Egg Yolks Good or Bad
If you go to a restaurant and order an egg white omelet with the thought that it’s the healthiest option on the menu, think again.
New research proves that the edible egg really is incredible, with heart healthy antioxidants, bioflavonoids, brain fats like phosphatidyl choline and sulfur.
As you may have guessed from reading our other articles on healthy foods, the best way to ensure your eggs have the highest amount of nutrients available is by purchasing organic, pastured eggs, preferably from a local source. Pastured eggs contain much higher levels of vitamins and healthy fats, to the tune of:
- 2/3 more vitamin A
- 2 times more omega-3 fatty acids
- 3 times more vitamin E
- 7 times more beta carotene
Not only that, but they have 1/3 less cholesterol and 1/4 less saturated fat!
Although conventional eggs are still a great source of antioxidants and nutrients, they can be prone to contamination. Because most conventional eggs are produced in feed lots, which raise chickens in extremely poor and inhumane conditions, they are prone to salmonella and other bacterial contamination. Chickens that are raised with freedom to roam outdoors, that are not packed “standing room only” in barns or cages surrounded by illness and feces, are by far healthier and produce cleaner, more nutritious eggs.
And if all the above isn’t enough to get you crackin’, eating whole eggs has recently been found to improve lipoprotein profiles for patients with metabolic syndrome and also help them with weight management.
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The World’s Healthiest Foods: Pasture-Raised Eggs.
Medical News Today. Eating Whole Eggs Can Improve Blood Lipids. December 2012.