Why you should not just make away with yolk; 5 benefits of egg yolk you must know
First Published 12, Sep 2020, 5:00 PM
Egg yolks are the most concentrated source of choline, a key component of acetylcholine-one of the brain's key neurotransmitters
They are part of your breakfast; they even make occasional entry into your dinner. The versatility of eggs has been one of its most celebrated features in the culinary world.
In addition to this, eggs are a storehouse of nutrients. Eggs are a source of high-quality protein. Proteins repair muscles, manage blood sugar levels, provide immunity and strength and help in weight loss.
While eggs are seen as one of the healthiest foods, egg yolks have been under the scanner for quite some time.
There are several myths surrounding the egg yolks, and as it turns out not all of them are true. Egg yolks have their share of nutrients too. Egg protein is highly bio- available and both the egg white and the yolk help support muscle building. Here are some more benefits you may not have known.
Egg yolk has a significant concentration of egg yolk, but does that directly take a toll on your heart, is yet to be confirmed. Experts say that unhealthy LDL blood cholesterol is raised more by saturated fat content in the food than eggs. Therefore, you can have your eggs with the yolk. Besides, anything in excess could prove bad for your health. Having 7-8 eggs in a day with egg yolks is definitely not the best idea for your overall health.
Egg yolks are the most concentrated source of choline, a key component of acetylcholine-one of the brain's key neurotransmitters. During pregnancy and breastfeeding, an adequate supply of choline is particularly important, since choline is essential for normal brain development.
Antioxidant boost: Egg yolks contain vitamins A, D, E and K along with omega-3 fats. Compared to the whites, egg yolks are also rich in folate and vitamin B12.
Egg yolks contain the antioxidants lutein and zeaxanthin, which help protect eyes from age-related macular degeneration (loss of vision).
The yolks are also packed with tryptophan and tyrosine, and amino acids that help prevent heart diseases, notes the book Healing foods.
Therefore, don't shy away from having whole eggs. People with high cholesterol or blood pressure may want to consult their doctors for the number of eggs they can have per day.