Trainer Tip Tuesday (Dietitian) – Heart Health: Eggs

Eggscellent lean protein source!

Eggs have gotten a bad rap over the years for those with heart disease. Why? Because some believe they are too high in cholesterol, a blood component most people are trying to prevent from spiking. Luckily for egg lovers, it’s actually the saturated fat content in foods that raises blood cholesterol most significantly. The DASH (Dietary Approach to Stop Hypertension) diet recommends no more than 5 egg yolks a week for those with a heart disease. There are no limitations for heart healthy adults.