Are Eggs bad for you? Does the cholesterol from animal products lead to heart disease?
The journal of the American Association of Medicine juts released a very messy study, further confusing the debate on whether eggs, or any animal sourced cholesterol is harmful or not.
About 8 years ago I experimented by eating 6! Eggs a day while tracking my cholesterol and other health markers. Not changing any other part of my diet. The blood work came back with my numbers being better than before I had started. It doesn’t seem to matter how many studies show that high carbohydrate diets cause more damage to your heart and arteries than does higher fat foods. We are all stuck on the old assumption that food cholesterol equals human cholesterol. But if you eat hair you don’t get more hair. The body didn’t work that way..which is why you shouldn’t take collagen hoping to make more collagen.
That’s not to say that the source of the food and what it is paired with won’t have deleterious effects. If you pair your eggs with bacon and French fries….yeah no bueno! But we’ve been pointing to the wrong culprit.
Dr Ross Walker explains away the confusion in his article in medium. I have attached the link in my stories.
Some of the best studies I’ve seen that account for as many factors as possible show that high fat intake is linked to a reduction risk of death.
But there are aka ways exceptions to the rule. Some people may have hit micro biome profiles, enzyme profiles or intolerances that make them susceptible to high cholesterol intake. But these are rare not the rule.
Just to be clear. I am not posting this to attack vegans or veganism. I have always felt that if I animal life is of the utmost importance to you than avoiding animal products is what’s best for you. And I think that’s wonderful. The factory farming industry is abhorrent. But I don’t think it is what is best for the average person for their long term health. But I’m always open to discussing and reading new information!
I highly recommend you read the article linked in my stories though.
Eggs are not the enemy, they have so many nutrients!