Cholesterol Is Officially Not Terrible for You Anymore

Step away from the sad scrambled egg whites.

Like she was about most things in life, Nora Ephron was correct about dietary cholesterol: It's not actually super scary and bad for you! And science that could soon be supported by the federal government agrees!

According to the Dietary Guidelines Advisory Committee, a fun time if we ever heard one, cholesterol will no longer be listed as a "nutrient of concern." This means they're upending the recommended 300 milligrams a day, which in turn means you can go crazy and have two eggs for breakfast—with the yolks. (FYI: One large egg has 200 mg of cholesterol.)

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But don't take the DGAC's new findings as permission to chow down on lobster and cheeseburgers—basically the entire menu of Burger & Lobster—with abandon. Some people do experience health benefits from limiting their daily intake, and you should really consult a medical professional before making any dietary changes. But just think—no more sad egg-white omelettes!

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