Updated: May 2, 2021
Like most trends in life, they come and go. Remember planking? How about the cinnamon challenge. Or remember those bracelets that were supposed to help you balance better?
So what's the deal with eggs?
The same is true with nutrition. Initially consumption of eggs were good, then they were said to be bad; avoid the yolk because there is too much fat and cholesterol! But recently, new light is being shed on eggs. Get ready, I’m about to “crack” your mind wide open!
Don't skip the yolk.
Everyone knows that eggs are a great source of protein, providing about 6-8 grams of protein per egg and containing all nine essential amino acids. But if you are avoiding the egg yolk, you’re really missing out. The yolk of eggs contains many additional micronutrients such as 40% of daily vitamin D requirements, 25% of daily folate requirements, 20% of daily selenium requirements, and other vital micronutrients such as vitamins A, E, B, iron, iodine and phosphorus. And it gets even better! Eggs are also a good source of omega-3s which are beneficial for many things including protecting our eyes, heart health and brain health.
Recently, a study published in the Journal of Strength and Conditioning compared the effects of consuming whole eggs versus egg whites after resistance training on body composition, muscular stre