Eggs are fine when eaten in moderation. If you have high LDL cholesterol or are taking a statin to lower your cholesterol, the American Heart Association recommends you eat less than 200 mg of cholesterol a day. One egg contains about 213 mg of cholesterol. If you have an egg for breakfast, you should eat vegetarian meals and nonfat dairy products that day. I tell patients it is okay to have one egg a week.