By Carl Hanson
February 24, 2015

Good news for egg lovers! Nutrition advice on dietary cholesterol is starting to loosen up.

The 2015 Dietary Guidelines Advisory Committee, in agreement with the American Heart Association, recommended loosening restrictions on dietary cholesterol*.

The bottom line, as we learn from The New York Times: Eggs are a healthier option than sugary cereals or processed meats. For healthy adults, eating 5 or 6 eggs a week doesn't raise the risk of heart disease or stroke. The high nutritional quality of eggs—protein, riboflavin, Vitamin B-12, folate, Vitamin D—seem to outweigh any concerns about cholesterol.

"Delicious and easy. A crispy tostada with a bed of seasoned beef and potato cradle the egg for a tasty, spicy delight. Prepare your eggs anyway you like!" —LEMarr

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"A wonderfully rustic bread soup with sliced garlic, paprika, and ham; topped with eggs poached in a fragrant, brick-red broth. It's like a steaming bowl of breakfast-for-dinner." —Chef John

"This is a quick way to get your greens in a tasty pasta. It's simple, but very flavorful. You can substitute spicy salami for the pancetta." —senoritapupnstuff

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"A super rich, classic 'bacon and egg' spaghetti dish. Great to serve for company. This recipe also makes an unusual brunch offering." —SABRINATEE

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"Everyone in Hawaii has their own version of fried rice. This is my own version of fried rice that the locals ate in Hawaii." —chen

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"Bibimbap is one of my favorite foods on the planet, but I've never tried to make it at home. This recipe is both easy and delicious! I didn't fry the rice, just served the veggies over hot, freshly-cooked basmati." -—Padawan60

"Eggs and arugula are a delicious combination. This dish is great for brunch!" —Joy

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"You may never eat eggs any other way, and you may never eat pizza any other way again." —Chef John

"Hard-cooked eggs are stuffed with a creamy blend of mayonnaise, Dijon mustard and rice wine vinegar. Fresh dill and garlic powder add a delightful flavor." —Jsikes

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"Dol Sot Bi Bim Bap is Korean for Hot Stone Bowl with Mixed Rice - oh, and vegetables, and meat, and egg. My 'go to' favorite Korean dish, next to haemul pajeon and Bulgogi." —ieetcows

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*Read a Q&A with Professor Walter Willett, whose early research helped cast doubt that dietary cholesterol was unhealthy.