The beauty of eggs! What I have found whilst doing the elimination diet is that eggs really are my wonder food, they provide me with a complete meal in a shell! The keep me full and are full of very very good things!
The old theory about eggs still seems to exist and I read so many diet programs and books still that only use the whites, Why? the chicken made the egg as a whole and people are losing out big time when they dont eat the yolk! I am going to borrow some information from Dax Moys February Newsletter - free to anyone who visits his site - link at the top!
"Eggs a healthy food but that the yolk is in fact the healthiest part of the egg and should not be avoided for either concern of heart health or weight loss. The link between the dietary cholesterol and blood cholesterol levels is flimsy at best and it is now known that healthy fats and cholesterol in eggs can actively raise
the good cholesterol giving a better ratio of good cholesterol (HDL) to bad cholesterol (LDL).
Research published in The European Journal of Nutrition found that those who ate two eggs per day while on a calorie-restricted diet not only lost weight - but also reduced their cholesterol levels.
Both the American heart Association and the British Heart foundation no longer place a limit on the recommended number of eggs to be consumed in a week. Yet, despite this knowledge having been available for many years now people are still frequently recommending the removal of the yolk as a healthy option thinking that taking some the fat and cholesterol out is making a healthy food choice but they’re mistaken.
As well as containing the essential fatty acids the egg yolks also contain the lions share of the vitamins and minerals, 90% of Calcium, 99.8% of Zink, 93% of Iron, 91.7% of vitamin B12 and 100% of vitamins A,E,D & K. On the other hand the egg whites only contain protein and magnesium in significant quantities making it the lesser part of the nutritional whole.
Still think that egg white omelet is the healthier option?
What about weight loss?
Well first off eggs aren’t as high in fat as most people believe; at 5 grams of fat per egg they certainly can’t be considered a high fat food and it has been shown that Omega 3 fatty acids aid in weight loss. Also zinc, magnesium and calcium deficiencies which are very common in the modern diet often play a role in the hormonal imbalances that contribute to people’s weight and metabolism problems.
Eggs are an excellent source of all these important nutrients. When the yolk and the white are consumed together they form a complete nutritional complex of vitamins minerals essential fatty acids and protein, not only does the egg contain all these things but they are contained in their most absorbable form (humans can’t absorb a lot of the nutrients from many foods) making them one of the most complete and healthy foods found anywhere in nature and nutrition. So clearly the healthiest part of the egg is the two parts together as nature intended.
Thank you to Gavin Smith the author of that article! I have borrowed it as I couldnt have said it better myself and it reflects my view of the egg! So c'mon guys eat the whole egg don't disappoint those chickens that have worked so hard to give you a complete meal by chucking out the best and tastiest part!!