Over 78 BILLION eggs are consumed each year in the US alone. Eggs are an excellent source of protein and are rightly called the nutritional powerhouse. Packed with all the essential nutrients.
But eggs have been getting quite a lot of hate lately, particularly the egg yolk. So what exactly is up with this delicious yellow center of an egg? Have you also been avoiding egg yolks? comment below.
Egg whites contain exactly zero milligrams of cholesterol while egg yolks contain roughly 185 milligrams, or 62% of the recommended amount you should have per day. Many people consume well over the recommended amount of cholesterol when they have 2 eggs.
Consuming egg yolks have shown an increase in Low-density lipoprotein, or LDL, which at high concentration leads to coronary heart diseases. But it also increases High-density lipoprotein, or HDL, which are good because they clear out LDLs. Tipping the cholesterol scale to an even balance.
Nutrients that egg yolks have and egg whites don’t or have very little of, are calcium, iron, phosphorous, zinc, copper, manganese, thiamin, B vitamins 5, 6, 9, and 12, Vitamin A, Vitamin E, Vitamin D, Vitamin K, Omega-3 Fatty Acids, and Choline.
No,egg yolks are not at all bad for your health. In fact they are filled with protein, vitamins and minerals making it one of the most nutritious foods.
It should not be consumed if you are trying to lose some weight. Instead what you can do is have a planned diet – instead of having too many egg whites, include 1-2 whole eggs in your diet.