What cholesterol? The formerly feared egg now okay to enjoy

Photo: Cox Newspapers
Photo: Cox Newspapers

Want to embrace an eating plan that complies with the new federal dietary guidelines? Crack a few eggs this week. Really.

Yes, this is the same federal government that has cautioned the nation about egg consumption for four decades, citing raised cholesterol risks. The newest guidelines, released last week, removed those decades-long restrictions on dietary cholesterol.

Turns out those hipster gastro pubs that crown every dish with an egg were onto something.

The report’s most strident message addressed the nation’s love affair with sugar, advising Americans to keep added sugars to less than 10 percent of their daily calories. Also key were warnings about sodium, saturated fats and sodium risks.

But eggs – and, gasp, meat – they’re alright.

Read all about it – and about ways to celebrate the formerly feared egg – here.

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