November 23, 2009

Your arteries will thank you

By Kelley Luckstein

Small changes in diet and exercise can make a big difference in your cholesterol level…eggs


Years ago, a dietitian studied my diet and told me I wasn't getting enough protein. So I started eating two or three fried eggs for breakfast. No more. Now I opt for two hard-boiled eggs, minus the yolk.


Mayo Clinic cardiologist Dr. Thomas Behrenbeck gives us the real deal about eggs on


"Here are the facts: One large egg has about 213 milligrams (mg) of cholesterol -- all of which is found in the yolk. If you are healthy, it's recommended that you limit your dietary cholesterol intake to less than 300 mg a day. If you have cardiovascular disease, diabetes or high LDL (or 'bad') cholesterol, you should limit your dietary cholesterol intake to less than 200 mg a day."


Star Tribune by Dee DePass, 11/23/09

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