No more than 3-4 per week according to JAMA (The Journal of the American Medical Association). In their recently released study "Associations of Dietary Cholesterol or Egg Consumption With Incident Cardiovascular Disease and Mortality" they found that consuming 300mg (1.5 eggs) of dietary cholesterol per day increased the risk of cardiovascular disease by 17% and risk of death by 18%.
These sobering stats shocked me. Being an athlete I used to eat a lot of eggs and take pride in getting all that protein, fats and no carbs. Each large egg has about 195mg of cholesterol, 7 grams protein and 50% of Vitamin B12, which, according to NIH (National Institutes of Health), helps keeping the body’s nerve and blood cells healthy and prevents anemia that makes people feel tired and weak.
I'm not getting any younger and the risk of higher cholesterol overshadows any nutritional benefits of eggs. It is hard to resist the taste, but is it worth it?