The truth is, I DO eat egg yolks. Egg yolks are the most nutritious part of an egg. They are packed with vitamins and minerals that are great for your skin, brain and muscles as well as being great for energy. I use whole eggs in all but one of my egg recipes (and I have a lot!) But like all natural fats, I like to consume them in moderation.
My general rule for eggs is to eat 1 whole egg a day and make up the rest with egg whites.
Eggs are clean and are good for you. Egg yolks are a source of healthy fat. Olive oil is also a source of healthy fat as are avocados, nuts, seeds, oily fish, coconut oil etc.. but I don’t consume any of these healthy fats in large quantities.
When I am cooking with oil, I always measure it out. When I eat nuts, I always measure them out. Using 1 whole egg a day and making the rest up with egg whites is my way of measuring my intake of fat from an egg. (I also prefer the way my eggs taste with that ratio).
I LOVE eggs and I eat a lot of them. They are a delicious, inexpensive source of protein and healthy fat. But if I’m going to eat 3 or 4 eggs a day, I don’t want to eat 3 or 4 egg yolks as well as all of the other healthy fats I intend to consume. I just like to keep it balanced.
This way of measuring eggs is a very common clean eating ‘rule’ however I am not obsessive about it. If I fancy two whole eggs (like I did at lunchtime today) then I will eat two whole eggs.
So now you know! I am not anti egg yolks. Egg yolks are not bad for you, they are good for you and I would suggest that everyone ate whole eggs, as with all things – in moderation.
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