How Many Eggs Can I Eat?
There are a lot of questions regarding the healthiness of eggs and the impact they can have upon cholesterol.
For most people there is currently no limit on the number of eggs that you can eat in a week.
However, because the recommendation has changed over the years, it's often a common source of confusion.
In the past a restriction on eggs was recommended because we thought that foods high in cholesterol (including liver, kidneys and shellfish, as well as eggs) could have an impact on cholesterol levels in the body.
However, as research in this area has developed, so has our understanding of how foods that contain cholesterol affect people’s heart health.
For most people, the amount of saturated fat they eat has much more of an impact on their cholesterol than eating foods that contain cholesterol, like eggs and shellfish.
So unless you are advised otherwise by your doctor or dietician, if you like eggs, you can include them as part of a balanced and varied diet.
British Heart Foundation