Egg Yolks and Choresterol
The truth about egg yolks
Ignoring your cholesterol levels can kill you. Your
body displays no signals or Symtoms even if it is suffering from high cholesterol and by the time it does, it may
be too late.
Many people throw away theegg yolk because they think that's where all the
nasty fat and cholesterol is". This is a perfect example of how confused most people are about
In a world full of misinformation, somehow most people now mistakenly think that the
egg yolk is the worst part of the egg, when in fact, the YOLK IS THE HEALTHIEST PART OF THE
By throwing out the yolk and only eating egg whites, you're essentially throwing out the
most nutrient dense, antioxidant-rich, vitamin and mineral loaded portion of the egg.
The yolks contain so many B-vitamins, trace minerals, vitamin A, folate, choline, lutein, and other powerful
nutrients... it's not even worth trying to list them all.
In fact, the egg whites are almost devoid of nutrition compared to the yolk. Even
the protein in egg whites isn't as powerful without
the yolks to balance out the amino acid profile and make the protein more
bio-available. Not to even mention that the egg yolks from free range chickens are loaded with omega-3
fatty acids. Yolks contain more than 90% of the calcium, iron, phosphorus, zinc, thiamin, B6, folate, and
B12, and pantothenic acid of the egg. In addition, the yolks contain all of the fat soluble vitamins A, D, E, and K in the egg,
as well as all of the essential fatty acids.
And now the common objection I get all the time when I say that the yolks are the
most nutritious part of the egg..."But I heard that whole eggs will skyrocket my cholesterol through the roof ."
No, this is FALSE!
When you eat a food that contains a high amount of dietary
cholesterol such as eggs, your body down-regulates it's internal production of cholesterol to
balance things out. On the other hand, if you don't eat enough cholesterol, your body simply
produces more since cholesterol has tons of important functions in the
There are indications that eating whole eggs
actually raises your good HDL cholesterol to
a higher degree than LDL cholesterol, thereby improving your overall cholesterol ratio
High cholesterol is NOT a
disease! but Heart disease is a
The following will reveal why trying to attack
cholesterol is a mistake, and what the REAL deadly risk factors actually
So I hope we've established that whole
eggs are not some evil food that will wreck your body... instead whole eggs are FAR superior to egg
Also, your normal supermarket eggs coming from mass factory farming just don't
compare nutritionally with organic free range eggs from healthy chickens that are
allowed to roam freely and eat a more natural diet.
I recently compared eggs I bought at the grocery store with a batch of eggs I got at a
farm stand where the chickens were free roaming and healthy. Most people don't realize that there's a major
difference because they've never bought real eggs from healthy chickens... The eggs from the grocery store
had pale yellow yolks. On the other hand, the healthier free range eggs had deep orange coloured yolks
indicating much higher nutrition levels and carotenoids.
So next time a health or fitness professional tells you that egg whites are superior,
you can quietly ignore their advice knowing that you understand the REAL deal about egg yolks.
One more thing about eggs... I read a study recently that compared groups of people
that ate egg breakfasts vs groups of people that ate cereal or bagel based breakfasts. The results of the study
showed that the egg eaters lost or maintained a healthier body weight, while the cereal/bagel eaters
hypothesized that the egg eaters actually ate less calories during the remainder of the day because their
appetite was more satisfied compared to the cereal/bagel eaters who would have been more prone to wild blood
sugar swings and food cravings.
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