Stop Only Eating Egg Whites, The Egg Yolks Have All The Benefits
Guys (er, gals!), it’s time to stop ordering egg white omelets and tossing the yolks.
The reason we all started to toss the yolks was pretty faulty science that came about at the same time as the horribly wrong “fat makes you fat” lobby upped the ante on sugar in our diets in an attempt to provide up with fat-free everything.
Those egg yolks got a bad wrap because of their cholesterol, which we were told was directly correlated with our blood cholesterol (and, therefore, our risk of heart disease). But, according to Harvard’s School of Public Health, “A solid body of research shows that for most people, cholesterol in food has a much smaller effect on blood levels of total cholesterol and harmful LDL cholesterol than does the mix of fats in the diet.”
Moreover, egg yolks, while high in cholesterol, are also rich in nutrients that may lower the risk for heart disease, such as protein, vitamins B12 and D, riboflavin and iron.
And even studies that do purport a link between dietary cholesterol and LDL (or bad cholesterol in your blood) say that eating up to 4 egg yolks a week basis does not increase your risk of heart disease. Just be sure to keep other sources of cholesterol in check.
Plus, egg yolks have a lot of health benefits! And, most importantly (in our world anyway!) make that egg breakfast both filling and beauty boosting!
6 Reasons To Eat Egg Yolks
Do It For The Choline. This little-talked-about vitamin plays a key role in liver health, memory, and other neurological disorders. It also helps endurance athletes and may even help prevent heart disease. And, you guessed it: it’s found in egg yolks, making them an ideal post-workout food!
Rev Your Metabolism. Vitamin B2 (or Riboflavin), plays a key role in metabolism. Vroom, Vroom!
Boost Your Mood + Energy Levels. Vitamin B12 is essential for normal functioning of the brain, nervous system and blood. It’s also important for energy and your metabolism!
Get Your Vitamin D. You know the sunshine vitamin that you’re probably deficient in? Eat egg yolks and you probably won’t be! It’s necessary for healthy bones and teeth!
Load Up On Iron. It’s essential for energy, immunity, cognitive development, and the ability to maintain body temperature – and, you guessed it: in egg yolks!
Get An Anti-Aging + Anti-Acne Boost. Egg yolks (especially the bright orange, free-range kind!) are paked with Vitamin A, which helps to promote cell turnover from the inside out. The result: pores that a clog-free and skin that looks younger!
Still not convinced? How about just doing it to prevent waste?
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