Eat Eggs and Butter and Lower Your Cholesterol

Could consuming eggs and butter actually help lower your cholesterol? Check this out.


0:00 Introduction: Are eggs bad for cholesterol?
0:25 Benefits of eggs for cholesterol
3:42 Benefits of butter for cholesterol
5:35 Benefits of cholesterol
5:58 Other butter benefits
7:50 Other things that may help lower cholesterol
8:33 Learn more about the benefits of eggs!

Today we’re going to talk about how consuming eggs and butter could potentially benefit your cholesterol.

However, keep in mind that if you have a genetic problem called familial hypercholesterolemia or if you are a hyper responder, this information will not apply.

Health benefits of cholesterol:
• It helps make hormones
• It helps make vitamin D
• It supports cell membranes
• It supports the brain
• It supports the immune system
• It’s needed to make bile salts

Egg yolks are one of the highest sources of cholesterol-mobilizing nutrients: choline and lecithin. One egg gives you about 186 mg of cholesterol. But, the body makes about 3000 mg of cholesterol a day.

Dietary cholesterol isn’t associated with increased cholesterol. There are also no studies that show that consuming eggs negatively affects the cardiovascular system.

In one study, they found that certain phytonutrients in eggs improved the cholesterol profile in a group of people on a low-carb diet.

Egg yolks are also loaded with vitamin K2, which supports a healthy heart.

Grass-fed butter also has an incredible influence over cholesterol, and if you can find cultured butter, then that’s even better. Cultured butter has the added benefit of friendly bacteria that help boost the benefits of butter.

Your friendly microbes make bile salts, which help mobilize and regulate cholesterol. Butter is also a good source of vitamin K2 and is great for anyone going through menopause because cholesterol is needed to support hormones.

One study shows that butter has a neutral association with cardiovascular disease and diabetes. Beta-carotene, which is high in butter, may also help lower cholesterol. Butter is also rich in CLA, butyric acid, and omega-3 fatty acids, which may benefit healthy cholesterol.

If you’re concerned about your cholesterol, certain things can potentially help lower cholesterol naturally, including:
• Exercise
• Vitamin B3 (niacin)
• Nattokinase
• Red yeast extract
• Bile salts

Dr. Eric Berg DC Bio:
Dr. Berg, age 57, is a chiropractor who specializes in Healthy Ketosis & Intermittent Fasting. He is the author of the best-selling book The Healthy Keto Plan, and is the Director of Dr. Berg Nutritionals. He no longer practices, but focuses on health education through social media.

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Dr. Eric Berg received his Doctor of Chiropractic degree from Palmer College of Chiropractic in 1988. His use of “doctor” or “Dr.” in relation to himself solely refers to that degree. Dr. Berg is a licensed chiropractor in Virginia, California, and Louisiana, but he no longer practices chiropractic in any state and does not see patients so he can focus on educating people as a full time activity, yet he maintains an active license. This video is for general informational purposes only. It should not be used to self-diagnose and it is not a substitute for a medical exam, cure, treatment, diagnosis, and prescription or recommendation. It does not create a doctor-patient relationship between Dr. Berg and you. You should not make any change in your health regimen or diet before first consulting a physician and obtaining a medical exam, diagnosis, and recommendation. Always seek the advice of a physician or other qualified health provider with any questions you may have regarding a medical condition.

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  1. Li Ly on February 27, 2023 at 11:03 am

    I eat lots of grass -fed butter daily and my triglycerides and cholesterol have always been low .Thanks Dr. Berg for another informative video !

    • Linda Lonic on February 27, 2023 at 5:31 pm

      ​@Cyberfunkwhat’s LDL?

    • Linda Lonic on February 27, 2023 at 5:32 pm

      ​@Bob Martensyou mean grass to butter.

    • HarrodsFan on February 27, 2023 at 5:33 pm

      I eat lots of grass-fed butter daily and my triglycerides and cholesterol levels are high.

    • Linda Lonic on February 27, 2023 at 5:36 pm

      ​@Edward AlamoI haven’t tried Finland 🧈 but I’ve tried 3 other grassfed varieties & the cheapest one was actually my favorite tasting = ‘Westgold’ made in New Zealand

    • Cyberfunk on February 27, 2023 at 7:03 pm

      @Linda Lonic It is the type of cholesterol particle that is thougth to be more dangerous. HDL is the other one that often is labeled as the “good” cholesterol. If I remember correctly LDL takes stuff to the tissues while HDL brings it back to the liver.

  2. Political Foolishness on February 27, 2023 at 11:18 am

    With the exception of one of my grandparents who died in their 60s from cancer (smoker), the other 3 lived to an average age of 97 (non-smokers). They ate bacon and eggs most mornings and cooked with butter and ate pretty much traditional stuff.

    • Notod on February 27, 2023 at 4:22 pm

      On my mother’s side they all lived to late 80s. My mom on the other hand is a smoker and is dying of stage 4 pancreatic cancer. Please don’t smoke.

    • HarrodsFan on February 27, 2023 at 5:26 pm

      Our grandparents ate butter, eggs , bacon etc but they never ate junk food. Big difference.

    • Em H on February 27, 2023 at 6:15 pm

      Eh, my aunt smokes drinks etc etc . Is outliving all her relatives. 🤷🏽‍♀️

    • Em H on February 27, 2023 at 6:16 pm

      Be your own study .

    • Stephanie Orme on February 27, 2023 at 6:39 pm

      ​@HarrodsFanI also love to smoke since I’m 14. Now 60. I do this in combination with good and healthy food and feeling wonderful!

  3. Claire Haydon on February 27, 2023 at 12:19 pm

    My grandparents & gt aunts lived to mid-late 90’s. Ate butter, lard, eggs, cheese etc. no obesity whatsoever. Cheers Dr Berg, you are wonderful! 🍽🧀🧈🥚🍳🥩🥓I follow your advice religiously, I LOVE eggs, I’ve eaten them regularly for years. I’m 53, 130lbs, feel fab 👍🏻💪🏽

    • Piss-N-Vinegar on February 27, 2023 at 2:41 pm

      @Cyberfunk are you serious, “I don’t need to be HERE reading comments”….yeah ok …have a lovely day, be blessed, wishing you good health 🖐🏻

    • Dad on February 27, 2023 at 2:44 pm

      @Piss-N-Vinegar well he’s right so stop arguing or saying he’s snarky

    • Team RGV Bodybuilding on February 27, 2023 at 3:26 pm

      If they weren’t obese, it means they were burning off those calories. Caloric restriction itself helps keep cholesterol in check.

      Butter is high in saturated fat which increases cholesterol. I follow a lipidologist on Instagram who was saying how with his patients he tells them to swap butter for olive oil or avocado oil and they immediately lower their LDL.

      There is a genetic component as well, but across the board, saturated fat tends to increase total cholesterol and LDL.

      You need *some* because your body does need some cholesterol. But you gotta keep LDL in check.

      Also, the info in this video about vitamin K2 only applies to pasture raised chickens and cows that are grass fed, grass finished. So props to that being stated here…but that’s not what most people are eating.

    • HarrodsFan on February 27, 2023 at 5:25 pm

      Our grandparents ate butter, eggs , bacon etc but they never ate junk food. Big difference.

    • nizon on February 27, 2023 at 6:23 pm

      @Cyberfunk I know a smoker who is in his 90s. The only thing I notice is he drink a lot of tea. I guess the antioxidants in tea protects him from the toxins in cigarettes.

  4. Yankee 🌹 Rose on February 27, 2023 at 12:20 pm

    I eat butter, bacon and eggs every single day, with a cup of coffee and I feel fabulous! I got my bloodwork done it was perfect Dr. Berg! ❤🌅

    • Yankee 🌹 Rose on February 27, 2023 at 2:38 pm

      ​@Cyberfunklove to you always my sweet friend! 🥰✝️❤🌅🤗

    • Cyberfunk on February 27, 2023 at 2:44 pm

      @Yankee 🌹 Rose Well hate to break it to you but 100mg/dl isn’t anywhere near perfect. Heart disease progression only stops at something below 70mg/dl and perfect would be something like 50mg/dl. The only reason why 100 is considered normal is because so few people are actually at the physiolgically healthy levels. You can read for example study: “Optimal low-density lipoprotein is 50 to 70 mg/dl: Lower is better and physiologically normal”

    • Yankee 🌹 Rose on February 27, 2023 at 3:40 pm

      @Cyberfunk wow!! Thanks for the info. I still look and feel spectacular in every way possible. Hope you enjoy this beautiful day! ❤🥰

    • WH2012 on February 27, 2023 at 4:57 pm

      @Yankee 🌹 Rose You are a YOUNG Grandmother! ;0)

    • Yankee 🌹 Rose on February 27, 2023 at 5:30 pm

      @WH2012 thank you so very much my wonderful friend!! Lots of love to you!!❤✝️🌅🥰

  5. Be Well with Danyel on February 27, 2023 at 12:28 pm

    Thanks for doing this video. I’ve Been basically eating quality butter since I’ve been craving it postpartum. And of course eggs since I watch your videos! 🎉😊❤ it sad the bad press these things have gotten. I’m glad you’re helping to reverse this.

  6. Baribrooks on February 27, 2023 at 12:41 pm

    Dr Berg—awesome info, production quality and energy. Please do a video for us hyperresponders; I’d love to hear your latest findings. Why wouldn’t eating eggs and butter improve everyone’s cholesterol quality? 🧐

    • 5th element on February 27, 2023 at 5:07 pm

      I 2nd the request for a video on hyperresponders. I’m pretty sure I am one, but not sure what it is. Thank you Dr Berg for all you do!

  7. Dante Burritar on February 27, 2023 at 12:42 pm

    25% of people have LP(a) – would love you to do a video on this – it increases the small LDL particles, so I think eating dietary cholesterol should help to lower the % of LP(a) cholesterol versus non-LP(a) cholesterol.

    • Daniel J. on February 27, 2023 at 2:31 pm

      I will correct you a little bit…100% of people have Lp(a) cholesterol in their blood…but it is estimated, that about 20% have elevated levels, which put them at risk of dying from heart disease at a earlier age. And so, these people, together with the FH group, also needs to ignore dietary cholesterol advice from Eric Berg! 😉

  8. Doug M on February 27, 2023 at 12:54 pm

    Doc you first introduced me to Apple Cider Vinegar a few years ago and that helped me to lower my cholesterol naturally and got me off whatever meds I was being poisoned with at the time. ACV also helped me on my journey of weight loss! I buy a lot of farm eggs these days and thankfully in my parts of NC there is no egg shortage. Kerrygold butter is also a main in my diet and rocks my taste buds tremendously!
    Thank you doc.

    • wasim siddik on February 27, 2023 at 2:49 pm

      Hi please share how you lowered cholesterol naturally,🙏

    • Linda Lonic on February 27, 2023 at 5:29 pm

      yes! 👏🏻🙌🏻 I do 2T of Organic ACV with the Mother in 1C water 2× daily & I’m slim despite practically living off Free Range eggs drenched in grassfed butter 🤤😋

  9. KT on February 27, 2023 at 12:56 pm

    I’ve eaten eggs and butter all my life and relieved to learn this. Now I eat the grass fed and grass finish foods. Slowly gaining positive ground on healing my inflamed leaky gut. The intermittent and prolonged fasting really help the most! Thanks

  10. Emmanuel King on February 27, 2023 at 1:03 pm

    Thank you, Dr. Berg! 👍

    This is true…since I’ve been on Keto and started eating organic eggs and organic ghee butter daily, my cholesterol levels have been normal for the first time ever 🍳🧈

  11. you r enough 💜 on February 27, 2023 at 1:03 pm

    I heard Dr Berg mention consuming grass fed butter for night sweats due to perimenapause and I do believe it’s helping . I heard dhea is recommended as well but I don’t know if it’s OK for someone with PCOS. Appreciate Dr Berg so much. I just purchased ghee 😊

    • Faith Hinson on February 27, 2023 at 5:40 pm

      Dhea is not recommended for pcos unfortunately

  12. InTeCredo on February 27, 2023 at 1:18 pm

    I have been eating eggs and grass-fed butter since I was kid, and my LDL cholesterol level remains very low to this day (I’m 56). My doctor found out what I ate and implored me to stop eating them because they were “unhealthy”. Perhaps “unhealthy” for his bank account (they hoped that we would become dependent on them for prescriptions and frequent tests). So, I switched to the doctor who specialises in the functional medicine.

    • L. C. on February 27, 2023 at 6:15 pm

      ​@miker4332 I’d like to know that too 😂

    • L. C. on February 27, 2023 at 6:16 pm

      Nice!!!! Your Dr. certainly misinformed you, probably intentionally. Dr. Berg all the way!

    • Cyberfunk on February 27, 2023 at 6:44 pm

      @Claire Haydon Do you have actual evidence of a single case where some pharma company pays people to comment on Youtube or is just something you imagined in your head because you don’t like anything that goes against the agenda?

    • Cyberfunk on February 27, 2023 at 6:45 pm

      @Mike R My qualifications: able to read studies and able to know the difference between someone who is a MD and someone who isn’t. So I’m much more qualified than you are.

    • Claire Haydon on February 27, 2023 at 6:51 pm

      @Cyberfunk jog on troll and find something positive to do with your life instead of demanding “evidence”. Loser.

  13. Cardinal on February 27, 2023 at 1:33 pm

    Started keto roughly 2 years ago. Ate beef, lamb, etc. Cholesterol shot to 335. After that result I ate only eggs and 3-4 oz salmon or dark chicken with salad and 1/2 avocado. 1 year later I’m at 275. My ratio is good. They still want me to start a statin but I’m going to hold off.

    • Cyberfunk on February 27, 2023 at 1:43 pm

      The ratio isn’t what matters if you mean LDL/HDL. What matters most is ApoB and LDL correlates with it in about 75% of people. If you want to protect your heart, you would need to get LDL below 70mg/dl.

    • Beastbombshell on February 27, 2023 at 1:59 pm

      Doctors only go by numbers not the entire story and they love selling meds .. the worst med for anyone is a statin ..

    • KD on February 27, 2023 at 2:14 pm

      Excellent Changes to your Diet! Takes real Determination to do that…! Research says Vitamin K2-MK7 prevents arterial calcification. They say it has even been shown to reverse existing calcification. *Side effects can vary between different Statins, but common side effects are: -headache -dizzines -feeling sick -feeling unusually tired or physically weak
      -digestive system problems, such as constipation, diarrhea, indigestion, farting -muscle pain -sleep problems
      -low blood platelet count

    • Mike R on February 27, 2023 at 2:27 pm

      Were you eating grass fed pasture raised meat? That could be why your numbers were high. Also maybe there are other reasons it’s high. Don’t listen to vegan boy or your brain will rot away.

    • Larry C on February 27, 2023 at 2:35 pm

      Still too high = atherosclerotic heart disease. You need to get your total cholesterol under 200. Optimal cholesterol level is around 160 with ldl level under 100. Good luck!🙌

  14. Pavlos Shihan Pavlidis on February 27, 2023 at 2:07 pm

    It’s good to remind the benefits of eggs and butter. I always make my eggs with butter and the taste is always amazing!! Nice Dr.B👍

  15. TiMalice2009 on February 27, 2023 at 2:17 pm

    I ran a genetics report on my 23 and me data and I have several segments that indicated I had reduced choline conversion. I feel so much better when I’m on that! Perhaps that is why my LDL is higher than normal! This is the real medicine. Thanks Dr. Berg.

  16. mike lasthoues on February 27, 2023 at 2:59 pm

    You are almost Carnivore Doc. I started with and still follow you daily. I have lost 37 lbs. My goal is 45. Almost there. I have given up vegetables almost completely. No bread, pasta, rice, grains, beans, many nuts and very few vegetables and I feel great and my doctor is asking what I have done. My answer is “Doc Berg”.

    • Kathleen King on February 27, 2023 at 5:29 pm

      Doctors and nutritionists need to work TOGETHER

    • Eve Chavez on February 27, 2023 at 6:12 pm

      What do you eat Mike.

  17. Donnie Underwood on February 27, 2023 at 3:28 pm

    This works, for 30 years I listened to the whole grains, mostly veges, no yolks, no red meat fat, no pork. My labs stunk, and all the time I exercised a lot. Plus sti) took lots of stations and BP meds. Nephrologist advised me to forget it all. Stopped all simple sugars and starches and wheat. Started whole eggs again, bacon, butter, sausage, chuck roast, etc. For carbs….colored veges. 60 % protein 20% meat fat & butter, 10% carbs. At 63, have best labs since early 20’s.

  18. DreysGarage on February 27, 2023 at 4:11 pm

    I did keto for ~8 wks and did before/after cholesterol labs. I fried all my food in quality grass fed butter. I was eating eggs, bacon for brkfast and grass fed beef patties for dinner.
    Before: HDL: 53
    LDL: 98
    Total cholesterol: 164
    After: HDL: 56
    LDL: 54 !!!! 🙂
    Total cholesterol: 142

    My good cholesterol was higher than my bad cholesterol! 👍 👍

  19. Simply Royalty on February 27, 2023 at 4:30 pm

    Thanks Dr Berg. My cholesterol was slightly high in my last blood test results but I don’t eat fatty food, fast foods, fried food, dairy or any of those bad foods. I don’t eat that much meat either.(my iron is low).I eat mostly fruits and vegetables, plant based with chicken( baked or stewed) and fish and eggs. I Also eat OMAD and practice long fasts for at least 3 days water only each week. My doctor mentioned those bad food not to eat which I do not eat! And he asked me to exercise which I started to try to do regularly like I used to before. You mentioned our bodies make cholesterol? What would cause it to make excess? Could that be the reason why mine is slightly high? Could you make a video addressing this?

    • Don Berry on February 27, 2023 at 5:29 pm

      Well slightly high cholesterol? I would ask the Doctor if your HDL has also increased. Plus I want to know how the LDL is formed Ie: how much large buoyant healthy ldl and how much small damaged dense particles. I think the answer will be either “we don’t do that test” or buoyant healthy particles are good for you , glade we checked.

    • Dr. Eric Berg DC on February 27, 2023 at 5:57 pm

      Hope this video helps!
      Dr. Berg’s Support Team.

  20. vasant sande on February 27, 2023 at 5:20 pm

    I’m 76 with no health problem of any kind so far. Still, I enjoy fast foods once
    in awhile. Thank you Dr. Berg for comforting people.

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