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To Yolk or not to Yolk

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To Yolk or not to Yolk

To Yolk or not to Yolk: that is the question! Is eating egg whites alone really the best option for you? For those who are on weight loss plans, without question egg whites alone have fewer calories per serving. The other thing that egg yolks have, however, is the majority of the nutrients. While watching calorie intake is important, it isn’t the only thing important! Are you also looking to increase your Vitamin A intake? Want to lower cholesterol? Looking for a calcium source other than milk? Which is the best to choose?

Below is a table which breaks down Egg Yolks vs Egg Whites, as well as the total, if you opt to enjoy the entire egg.

 

1 EGG WHITE

1 EGG YOLK

1 WHOLE EGG

Calories

16

54

71

Total fat (g)

0

5

5

Saturated fat (g)

0

2

2

Cholesterol (mg)

0

211

211

Sodium (mg)

55

8

70

Carbs (g)

0

1

0

Fiber (g)

0

0

0

Sugars (g)

0

0

0

Protein (g)

4

3

6

Vitamin A (IU)

0

244

244

Vitamin B12 (mcg)

0

0.3

0.6

Vitamin D (IU)

0

18.2

17.5

Calcium (mg)

2.3

21.9

26.5

Folate (mcg)

1.3

24.8

23.5

Potassium (g)

53.8

18.5

67

Selenium (mcg)

6.6

9.5

15.8

Omega-3s (mg)

0

38.8

37

 

If weight loss is your goal, rejoice! Studies have shown that people who eat eggs for breakfast burn more fat and experience higher weight loss. So, egg it up!

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