Lifestyle, nutrition: eggs and cholesterol
The tutor compares egg yolk to egg white and generally considers eggs.
I’ve been told that it’s best to eat the egg white without the yolk, but I’ve never believed it. Today I looked it up.
About 43% of an egg’s protein is in the yolk. However, the yolk contains more of folate, zinc and many other nutrients than the white. The abundance of nutrients in the yolk has clearly inspired the comment that “the yolk may contain all the fat, but it also contains most of the vitamins and nutrients.”1
Some people worry about the yolk because that’s where the cholesterol is found – perhaps around 180mg. However, a growing opinion is that one egg per day probably doesn’t affect the cholesterol of a healthy person (although it might for some people facing specific health conditions, such as diabetes).
When people told me to only eat the egg white, they clearly meant to avoid the fat and cholesterol.
Jack of Oracle Tutoring by Jack and Diane, Campbell River, BC.