Don't resolve to: Go yolk-free.
Somewhere along the line, egg yolks got lumped with foods like bacon: high in cholesterol, bad for hearts, best eaten only as a once-in-a-blue-moon brunch treat. The American Heart Association does suggest limiting your cholesterol intake to less than 300 milligrams a day, and one large egg has about 186 mg
. But recent research has shown that eating an egg a day—yolks and all—doesn't increase heart disease risk in healthy people
(for those with a history of heart problems or diabetes or who are over 55, the AHA recommends a limit of 200 mg of cholesterol daily)
. What's more, eggs contain nutrients that experts say may help lower
the risk for heart disease—including protein, vitamins B12 and D, riboflavin and folate.
Do resolve to:
Eat less than 7 eggs a week.