Do you throw your egg yolks in the trash? If you don’t anymore then you probably used to.
Ask yourself why you do this or why you used to. If you don’t anymore then ask yourself why you now eat them whole. Please leave a comment below with your answers.
The egg yolk contains more nutrients than the egg white on a calorie per calorie basis (click to tweet!). Comparing a calorie to a calorie for each food is a more fair comparison since in the end we will eat about the same amount of calories no matter what we eat as long as the foods are nourishing. If I were to go by weight then the yolk would demolish the white.
I’ll play fair.
I am NOT against the egg white. I just recognize that millions of humans that live on this beautiful planet continue to ditch the egg yolks. This includes family members that I love dearly who are having health issues.
Some of the reasons that humans avoid egg yolks are as follows:
- Too many calories
- Too much cholesterol
- Too much fat
- Too much saturated fat
The human will throw the egg yolk, a perfectly healthy food, into the trash. Instead, that person will make up his or her calorie load with alcohol, bagels, donuts, bread and the like.
What’s wrong with this picture?!
Calories provide energy so we move and function. Cholesterol is the master hormone. It’s a nutrient just like Vitamin A. Would you ever stay away from Vitamin A? Vitamin C? Fat comes packed with fat soluble vitamins like A, E, D, K. Isn’t it a shocker that the egg yolk which is 75% fat contains these exact nutrients? And saturated fat is heart healthy.
Bagels, donuts, cereal, alcohol, bread and the like contain little to no nutrition. These types of foods are what is causing this disease epidemic that we are in.
Who’s to blame? I blame me. I blame you. I blame my parents. I blame dietitians. I blame professors. I blame the television. I blame Big Agra. I blame the pharmaceutical industry. I blame greed. I blame stupidity.
In short, I blame us.
The nutritional information is gathered from NutritionData.com.
Vitamins: Egg Yolk vs Egg White
The egg yolk is the clear winner in the vitamin department. No competition. Dr. Weston A Price, one of the most important humans to ever roam planet Earth, studied dozens of cultures during his trip around the world with his wife, for a full decade.
He discovered that the diets of primitive tribes contain 10 times as many fat soluble vitamins compared to modern man. This was back in the 1930’s. Can you imagine what it’s like today?! Perhaps 20 times?!
Those who were eating the diet of their ancestors had superb health in all aspects. Virtually free of disease. When those tribes began eating the diet of modern man their health declined.
In one tribe, soon to be mothers would eat 10 whole eggs a day in order to produce a perfectly healthy baby. Ten egg whites a day would not have done anything.
Are you ready to throw the egg yolk into your mouth instead of the trash?
Minerals: Egg Yolk vs Egg White
Who wins this round?
Dr. Weston A. Price also discovered that the diets of the primitive tribes had 4x as many of the water-soluble vitamins and minerals. I am all for the egg yolk but I always eat the white with it. If I add yolks to my smoothies then I’ll cook up the whites in butter.
Fat & Protein: Egg Yolk vs Egg White
Again, fat is a nutrient. Saturated fat is just as important as Vitamins A, E, D, K, B12, etc. Saturated fat does not lead to heart disease. Saturated fat is heart healthy.
Omega 3 fatty acids are very important for our health. We tend to get way too many rancid omega 6 fatty acids. The best way to balance the ratio is to eat less omega 6. Egg yolks are a fine source of omega 3 fatty acids. If you look at the nutritional profile you will notice that egg yolks have way more omega 6. However, if you buy pastured eggs then that ratio will be closer to 2:1 in favor of omega 6. This is near perfect for just about everyone.
I am not suggesting that we begin trashing the egg white. Nature provided us with a perfect food. Eat the whole entire egg. Both are very nourishing. It just so happens that the egg yolk is a little better. But together? They are nearly perfect.
An important ending note is that many are allergic to eggs. This does NOT mean that you have to be allergic for life. You more than likely need to do some gut healing which can take up to several years. The #1 book that I recommend for any human who wants to restore their health, is Practical Paleo.
Spread the truth about eggs
So why do humans continue to throw away 7,434,913 egg yolks every single year? Because we have been mislead and continue to be mislead. My mission is to spread the truth about health and wellness. I want every living human to know what the truth is. We all deserve it. If you think this article helps this mission will you please spread it through social media? Just click on one of the buttons below or to the side.
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