There's a lot of false information about there about egg yolks, folks! (Oo, that rhymed!) Health nuts go crazy for egg white omelets, but the fact of the matter is, if you're not eating the yolk, you're missing out on MOST of the nutrition an egg has to offer!
Facts About Egg Whites You Probably Don't Know
Egg whites were all the rage for a time. Sure, they've got some protein. But actually, that's just about all they've got.
Egg yolks, on the other hand, contain 100% of the egg's vitamin A, D, E and K. They also contain more than 90% of the calcium, iron, phosphorus, zinc, thiamin, folate, vitamin B6 and vitamin B12. (Source: PaleoLeap)
Yolks contain all the carotenoids, lutein and zeaxanthin found in the egg – substances that decrease the risk of eye disease and certain types of cancer.
Yolks are rich in DHA (omega-3) and AA (omega-6), two essential fatty acids that are vital to eye and heart health.
Egg yolks are one of just a handful of foods in which vitamin D is naturally found. A lack of vitamin D is what causes Seasonal Affective Disorder.
Egg yolk provides you with a large amount of choline, which can improve your memory and cognitive response.
Eating the yolk can reduce your stress level and prevent neurological disorders like depression, Alzheimer's and Parkinson's diseases. (Source: FitDay)
So there you have it! Plenty of reasons to enjoy whole eggs, not just the whites.
Breakfast smart this week, and eat an egg (yolk and all)! :)