eggs, safe enough to eat every day?
so i'll preface this question with some background on me:
i don't eat meat, but eat lots of fish, and dairy. i have a history of heart disease on both sides of my family, so i try to be careful with my diet, i exercise regularly, and am in general in good shape (5'7" 155-160lbs.)
i have been eating 2 eggs for breakfast every day for at least 3 years at this point (not that it really matters for the purposes of this discussion, but i get the free range eggs that claim to be high in omega 3s and all that jazz.)
i tend to eat a large breakfast to try to load up for the day ahead: 2 egg omlette with lowfat cheddar and onions, coffee (milk, no sugar), whole wheat toast with butter + 100% fruit jelly, and a glass of fresh OJ.
last night, i was having dinner with some family (one of whom is a registered nurse, and whose opinion i usually respect in terms of nutrition) and she was appalled at my breakfast routine, and claimed that i was getting far too much cholesterol in my diet, and should reduce my egg intake to 1x week. this would of course require me to find more protein to replace it with, and i would rather not. in fact i was thinking of eating ANOTHER egg (hard boiled) later in the day when i don't think i'm getting enough protein on that day.
my impression was that she is using old data, and that there have been no scientific studies to show that eating eggs leads to high cholesterol. my approach has been to keep eating the same way, and at my yearly checkups make sure that my cholesterol levels are ok (they have been just fine, my doctor gave me a shitload of tests last year and i passed with flying colors.)
i am curious what the bullies have heard and if any of you can cite any studies that actually show that i should be concerned.