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The Truth Behind Egg Yolks

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April 11, 2022

The Truth Behind Egg Yolks - Don't Toss It Away Ever

Egg is nutrient dense food and super healthy. But in the recent past the egg yolks have gathered a lot of negative publicity. Let’s find out the truth behind egg yolks.

It’s a fact that egg white has high protein content but do you know that eggs have 13 different nutrients and most of the nutrients are present in the egg yolk. The humble yolk that you toss away actually contains nearly all of the fat- and water-soluble vitamins and minerals in eggs. Egg yolk fats are healthy essential fats that DO NOT increase cholesterol. 

Research and Studies on Eggs

 

 

Research suggests that consuming whole premium eggs is safe for most people and it does not increase the rate of heart attacks, strokes, or other cardiovascular diseases. 

As per a 2018 study published by The American Journal of Clinical Nutrition egg consumption by people with type 2 diabetes does not affect heart health. The reason behind this being, egg yolks are rich in dietary cholesterol and blood cholesterol levels don’t change much with healthy dietary cholesterol. 

Studies show that eating 1-3 whole eggs per day does not really change the cholesterol levels or heart disease risk factors in a person. Rather, eating Omega-3 enriched eggs might help lower triglyceride levels and enhance heart health

Eating omega-3 enhanced eggs on a daily basis is safe even for people who already have heart disease. An omega-3 enriched diet is known to be healthy for people with cardiac problems.

Benefits of Consuming Egg Yolk

 

 

 

Egg yolks are rich in vitamins A, D, E, B12 and K, and minerals such as folate, phosphorus, calcium, zinc, potassium, thiamine iron and riboflavin. 

One large whole egg has about 185 mg of cholesterol, all of which is in egg yolk. But as we have seen above, dietary cholesterol in eggs does not add to unhealthy blood cholesterol.

6 Top Health Benefits Of Egg Yolk Promotes Gut Health

 

Egg yolk has a protein known as phosvitin, one of the most important bioactive components of hen egg yolk. This protein is anti-inflammatory and antibacterial helps promote gut health and reduces inflammations. 

1. Boosts Immunity

 

Vitamin D  present in the egg yolk helps us fight the common cold and flu. The vitamin A, vitamin B-12, and selenium content in the egg yolk helps in the immune system health and fight various diseases. 

2. Maintains Heart Health

 

The yolk of ISE Eggs is enhanced with Omega-3 and also contains tryptophan, tyrosine, and amino acids, the key minerals known to promote heart health. Omega-3 is an essential fatty acid that cannot be produced by the human body and needs to be consumed via foods. Omega-3 helps us reduce triglycerides, a type of fat in the blood known to cause heart illnesses. 

3. Keeps Skin Healthy

 

The lutein in egg yolks offer hydration for skin. Protein content eggs help repair tissues faster and keep the skin firmer and younger.  The fatty acids present in eggs add moisture and elasticity to skin. Albumin content in egg whites tightens pores and removes excess oil. 

4. Good For Eye Health

 

Egg yolks are a great source of carotenoids, especially lutein and zeaxanthin, two essential nutrients that help us have healthy eyes. Regular consumption of eggs may reduce cataracts and macular degeneration, which often develop in people over the age of 60. age. Carotenoids are colorful tints that make the color of the egg yolk orangish yellow. These are excellent antioxidants that promote eye health.

5. Brain Health

 

Egg yolks are one of the best food sources of choline. Choline is known for reducing inflammation, promoting brain function by improving brain cell communication. Magnesium and potassium strengthen memory and help fight Alzheimer’s disease. 

Eggs are the perfect food of nature and are a powerhouse of nutrients. Always have a whole egg- both egg white and egg yolks are healthy and nutrient rich. 

How To Eat Eggs

 

Eggs on their own are never harmful for health. It’s the way we cook them and what we eat with eggs makes all the difference do let’s have a look at the best ways to cook eggs so that they do not lose the nutrients- 

Tips To Cook Super Healthy Eggs

 

Eggs are nutritious, choosing to cook them the right way can make  eggs even healthier.

1. Always Cook Low-Calorie Eggs

 

Always choose healthy eggs in the form of poached, scrambled or boiled eggs. Butter and cheese are strict no-no. It’s best not to add extra fats while cooking eggs.

2. Combine Them With Vegetables

 

Vegetables and premium eggs go really well. While eating an egg dish add some seasonal veggies on the side for adding fiber and vitamins to your diet. 

3. Choose The Most Nutritious Eggs You Can Afford

 

ISE eggs are nutritionally superior to most other eggs, are enhanced with Omega-3 and always very safe and fresh as the eggs are transported under controlled temperatures from farm to your homes. 

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