eggs


Animal products, including eggs, contain cholesterol. Too much bad (LDL) cholesterol in the blood can contribute to formation of plaque and the narrowing of the arteries that feed the heart. A medium-size egg has about 185 milligrams of cholesterol, and a large egg has about 215 milligrams. All the cholesterol in eggs is in the yolks. Egg whites without the yolks are a heart-healthy source of protein.

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