Myth #1. “whole Eggs are bad for you !”
Most people think that eggs are full of cholesterol and that if you eat the
egg yolks your cholesterol will increase and thus you would be increasing your risk of heart disease. However , nothing could be further from the truth.
A whole egg happens to be one of the highest quality sources of protein in the world that you can put into the human body. Whats more is the fact that the egg yolks are the healthiest part of the egg… that’s where almost all of the vitamins, minerals, and antioxidants (such as lutein) are found. Egg Yolks also contain more than 80% of the important nutrients such as calcium, phosphorus, zinc, iron, folate , B6 and B12, and panthothenic acid of the egg. The egg yolks also contain ALL of the fat soluble vitamins A, D, E, and K , as well as ALL of the essential fatty acids. The Amino Acid profile of the protein of whole eggs is more bio-available than just egg whites alone. This is due to more amino acids in the yolks that do not occur in the egg white , which adds to the total amino acid score of the whole egg. We always say , make sure you choose free-range organic eggs whenever possible. You will be pleasantly surprised with an actual better tasting egg rather than a normal grocery store egg. What you will also find is that the nutrient content of the eggs and the balance between healthy omega-3 fatty acids and the potentially harmful inflammatory omega-6 fatty acids is controlled by the diet of the chickens. Chickens that are not caged up and are allowed to roam free outside and eat a more natural diet , will give you healthier, more nutrient-rich eggs with a healthier fat balance . Typical grocery store eggs come from chickens fed commercial soy and corn feed and crowded inside cages all day long. This does not lead to the healthiest environment for the chickens to produce the healthiest eggs.