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28 Jul 2011

Eggs
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How many eggs can i eat in a week ?
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01 Jan 0001

Dear Stacey
The SA Heart Foundation advises that adult South Africans should only eat 4 eggs per week. You can of course have additional egg whites, which will not expose you to high cholesterol intakes. Vegetarians using a lacto-ovo-vegetarian diet can eat slightly more eggs per week (about 6 per week), because they don’t have a high cholesterol intake from other animal products and egg yolk is a good source of iron and eggs are a good source of high quality protein.
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