How many eggs is unhealthy?

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by Omran, Nov 26, 2008.

  1. Omran

    Omran Songster

    Jul 26, 2008
    Bagdad KY
    Hello Friends, I love eating fresh eggs, but I am concern about the colisterol!!, how much is too much eggs to eat?

  2. new-roo

    new-roo Scrambled

    Oct 19, 2007
    There is no set number, a lot depends on how your body processes. I eat probably on average 4 eggs a day, and had my colesteral checked, and my numbers were real good, you may eat 1 a week, and your colesteral may go through the roof. Have you had yours checked and have reason to worry?? [​IMG]
  3. Omran

    Omran Songster

    Jul 26, 2008
    Bagdad KY
    Quote:No I have no problem,but I was eating about 18 eggs a week and my wife warned me!
  4. Cackel

    Cackel Songster

    Nov 17, 2008
    My Dr. says 4 a week is all a person should eat

  5. sunnychooks

    sunnychooks Songster

    Jul 21, 2007
    I don't think you have to worry about cholesteral from eggs. You haven't heard about how bad they are for you in a while, because they reevaluated the procedure to measure cholesteral from eggs. When they first did the studies they isolated cholesteral and measured it's effect on the body that way. Since then they have found that there is another element in eggs that actually prevents the cholesteral from building up in the body. I would definitely have your cholesteral checked, but if it's okay you should be fine. BTW, the body produces cholesteral naturally, so a lot a people who have cholesteral problems have bodies that don't properly regulate the amount of cholesteral that is produced. The drugs that people take actually prevent the body from producing too much. The drugs don't eliminate cholesteral from your system as some people think they do.
    Enjoy your eggs! [​IMG]
  6. mama3chix

    mama3chix Chirping

    Apr 25, 2008
    Southeast Michigan
    [​IMG] Hello New-Roo [​IMG] I eat about 6 eggs weekly, but I could eat more I love them SO much !! [​IMG]
  7. new-roo

    new-roo Scrambled

    Oct 19, 2007
    Quote:I let mine know how many I ate, when she got the numbers back she said that they were fine, but I should cut down on the amount of soda I drink, because my sugar levels were higher than she liked to see. So I went home fixed a egg sandwich and started drinking diet soda. [​IMG]

  8. luvmychicknkids

    luvmychicknkids Canning Squirrel

    Mar 6, 2008
    Floresville, Texas
    My husband can EASILY eat 6 in one sitting. He doesn't all the time, but can and does eat a LOT of cholesterol laden foods. Just had it checked and he is well within healthy range (as well as being a healthy weight and quite fit). It all depends on your body.
  9. chickens4jojo

    chickens4jojo Songster

    May 26, 2008
    Upstate South Carolina
    I eat a lot, too~~when they are laying well. But my cholesterol is good.

    I heard someone (I think it was here on BYC) say that his grandmother ate an egg every day of her life and it finally killed 97!

    I suppose it does depend upon your own body's ability to process a larger number of eggs.
    Last edited: Nov 26, 2008

  10. debilorrah

    debilorrah The Great Guru of Yap Premium Member

    Quote:What that one up there said. Eggs have been proven to be more of a whole food than an enemy ie cholesterol. They know now that most people of a certain age that have high cholesterol it's process more from the body than foods you eat. that is good news for egg lovers. My doctor told me that eggs are fine and I have VERY high triglycerides.

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