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Here's why you should eat whole eggs and not just egg whites

Do you avoid the egg yolk thinking it will increase your cholesterol level? Nutritionist, Luke Coutinho explains how healthy an egg yolk is.

Do you eat only egg whites? Studies suggest that you are missing on the good nutrition if you are avoiding the egg yolk. Whether you are a fitness freak or someone who is conscious about cholesterol, excluding the yellow from the egg is not a good idea. Luke Coutinho, in a Facebook live session, explained why you should eat a whole egg and why you should not avoid egg yolk.

He told that most of the nutrition in the egg is in the yolk. He also told that an egg as a whole has all the nutrients like manganese, magnesium, vitamin D3, proteins, iron and amino acids. You can also read to know if egg yolk is good or bad for you.

If you still stick to eating the egg white because you are worried about the cholesterol problems, then ditch the myth. In fact, egg yolk helps the body to absorb proteins from the egg white. If you do not have major cholesterol problems, then having an egg or two in whole is absolutely fine and will not shoot up your cholesterol problem. The liver produces cholesterol and it monitors the production such that there is always the required amount of cholesterol in the body. When we get cholesterol from other sources, the liver automatically reduces its production. You can also read this distinction between good cholesterol, bad cholesterol and triglycerides.

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Here are few health benefits of egg yolk:

Studies suggest that egg yolk has anti-inflammatory and analgesic properties. Also, the organic yolk prepared by direct heat is an alternative remedy for inflammatory joint conditions. [1] Here are a few other health benefits of eggs.

Reference

1. 1: Mahmoudi M, Ebrahimzadeh MA, Pourmorad F, Rezaie N, Mahmoudi MA. Anti-inflammatory and analgesic effects of egg yolk: a comparison between organic and machine made. Eur Rev Med Pharmacol Sci. 2013 Feb;17(4):472-6. PubMed PMID: 23467945.

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