For a long time it has been believed that the yolk of the egg increases the levels of cholesterol in the blood, and today we come to disprove that belief because it is a MYTH.
There are two types of cholesterol: cholesterol in the diet and cholesterol in the blood, both are important and necessary in our body.
Dietary cholesterol is found in foods that come from animals, such as meat, poultry, seafood, eggs, and dairy.
Cholesterol in the blood is produced in the liver and is found in the bloodstream. Cholesterol is divided into two subcategories, HDL, also known as good cholesterol, and LDL, also known as bad cholesterol, since it attaches itself to the arterial walls.
Experts have verified that the consumption of cholesterol in the diet is not related to the increase in blood cholesterol, since what causes this increase is the consumption of saturated fat. And specifically the yolk of the egg is composed mainly of polyunsaturated fats that can really help lower cholesterol levels in the blood.