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Celebrity Nutritionist Liza DeFazio Answers Your Questions

Lisa,

What's the deal with eggs? One day I hear that one egg a day is actually good for you, that the yolk contains important nutrients, and then the next day I'm reading they're terrible for you, stick with egg whites. What's the bottom line?

-Kelly B.

Hi Kelly,

Great question. It can get confusing, so here is my bottom line. Eggs are a GREAT source of protein. All of the protein is in the EGG WHITES, the yolk contains cholesterol. One egg yolk contains 200 milligrams of cholesterol. The general recommendation for healthy people is 300 milligrams of cholesterol per day, so obviously yolks are high. BUT if you do not have lots of other animal products that day, go for it. I tell my clients, 2 to 3 yolks per week, take it easy on other high cholesterol foods that day like cheese, red meat and ice cream!

-Lisa DeFazio

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