Fat doesn’t make you fat. A calorie surplus will eventually lead to weight gain, but dietary fat does not equal an increase in body fat.
As it relates to health, for a long time, there are two things that we believed to be true:
1. Saturated fat = heart disease
2. Cholesterol in food = increased blood cholesterol
More recent research is reshaping our notions on dietary fat. The above claims aren’t looking to be as true as we once thought they were, and the benefits of egg yolks, specifically, as dietary fat are looking to far outweigh any potential risks.
Egg yolks are both a source of saturated fat and dietary cholesterol, true. But they’re LOADED with other nutrients that are highly beneficial, and said fat and cholesterol isn’t something to fear like we once thought.
While egg whites are an excellent source of protein, the yolk is an excellent source of DHA, iron, folate, B6, B12, and more! These nutrients are essential for optimal brain, heart, and eye health.
Not to mention, the fat content in egg yolks can help increase satiety, meaning eating a whole egg vs just the white will keep you fuller for longer, which can lead to less snacking and less calories consumed overall.
So once again, fat doesn’t make you fat. Too many calories, well that’s another story. So you don’t want to overdo it on the eggs, but the same is true for any food!
Moral of the story - eat the whole egg! It’s way tastier than the white alone, and offers a ton of nutrients that your body will thank you for!
Who’s not afraid to eat the yolks? Eggs are one of my favorite foods and I LOOVE a runny yolk! What’s your favorite way to eat eggs? Let me know below!