Egg yolks used to have a bad reputation because of their high-cholesterol content. Doctors and health authorities once recommended that people limit egg yolk consumption, especially individuals with high cholesterol, blood pressure, or heart conditions.
But today more focused and new research indicates that high blood levels of cholesterol are less influenced by cholesterol-containing foods, such as eggs, than individual factors, such as ethnicity, gender, hormonal functioning, and overall nutrition.
𝐁𝐞𝐧𝐞𝐟𝐢𝐭𝐬 𝐨𝐟 𝐄𝐠𝐠 𝐲𝐨𝐥𝐤:
1. Eating whole egg provides the right proportion of essential amino acids required for muscle building. Whole egg provides around 6 gm of protein out of which 𝐚𝐩𝐩𝐫𝐨𝐱 𝟑 𝐠𝐦 𝐩𝐫𝐨𝐭𝐞𝐢𝐧𝐬 𝐜𝐨𝐦𝐞 𝐟𝐫𝐨𝐦 𝐞𝐠𝐠 𝐲𝐞𝐥𝐥𝐨𝐰 itself.
2. Egg yolk is a source of essential minerals such as iron, calcium, magnesium and zinc.
3. Egg yolks are source of 𝐯𝐢𝐭𝐚𝐦𝐢𝐧 𝐃, 𝐯𝐢𝐭𝐚𝐦𝐢𝐧 𝐁𝟏𝟐.
4. Most of the water soluble and fat soluble vitamins come from egg yolk.
5. Egg yolk provides satiety for longer time than egg white due to higher fat content.
Point to remember: Each person’s requirement of proteins depends on the weight, activity pattern and presence of co- morbidity. Personalisation of your dietary regimen with the help of Qualified Nutritionist and understanding how many eggs you can eat per day or per week is very important.
This picture is of my favorite dish of eggs – Malvani style egg curry
Will you throw away the nutritious egg yolk now or give it a place on your plate??