Free Delivery On All UK Orders
Call Us: 0208 262 3252
Email Us: info@simplymedsonline.co.uk
Online Pharmacy Logo
1 Choose your Condition 2 Complete The Consultation 3 Buy via our secure checkout
Choose your Condition
Complete The Consultation
Buy via our secure checkout
Home - Blog - Weight Loss - Can Eggs cause heart disease?
Can Eggs cause heart disease?

Can Eggs cause heart disease?

Can Eggs cause heart disease?

Many of us have heard people say they don’t eat the ‘yellow part’ (the yolk) of the egg because its high in cholesterol, but is there any truth to this? In order to answer this question we need to first learn a little about cholesterol; what it is and how it affects the body and more importantly how it affects our heart.

We all know cholesterol is bad for the heart, but there are two types of cholesterol; Low-density lipoproteins (LDL) and High-density lipoproteins (HDL). Most people believe that all cholesterol is bad, but this Is not the case, HDL is a good form of cholesterol whereas LDL is the harmful form. Low-density lipoprotein is the cholesterol which builds up in the arteries and then causing heart disease. This is the one that your doctor warns you about when talking about high levels of cholesterol as it can lead to a number of complications. Once you have a build-up of bad LDL in your arteries this can lead to thickening of the walls of the arteries therefore reducing blood flow to the heart muscle. The heart muscle needs a good supply of blood in order to pump efficiently, a reduction in blood flow can lead to a heart attack or stroke. High-density lipoproteins on the other hand work in the opposite way to LDL in that they help to carry away the bad cholesterol to the liver for it to be broken down and processed. This leads the harmful cholesterol to be taken away from the arteries leading to a lower incidence of heart disease. However HDL does not carry away all of the ‘bad’ cholesterol so you have to include dietary changes as well as exercise as part of your cholesterol lowering programme.

So back to the original question, can eggs cause heart disease, in terms of cholesterol content the answer is no. Originally it was thought that Eggs contained a high level of bad cholesterol, therefore the recommendation was no more than 3-4 eggs a week. However new studies have shown that eggs have a small impact on the bad LDL cholesterol levels of the body. Eggs have been found to be low in saturated fats meaning that consuming eggs as much as once daily will not increase heart disease risk. You must remember that this is all in conjunction with having a healthy balanced diet.

IF YOU WOULD LIKE TO SEE OUR WEIGHT LOSS TREATMENT CLICK HERE

Diet is ultimately going to be the deciding factor in how well our cholesterol levels are controlled, whether we eat eggs or not the remainder of what we eat will have a significant role in our heart health. You need to ensure you eat a balance and varied diet with lots of fresh vegetables, limiting red meats and sticking to leaner cuts. Incorporating fish in your weekly diet will also help, studies have shown that oily fish once a week will help to reduce bad cholesterol. To see more detailed dietary advice then try this NHS weight loss guide.

Weight gain is a major contributor in heart disease, if you can control your weight and lose just 10% you can bring about considerable health benefits. We understand that the usual methods of weight loss may not work for everyone, or you have tried them and are no longer seeing results. Here at SimplyMeds we can offer you weight loss treatments suited to those for whom traditional weight loss methods have failed. To find out if Orlistat is right for you click HERE, and you will see more information on this weight loss aid.

Blog Archive

Staying Sun-Safe

Staying Sun Safe We all love sunshine and it makes us feel great on the inside but there are some careful reminders that we should all consider while out in the sun The skin is... Read more

Acidity Awareness

Acid is vital to the normal functioning of our digestive system yet it is a cause for pain and discomfort for millions each year In every person acid lives happily in the stomach in the... Read more

Can Eggs cause heart disease?

Can Eggs cause heart disease Many of us have heard people say they don t eat the yellow part the yolk of the egg because its high in cholesterol but is there any truth to... Read more

Sun's out Toes out! Fungal Toenail Infection

Its that time of year again where temperatures are slowly creeping up and many of us like to wear sandals and flip flops to let our feet enjoy some of the sun During the winter... Read more

Do you have a BURNING question about your urine?

There are many reasons why a person may experience a burning sensation when urinating while some may be quite easy to diagnose and treat others may require more investigation It is clear to see that... Read more
  Loading...