Eat the Yolks Folks!

Don Schlenbecker CSCS, NSCA-CPT, FMS, Co-Owner, Peak Performance Training

There has always been a lot of discussion regarding eggs and their nutritional value, especially when it comes to the yolks.  Well, I’m here to tell you that a lot of the good stuff is actually in the yolk.

Here are the facts:

  • No research has ever shown that people who eat more eggs have more heart attacks!!!
  • Dietary cholesterol has minimal impact on serum cholesterol (the kind your doctor measures).
  • Eggs contain all nine essential amino acids and are one of the best sources of choline, which is a nutrient that is essential for cardiovascular and brain function.
  • Eggs contain lecithin which actually helps prevent the accumulation of cholesterol and fat in the liver.
  • Eggs, like fish and blueberries, are BRAIN food!
  • Eggs may protect against breast cancer, as a recent study showed that eating 6 eggs per week vs. two eggs per week lowered risk of breast cancer by 44%.
  • The high sulfur content of eggs promotes healthy hair and nails.

*Please note that how you cook your eggs can play a role in their vitamin/nutrient makeup.  The less the cholesterol gets oxidized the better, so boiling or poaching is a great way to minimize oxidation.

Or, you can pull a Rocky and just drink em down!!!