Here are a few expert opinions from some highly regarded nutrition scholars on the subject of dietary cholesterol:
*Disclaimer: The body’s response to dietary cholesterol varies between individuals, and studies have shown there is a small percentage of people who are mildly affected it.
Cholesterol is absolutely essential for the body to function. No ifs, ands, or buts. You would be dead in an instant without it. But guess what? Luckily, your body is one step ahead of you and already knows that. About 75% of the cholesterol in our bodies is produced by our own livers, while only about 25% comes from what we eat. And most of the cholesterol in our food is in a form we can’t absorb anyway.
I may be a nerd for nutrition, but I’m pretty sure everyone should find this at least a little cool. The human body is so impressive that it actually changes its production levels of cholesterol based on how much cholesterol we eat. If we consume less, the body makes more. If we consume more, the body makes less.
Time for some #yolkporn.
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