Here’s to the faithful breakfast egg! I found a great article on the nutritional qualities of the egg on Facebook and thought I would share it with my blog readers.
You’ll find it at this link: http://www.truthaboutabs.com/whole-eggs-or-egg-whites.html
Here’s an excerpt: “This is a perfect example of how confused most people are about nutrition. In a world full of misinformation about nutrition, somehow most people now mistakenly think that the egg yolk is the worst part of the egg, when in fact, the YOLK IS THE HEALTHIEST PART OF THE EGG!
“By throwing out the yolk and only eating egg whites, you’re essentially throwing out the most nutrient dense, antioxidant-rich, vitamin and mineral loaded portion of the egg. The yolks contain so many B-vitamins, trace minerals, vitamin A, folate, choline, lutein, and other powerful nutrients… it’s not even worth trying to list them all.
“In fact, the egg whites are almost devoid of nutrition compared to the yolks.
“Even the protein in egg whites isn’t as powerful without the yolks to balance out the amino acid profile and make the protein more bio-available. Not to even mention that the egg yolks from free range chickens are loaded with healthy omega-3 fatty acids.
“Yolks contain more than 90% of the calcium, iron, phosphorus, zinc, thiamin, B6, folate, and B12, and panthothenic acid of the egg. In addition, the yolks contain ALL of the fat soluble vitamins A, D, E, and K in the egg, as well as ALL of the essential fatty acids (EFAs).”
My tip: The harder the egg white, the more work it takes in the stomach to break it down. The amino acids bond more tightly together with heat, as is the case with all cooked proteins. Better to eat the egg white raw in a health drink. The next best way to eat it is poached, soft-boiled, or soft-scrambled in a little olive oil and butter. Yummy! Add some chives or green onions, and a clove or two of garlic, and you have a tasty and healthy brunch. And don’t forget the salsa! Ummmm good!
“And now the common objection I get all the time when I say that the yolks are the most nutritious part of the egg…
“But I heard that whole eggs will skyrocket my cholesterol through the roof”
Click on the link and find out the truth about the egg and cholesterol.
To your health,