Sunday, July 8, 2012

The Whole Egg

For too long, those seeking a reduced-cholesterol diet have been pitching the egg yolk, but are we tossing aside one of nature’s most nutritious foods? Listed below are a few benefits to eating the whole egg:
  • A whole egg contains 185 mg of cholesterol. True, egg whites contain zero, but an average adult with normal cholesterol can consume up to 300 mg of cholesterol each day.
  • The white of the eggs has the majority of the protein, but the yolk has all the nutritional goodies. One egg yolk contains calcium, vitamin A, vitamin D, phosphorus and folate. Take that, egg white.
  • Did you know that having eggs for breakfast can help promote weight loss? Two eggs are only 184 calories, but pack a whopping 12.6 grams of protein. Having a full tummy with that much nutrition can help stave off your cravings for a mid-morning gut bomb.
  • Omega-3 fatty acids are essential to our growth and development. You can find eggs fortified with Omega-3s, increasing your intake of these awesome fatty acids.

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