All The Nutritional Benefits of Eggs (Egg White & Yolk)

All The Nutritional Benefits of Eggs (Egg White & Yolk)

Let’s take a few minutes to discuss the nutritional content of chicken eggs, specifically the minerals and vitamins. A lot of people eat them, and some folks don’t. Here’s a quick rundown of how they are helping keep you healthy.

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Previously, made a video about egg consumption and cholesterol and I would encourage you to check that out. To summarize briefly, eggs do contain cholesterol, this does not appear translate to increased serum cholesterol. More importantly, egg consumption does not increase your risk of atherosclerosis, coronary heart disease, heart attack or stroke.

The research is clear: eating the egg yolk is not unhealthy and it is filled with nutritious protein, healthy fats, vitamins and minerals. Generally, it’s unnecessary to separate the egg yolk out as you are losing nutritional content. Here is the nutrition facts label of 1 large egg, which includes the egg white and egg yolk.

nutrition facts label for eggs

Vitamin A: Vitamin is most famous for it’s protective effects of vision.

Vitamin D: An important vitamin, Vitamin D deficiency has been linked to bone disease, depression, multiple sclerosis, alzheimer’s and parkinson’s disease, reduced sleep quality, cancer, heart health, asthma, diabetes and low testosterone.

Vitamin E: The benefits of vitamin E are not as clear as some of it’s counterparts. It may be helpful in preventing certain neurological diseases.

Vitamin B12 (Cobalamin):  also known as cobalamin; eggs are rich in this particularly vitamin. Vitamin B deficiency has been linked to nerve disease, depression, fatigue, memory loss and other psychiatric issues.

Vitamin B2 (Riboflavin): also known as vitamin B-2. Riboflavin deficiency has been associated with different derm or skin issues, anemia, and potentially poor growth (in animal models)

Vitamin B9 (Folic Acid): also known as B9 is another important b vitamin. It’s well known as a supplement in pregnancy, preventing a variety of congential diseases. In everyone else, it appears to be helpful with stroke, depression, vision, and a deficiency can lead to anemia, among other things.

Niacin (Vitamin B3): niacin is well known for it’s lipid lowering effects. It’s used by physicians to help treat/prevent atherosclerosis and elevated cholesterol, among other things.

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