KC Craichy’s SuperHealth Podcast: Re-Thinking the Egg-Cholesterol Connection

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Posted on 22nd November 2013 by admin in SuperHealth Podcasts

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On a recent SuperHealth Podcast episode, Is Your Omelet Toxic? we explored how to prepare a super healthy omelet at home or at your favorite restaurant, with the objective of preserving the myriad of health benefits of whole organic eggs.

You may be asking now: Won’t whole eggs skyrocket my cholesterol?

While whole eggs are relatively high in naturally-occurring cholesterol, you may be surprised to learn the total level of cholesterol in the body compared to that in your three-egg veggie omelet.  You’ll discover in today’s episode if this is a real concern.  KC Craichy will also reveal the real culprit behind elevated cholesterol levels and practical, powerful tips to naturally lower cholesterol.

Click on the graphic below to listen and forward this episode to a friend or family member that is battling elevated cholesterol levels.

[Audio Transcription]

Welcome to Living Fuel TV. This is KC Craichy.

Recently, we told you how to make a healthy omelet, and so, staying on the theme of eggs, the things people ask us are, ‘Well, if we use these whole eggs, isn’t that going to raise our cholesterol?’ We’ve talked about this over the years, but it apparently, is time to talk about it again.

Cholesterol levels; the cholesterol in your body, people have recognized that 200 mg/dl of blood, is the optimal cholesterol level, or lower. Now, too low gets into problems also, so let’s use 200 as the level. So if you eat one egg, you have 200 mg, approximately, if you eat two, it’s 400, if you eat three, it’s 600. So if you eat a three-egg omelet, you’ve got 600 mg of cholesterol, and that’s bad. It’s not bad. Cholesterol doesn’t metabolize that way. When you eat 600 mg of cholesterol, and you only have a 200 mg level, that seems a lot, but when you really think about it, you have to ask how many deciliters of blood are there in the body? Well there’s 50-70 dl. So take your level of 200 mg/dl, multiply times the amount of deciliters of blood, and you realize you’ve got 14,000 mg of cholesterol in your body. So when you think about eating 600 mg, compared to 14,000 mg, if you’re eating it worked its way into your blood, which it does not, very efficiently, you realize that that is just a drop in the pool, as far as raising your cholesterol levels.

Eggs are extraordinarily healthy, particularly, organic, free- range eggs, very healthy food. You need to be eating them. In fact, I was in a little clinical study myself. Myself and my family ate multiple eggs a day, 25 eggs a week, a piece, in fact, for a period of years, and my cholesterol level still remains about 170, with a 70 HDL level. So eggs are not the problem. So now, what is the problem? That’s the question.

Americans, I’ll give you an example. When we drive up to the gas station, we open the fuel tank and we put the nozzle in, and we squeeze it, and we fill it up. And then when it clicks, we click it a few more times to make sure we get it full, and it runs down the side of the car. Then, it’s like, you take that same nozzle and you stick in the back window, and you fill the backseat up with gas. This is a similar problem. Your body has about the same capacity to deal with over-fueling of carbohydrates, as that car does as dealing with the gas in the backseat. So when you have too many carbohydrates, your body’s going to convert that, mostly to LDL cholesterol and triglycerides. So if your triglycerides, and your LDL are really high, you probably are drinking sweet drinks, or eating too many grains, or things that are white. If it’s carbohydrates, if it’s white, it isn’t right, when it comes to cholesterol levels.

So, increase your dietary fiber, substantially, reduce your carb intake, particularly your sugar intake, and watch your cholesterol fall like a rock. I hope this was helpful to you. God bless you, and have a great day.

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