Don’t Opt for Egg Whites Every Time

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With the huge increase in popularity of egg white products, yolks are being neglected

Photo Sasabune Omakase Modified: Flickr/erin/CC 4.0

Throughout the past decade we’ve seen many dietary factors become demonized, including saturated fat, cholesterol, sodium, and now, the most recent craze, sugar.

Whole eggs are still living in the egg white’s shadow, although they are slowly redeeming their positive name. This study explains how one particular food isn’t going to result in high cholesterol, but a diet with lack of control will.

“Nutrition professionals increasingly understand that the overall pattern of the diet, not the avoidance of particular foods, is most important for health and wellness,” states Stephen B. Kritchievsky, Ph.D., author of the study.

Eggs have healthy fats and a decent amount of protein, not to mention the surplus of nutrients they have. Kurtis Frank, nutrition and supplement researcher states, “If you are healthy and eat a well-balanced diet, eggs are fine and may still be fine even if they spike your cholesterol. If you have a history of heart disease and you are not in the best of shape, it may be prudent to avoid eggs until you are healthier.”