Why Your Favorite Morning Protein Is Still An Eggs-ellent Choice


When it comes to your favorite morning time meal, maybe you should reconsider any preconceived beliefs you have about them. Eggs were given a bad rap that is now being disputed by many health experts. 

Why, you may ask? According to nutrition coach Liz Wolfe, NTP, author of Eat The Yolks, whole eggs don’t raise your risk of heart disease as you’ve probably been led to believe– and, actually, you’re probably worse off without them!

Nikolai Anichkov’s landmark study during the beginning of the 20th century seemed to suggest that cholesterol starts the development of heart disease. But according to Wolfe, these past studies were performed on rabbits, and the differences in anatomies weren’t considered– cholesterol isn’t even part of their diet to begin with!

However, these conclusions led to the devaluing of foods with loads of fat and cholesterol that we see today. Even though many– if not most– of the studies were seen to possess faulty conclusions later, the truth of the matter is that we’re still not past our preconceived fear of eggs.

But if you’ve been ultra-wary of egg yolks– or have even been avoiding them altogether– your body’s been absent from a whole universe of proper nutrition. Wolfe continues by stating how eggs can be a great source of various vitamins and can even provide pregnant mothers with the necessary nutrient, choline. Furthermore, the saturated fat found in yolks is also crucial for proper hormone production as well as the body’s optimal absorption of vitamins and minerals.

Just remember your body’s need for you to maintain your overall calorie count. Even though a whole egg won’t cause you to gain weight if you eat it, if you’re wanting to reach specific macronutrient values for a certain diet, consuming a couple white-only eggs can be quite sufficient. If you’re unsure, speak with a nutritionist to find out how well your food choices line up with your general health and fitness objectives.

Always remember to consult your physician or chiropractor before taking any health advice.

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