Egg yolks: Are they as bad as once thought?

Years ago eggs and especially egg yolks received a bad rap from nutritionists and the general public as being bad for us and all of us viewing fat as the enemy!!! (which is happening to carbs at the moment) We are slowly starting to understand that not all fats are bad and we need essential fatty acids which will assist in overall well being and fat loss.

Egg yolks are pack full of essential fatty acids which are really important to a balance healthy diet. A university of Connecticut study found that subjects consuming 640 mg of cholesterol from egg yolks for 30 days had no increase in LDL cholesterol, which is associated with cardiovascular disease. Eggs yolks on the other hand are a great source of vitamin D (promotes healthy bones and cell growth),  choline (for brain function and HDL cholesterol which helps protects the heart!

To finish off studies have found that people who eat egg yolks and weight train gained more strength and muscle than those who didn’t and those who eat eggs for breakfast lose more fat than those not consuming eggs for breakfast.

So don’t fear eggs they are great for you but again with everything it is in moderation and watch how much you consume as too much will lead to weight gain!

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About nafctrainerjamie

I am a personal trainer at North Adelaide Fitness Centre in Adelaide South Australia. We have been awarded the Australian 2009 & 2010 best medium size gym.
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