Through the 70′s many associations like the American Heart Association, discouraged people from consuming eggs as the yolk contains high amounts of cholesterol.
This was believed to cause heart disease, thus making white omelettes a popular dish.
However recent studies have shown that cholesterol from shrimps, eggs and other animal sources had a minute effect on the body’s cholesterol levels. And in fact has healthy fats that are good for health. The American Heart Association has revised it’s opinion on consuming eggs but also suggested that cholesterol intake per day should not cross 300 milligrams. An egg actually contains 200 mg of cholesterol along with a balanced mix of saturated and unsaturated fats.
Several studies between the 70′s and now have shown that consuming 5-6 eggs a week does not increase heart disease or stroke risk in any way. Leading institutions like the Harvard School of Public Health, after several studies said that consuming eggs can increase cholesterol levels by a negligible margin, but beneficial nutrients like protein, vitamin B12, riboflavin, folate and vitamin D may counter the effect. They also suggest that eggs are a healthy replacement to processed meats and carbohydrates. Studies also suggest starting your day with eggs can benefit cholesterol levels in the long run as compared to eating a bagel or a bowl of cereal.