Nutrient Dense Foods: Egg Yolks

Egg yolks have been unfairly demonized because of their cholesterol content.

Research studies actually show that dietary cholesterol isn’t something you need to worry about, because cholesterol in the diet doesn’t raise the “bad” cholesterol in the blood.

What we’re left with is one of the most nutritious foods on the planet. Whole eggs are so nutritious that they’re often referred to as “nature’s multivitamin.”

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Egg yolks are loaded with vitamins, minerals and various powerful nutrients.

They’re high in Lutein and Zeaxanthine, antioxidants that can protect the eyes and reduce your risk of eye diseases like cataracts and macular degeneration.

Eggs are also loaded with choline, a brain nutrient that about 90% of people aren’t getting enough of.

Eggs also contain high quality protein and healthy fats. Several studies suggest that they can help you lose weight.

If you can, get pastured and/or Omega-3 enriched eggs. They’re healthier and more nutritious than most “conventional” supermarket eggs.

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