Yolks are full of protein, nutrients, and let’s face it, they taste downright yummy, but a fear of raising cholesterol levels has held us back and made us turn to egg-white omelettes and other such horrors.
Foods such as egg yolks, beans, fish, flax, and avocado contain high levels of HDL cholesterol, (high-density lipoprotein) and yet the fact that they are high in cholesterol by no means translates as being bad for us.
In fact HDL does a fantastic job of mopping up all the fatty deposits in the blood stream, helping to fight heart disease.
A whole egg (yes, including the yolk) will give you around 7 grams of protein, and the yolks in particular are rich in zinc, B vits, choline, antioxidants and phosphorus.
Combined, it’s a elixir of energy, healing properties and brain boosters, And did we mention they help to lose weight?
For people who are healthy, eating eggs proves little problem, and actually improves a number of functions. And for those who are suffering from heart disease already, it’s thought that even they can get away with three eggs a day.
It’s really no yoke (ok we could do without the bad pun)
I don't think I could face raw egg however good for me it might be. Nothing like a lovely white and gold fried egg, done to perfection. Especially if I can sweet-talk the neighbour with the chickens.
I used to have raw egg yolk in smoothies, but read somewhere that only half the nutrients are absorbed this way. It's actually better digested when cooked. And I don't limit myself either.
Egg yolks are the best bit! I've never been one for an egg-white omelette simply because the richness of the yolk makes it taste SO much better.
eggs-cellent news! I always read about the egg-white omelettes eaten by the serious body builders, and wonder about the waste. I enjoy scrambled egg with extra calcium from milk. Perhaps that is healthiest?
great to hear this, as I regularly eat two eggs each morning. Do we know if hard boiled or poached or fried is better for us?