Do you toss the golden middle portion of the egg without giving it a second thought? Eggs are filled with essential nutrients. More than 90% of it is present in the yolk. Egg whites contain only half of the protein present in the whole egg.
So, before you decide to toss out that perfectly balanced source of nutrition in your diet, read this article:
Here are some nutrition benefits of egg yolk:
- Loaded with antioxidants: Egg yolk contains a lot of Vitamins including Vitamin A, D, E, and K, and is rich in folate and vitaminB12.
- Prevents heart disease: It has tryptophan and tyrosine and other amino acids to prevent heart problems.
- Improves your eye and brain health: Lutein and Zeaxanthin protect eyes from cataracts and macular degeneration. Choline helps protect and develop the brain.
- Helps maintain heart health: For most people, the dietary cholesterol doesn’t increase cholesterol levels drastically, and the HDL(the good cholesterol) present in yolk helps manage the LDL(bad cholesterol)
- Promotes weight loss: Protein helps you feel full for more extended periods, increases metabolism and improves the body’s muscle profile.
Other benefits include improving gut health by reducing inflammation, boosting the immune system, and lowering blood pressure.
Eating whole eggs can help make the protein present in the more bio-available, improving your muscle mass when taken as part of a balanced diet and a good exercise regimen.
Your best bet is consuming the whole egg to get all the nutrition benefits unless you consume more than 2-3 eggs a day – daily recommended value. Consume only egg whites if you are plan to eat more than three eggs per day.