The Great Debate: Egg Whites vs. The Whole Egg
The reason this ever became an issue was due to the dietary cholesterol found in the egg's yolk, which hovers around 180-200mg per egg. People assumed that consuming dietary cholesterol would raise their own cholesterol levels, and thus, egg whites took the market by storm. Well, science now shows us that this is not true. The truth is, unless you have a history of high cholesterol and/or heart disease, and have been instructed by your doctor not to consume egg yolks, eating the whole egg, yolk and all, will not have an effect on your cholesterol levels. In fact, by throwing out the egg yolks, you are not only leaving out half of the egg's protein, but you are also robbing yourself of a whole laundry list of vitamins and minerals, including vitamins A, D, E, K, B6 and B12, iron, potassium, magnesium, calcium, selenium, omega 3 and L-arginine, all of which, are found either entirely or more prevalently in the egg's yolk, as opposed to the egg whites, and some of which, are actually beneficial for your cholesterol levels.
Now that we know that the true culprit of raising one's cholesterol is not dietary cholesterol, then what is? The real enemies of your cholesterol levels are saturated and trans fats. These types of fats come in the form of fried foods, butter, ice cream, pizza, cookies, cakes, chips, candies, fatty cheeses and fatty meats, just to name a few. So if you order a ham and cheese omelette with egg whites instead of the whole egg in an attempt to try and lower your cholesterol, you're actually doing the complete opposite.
Eggs are a super food, rich in nutrients, and an excellent source of protein. How would you feel if you squeezed a dozen of these super foods out of your ass and then everyone threw out the best part? Let's not offend our chicken friends anymore. They work hard to give us eggs, so go ahead and eat the whole damn thing.
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