- Egg Yolks
Egg yolks have been unfairly demonized because of their cholesterol content. However, studies show that dietary cholesterol isn’t something you generally need to worry about. Eating moderate amounts of cholesterol doesn’t raise the “bad” LDL cholesterol in your blood (39). Egg yolks are therefore one of the most nutritious foods on the planet. Whole eggs are so nutritious that they’re sometimes referred to as “nature’s multivitamin.” Egg yolks are loaded with vitamins, minerals and various powerful nutrients, including choline(40). They’re high in lutein and zeaxanthin, antioxidants that can protect your eyes and reduce your risk of eye diseases like cataracts and macular degeneration (41). Eggs also contain high-quality protein and healthy fats. Several studies suggest that they can help you lose weight (42, 43). They are also cheap, flavorful and easy to prepare.
If you can, buy pastured and/or omega-3 enriched eggs. They’re healthier and more nutritious than most conventional supermarket eggs (44, 45).
Whole eggs are so nutritious that they’re sometimes called “nature’s multivitamin.” The yolk is where almost all of the nutrients are found.