There’s been an ongoing discussion about egg yolks: are they good for you? Are you better off without them? Is it really a risk to eat them on a regular basis or at all? Over the years, there have been many arguments on the matter, so we wanted to address the topic and find out, once and for all, if egg yolks really are unhealthy for you the way you always thought they were. So, let’s talk about it, shall we?
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It’s been a known fact for a long time that egg yolks are high in cholesterol, and that’s true. However, the most common misconception is that eating egg yolks will raise the cholesterol levels in your blood. We’re here to tell you that it doesn’t actually work that way. It turns out that your liver produces cholesterol in large amounts since it’s a necessary nutrient for your cells. When you eat foods that have a higher amount of cholesterol, your liver will simply produce lower amounts in response in order to keep things balanced in the body. The same goes for the other way around, if you don’t eat foods with a lot of cholesterol, your liver will produce more of it.
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