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  • Are egg yolks bad for you?

  • Eggs, they get a good rap, they get a bad rap.

  • And sometimes they just get wrapped... in paint.

  • Over 79 BILLION eggs are consumed each year in the US alone.

  • It's also a staple breakfast item for many parts of the world and is an ingredient for

  • many other popular food.

  • But eggs have been getting quite a lot of hate lately, particularly the egg yolk.

  • So what exactly is up with this delicious yellow center of an egg?

  • The main concern is the cholesterol, which for many years we've been told to be bad for

  • you and cause cardiovascular diseases.

  • Egg whites contain exactly zero milligrams of cholesterol while egg yolks contain roughly

  • 185 milligrams, or 62% of the recommended amount the ODPHP believes you should have

  • per day.

  • Seeing that most people typically eat eggs in pairs, many people consume well over their

  • recommended amount of cholesterol before they even head out to work.

  • And when the media began to spread the news of the "dangers" of egg yolks due to its high

  • cholesterol presence, everyone began avoiding yolks like the plague.

  • But people didn't want to give up their eggs.

  • Since the stigma wasn't that the entire egg was bad for you, the damage was only done

  • specifically to the egg yolk.

  • Egg whites, however, was still seen as good.

  • And with that perception, the egg white craze took off!

  • Almost all things that uses whole eggs now have an egg white alternative.

  • Egg white omelets, egg white pancakes, scrambled egg whites, and even your popular fast food

  • chains offer a "healthy" egg white option.

  • So does the science actually back up this claim about our voluptuous egg yolks?

  • Let's first understand a bit more about cholesterol.

  • Cholesterol is carried through blood vessels in particles known as lipoproteins.

  • Low-density lipoprotein, or LDL, is the bad guy since high concentration will build up

  • plaque in your blood vessels, leading to coronary heart diseases.

  • High-density lipoprotein, or HDL, is the good guys because they clear out those pesky LDLs

  • from hanging around the blood by taking them back to the liver.

  • Consuming egg yolks have shown to increase LDL, but simultaneously it increases HDL,

  • tipping the cholesterol scale to an even balance.

  • Your body is also good at adapting to how much cholesterol you eat.

  • For many of the studies where they observed subjects eating excess cholesterol, total

  • cholesterol and lipoprotein levels tend to stay the same.

  • When you eat more cholesterol, your body will produce less of its own.

  • Conversely, if you eat less, your body will produce more.

  • This was observed to the extreme in 1991 when an 88-year old man ate 25 eggs per day without

  • any changes to his cholesterol and health.

  • Poor little hens in his town.

  • As for other studies on eggs, they generally show that regular egg consumption, including

  • that scary yolk, is safe except for subjects that are already predisposed to coronary heart

  • disease, dealing with type 2 diabetes, or have an overall bad diet to begin with.

  • In these cases, they'll have to be a bit more careful with egg yolks and anything else containing

  • those pesky LDLs.

  • For those of you that already switch to eating only egg whites, you're currently missing

  • out on the multitude of nutrients that egg yolks have that egg whites don't or have very

  • little of, such as calcium, iron, phosphorous, zinc, copper, manganese, thiamin, B vitamins

  • 5, 6, 9, and 12, Vitamin A, Vitamin E, Vitamin D, Vitamin K, Omega-3 Fatty Acids, and Choline.

  • Oh, one more, leucine, which is the primary branched chain amino acid used for muscle

  • protein synthesis, aka GAINZ.

  • Hey, at least egg whites contain 38 fewer calories.

  • Woohoo.

  • Leave your health and fitness question in the comments below!

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  • Thanks for watching!

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