust me as once being a raw vegan, it all goes downhill when you don't have fat and try to run on carbs and crap.

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on April 01, 2012
at 10:07 PM

And if all those good answers aren't enough, and you have a couple of months to spend reading, then read Gary Taubes' "Good Calories, Bad Calories".
The key here is to remove yourself from the current SAD way of thinking and start to make your own decisions based on actual science. You think you eat too much cholesterol and saturated fat because you've been told those things are bad. But what if they aren't...? Also, I did a blog post for my athletes on cholesterol, so feel free to read through it if you want. http://coachcanadan.wordpress.com/2012/01/14/cholesterol-cholesterol-and-more-cholesterol/

Dan

Bf57bcbdc19d4f1728599053acd020ab

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on April 02, 2012
at 03:42 PM

THat book only took me a couple of days to read. Fascinating stuff, really.

Fb67dc30cead043d1d13ea503a3044dc

(3280)

on April 04, 2012
at 06:22 AM

Lol for a couple of months. That truly is a tome. :)

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on April 01, 2012
at 05:09 PM

Have him watch Kresser's You Tube videos called "I Have High Cholesterol and I Don't Care" http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xoMNxfvRw00 He lays it very well why you don't need to be concerned about that.

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