The U.S. dietary guidelines have told us for years to watch our cholesterol.1 That meant staying away from eggs… Especially the yolks.2 Now experts admit eggs aren’t the problem.3 That’s because dietary cholesterol has little effect on cholesterol in the blood. According to Steven Nissen, chairman of cardiovascular medicine at the Cleveland Clinic, “We got the dietary guidelines wrong. They’ve been wrong for decades.”4
Here are five ways eating egg yolks boosts your health.
1. Fights a Deadly Disease:
One study found men deficient in vitamin D3 were about four times more likely to develop a rare, aggressive form of prostate cancer… One that spreads fast.5 Eating pasture-raised eggs is a good way to get more vitamin D3 from your diet. The problem is you won’t get any D3 from eggs if you skip the yolks.
(Try adding wild-caught salmon and mushrooms to your omelets for even more D3 power.)
2. Builds a Solid Foundation:
Egg yolks have most of the vitamins you need for strong bones in one package.6 These include vitamins A, B6, B9 (folate), B12, and D3.7 The yolk also contains calcium. And talk about convenient… Egg yolks also give you the healthy fats you need to absorb these vitamins better. You won’t be getting any of these benefits if you’re only eating egg whites.
3. Preserves Your Strength:
Whole eggs are a perfect protein for building lean muscle. That’s why Jeff Volek endorses them. He’s a Ph.D. and registered dietitian. He’s also an exercise and nutrition researcher at the University of Connecticut. Jeff says, “Calorie for calorie, you need less protein from eggs than you do from other sources to achieve the same muscle-building benefits.”8
It’s not just about putting on muscle… The quality protein from eggs will help prevent you from losing muscle strength as you get older. This will make almost every daily activity easier.
4. Helps Tame a Dangerous Threat:
Inflammation is at the root of most illnesses… From allergies to Alzheimer’s.9 Eating foods rich in omega-3 fatty acids can help keep inflammation low. And once again, if you’re only eating egg whites, you’ll miss the healthy fats.
Where your eggs come from makes a big difference. Eating eggs from grain-fed hens won’t give you the most benefits. Organic, pasture-raised eggs have more than double the amount of omega-3s… They also have less of the inflammatory omega-6 fatty acids.10 Try your local farmer’s market for the best eggs you can find.
5. Keeps Your Motor Running:
The B vitamins in egg yolks may also protect your heart. B12 helps your arteries to function. Being deficient could lead to coronary artery disease.11 And B9 lowers your homocysteine levels. People with high levels of this amino acid are almost twice as likely to develop coronary artery disease.12
In Good Health,
Publisher, INH Health Watch