Is cholesterol bad for you? Does cholesterol cause heart disease?
Most people answer yes to both questions.
You might be surprised to know, however, that cholesterol is actually good for you and in fact, it’s been shown in numerous studies that cholesterol found in egg yolks or real butter (as well as in numerous other real food sources) does not cause heart disease. In fact, cholesterol is good for you.
Am I just trying to justify eating things that are bad for me because I like eggs and bacon for breakfast and an after-dinner dessert that isn’t “low-fat”?
Not at all. Not only do I enjoy natural foods that are high in cholesterol, but I can eat them without worry because I know that these foods are actually good for my body.