October 2003 Issue

The Sunny Side Ups (and Downs) of Egg Substitutes

Many people eat egg substitutes on the assumption they are better for you than whole eggs. True? Not necessarily. The American Heart Association no longer sets a limit on the number of eggs a healthy person can eat, as long as the total amount of dietary cholesterol averages no more than 300 milligrams a day (one egg contains 213 milligrams cholesterol).

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