How many years has it been since you were able to enjoy a delicious breakfast of bacon, eggs and buttered toast without feeling pangs of guilt? A big breakfast filled with cholesterol-laden foods like that would send most people scrambling to the medicine cabinet for an extra dose of a their statin drug or to their treadmill for an extra 30 minute walk.
Turns out all the information we have been getting over the past few decades about the cholesterol in the food we eat has been all wrong. Recent studies show there is no connection between the amount of cholesterol in the food we eat and the amount of cholesterol in our blood. All this time we could have been enjoying bacon and eggs for breakfast with the guilt and extra treadmill time. Granted, a high fat diet will lead to a high amount of fat on the body, but it does not cause the blood cholesterol to increase. A low-fat, low- cholesterol diet will not decrease the amount of blood cholesterol either.
It’s all your own genetic makeup. You either have high cholesterol, or you don’t, regardless of what food you eat. Paul Mathieson has learned that, according to the new guidelines from the Dietary Guidelines Advice Committee, it’s fine to eat eggs. Scrambled, fried, boiled or poached, eat all you want without fear of a negative impact on your blood cholesterol.