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Which is better – Whole Egg or Egg White?

Let’s see… I have a friend who’s afraid of egg yolks mainly because she always taught that it is where all the nasty fat and cholesterol is. She never taught that she’s actually throwing away all the nutrients.

Yolks are an eggscellent source of vitamins, minerals, folate, choline, lutein, antioxidant, and other powerful nutrients! Protein in egg whites is even not as powerful without the yolk which balances out the amino acid and make the protein more bio-available.

Therefore, yolk is the healthiest part of the egg! Take for instance, egg yolks from free range chickens are loaded with healthy omega-3 fatty acids. It’s a shame that many people are not aware of the amazing benefits of egg yolks – even restaurants serve “healthy” breakfast always with egg white items instead of whole eggs, a perfect example of misinformation about nutrition.

Another common objection is that whole eggs will skyrocket your cholesterol! Again, it’s not true because when eating foods that contains high amount of dietary cholesterol, the body down-regulates the internal production of cholesterol to balance things out.

On the other hand, not having enough cholesterol simply makes the body produces more since cholesterol has dozens of important vital functions in the body.

Studies shows that eating whole eggs actually raises good HDL cholesterol to a higher degree than LDL cholesterol, hence, improving the body’s overall cholesterol ratio and blood chemistry. High cholesterol is not a disease! It is a very important substance in the body and has vitally important functions.

Not only that! Yolks also contain antioxidant lutein with other antioxidant which can help protect the body from inflammation, giving yet another reason why yolks are good and not detrimental.

It doesn’t end there! Although, egg yolks contain more calories still it has high micro-nutrients in those calories that increases the overall nutrient density per calorie consume. It helps regulate the appetite for the reminder of the day so you end up eating fewer calories. Also, the healthy fats in egg yolks help maintain a good level of fat-burning hormones in the body. This means that the extra (healthy) fats and calories from yolk are so nutrient-dense that they help burn off body fat!

Opt to buying only organic eggs because cage-free organic eggs have higher vitamin and mineral levels and a more balanced healthier omega-3 to omega-6 fatty acid ratio.

The bottom line: Whole eggs are much healthier! Go ahead and enjoy your eggs and get a leaner body!

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