Egg YOLKS are the best part of the egg.
If you’re a diehard egg-white omelet connoisseur, you’re probably not happy with that statement.
But don’t take it personally…
Everyone from nutritionists, doctors, and the government have at one point in time fed us the lie that cholesterol-laden yolks would clog up your arteries.
I’m here to set the record straight:
The cholesterol found in eggs—and any animal food, for that matter—has no discernable impact on blood cholesterol.
Egg yolks are also the most nutritious part of the egg.
And if you need any more excuses to enjoy the delicious, runny yolks on your homemade sourdough, here are four big reasons to stop throwing away the yolk:
Egg-cellent Yolks #1: Yolks are full of the good stuff.
Egg yolks are JAM-PACKED with nutrients, vitamins, and antioxidants.
Take a look at this comparison between egg whites and egg yolks:
There’s just no contest—egg yolks contain MOST of the healthy nutrients your heart, brain, and whole-body need to thrive.
The yolk even contains a good chunk of the protein—a common argument for ditching the yolks (lack of protein).
Egg-cellent Yolks #2: Better brain health.
Vitamins B6, B12, choline, and folate all keep your brain healthy and functioning.
Choline, in particular, has been linked to a sharper memory, improved mental function, and a happier mood.
Egg yolks are also rich in lutein, an antioxidant that fights free radicals and improves neuroplasticity—your brain’s ability to develop, change, and heal itself.
Egg-cellent Yolks #3: Love your heart.
Your heart needs omega-3 fatty acids to stay healthy.
Egg yolks contain LOTS of these omega-3 fatty acids.
These good fats (and all the fat-soluble vitamins within them) help improve your blood lipid profile and may actually lower your LDL—the “bad” cholesterol.
Egg-cellent Yolks #4: Send fat packin’!
One of the most significant issues people have when losing weight is cravings.
Luckily, eggs (and I’m talking about the WHOLE egg) are very good at giving you feelings of fullness and satiety, which means you can keep uncontrollable hunger at bay.
There ya have it.
Four egg-cellent reasons to enjoy your egg yolks without guilt.