Are Egg Yolks Really Bad For You (2 minute read)

There is a lot of speculation on the internet at the moment about the healthiness of egg yolks. With growing concerns of high cholesterol and heart attacks, egg yolks are being avoided and replaced by plain egg whites which have no cholesterol in them whatsoever. Egg yolks on the other hand have about 180mg of cholesterol which is about 66% of your daily recommended intake. Now considering many people eat a couple of eggs a day for breakfast, they are well over the recommended intake of cholesterol.Not only that but the yolk itself is fairly high in saturated fat (about 1.6g per egg) and has 4.5g of fat overall on average. But is that enough to keep the yolk out of your diet? well the answer is not at all. The truth is, the egg yolk contains so much goodness, Vitamins A,B5-12,D,E,Calcium,Iron,Zinc, Phosphorus and that’s just the tip of the iceberg. Egg yolks improve cognitive function, high in antioxidants and metabolic health. Looking at the bad and the good, I firmly believe that leaving the egg yolk in you’re diet with increase you’re health by significant amounts rather than hinder it.


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