Eggs have a long and confusing nutritional past. They were good for you, then they were bad for you, now the possibly could be good for you again. What is the deal with eggs? Should you eat the whole egg? Should you just eat the whites? What about all that cholesterol in the yolk? I tackle all these questions this installment of Ask the Diet Doctor at Shape.com
Q: Which is better: egg whites or eggs with yolks? Is eating whole eggs really bad for my health?
A: You can eat both, but opt for whole eggs first. Whole eggs have a long nutritional history of being good for you, then bad for you (during the low-cholesterol craze), and then good for you again. The main reason why eggs were placed in the “don’t eat” basket several decades ago was due to their high cholesterol and fat content; a large egg has 200 mg of cholesterol and 6 grams of fat. The belief was that by removing cholesterol from your diet, your cholesterol levels would go down – sounds like it makes sense, right?
Unfortunately, or fortunately, your body is much more complex than that. Over the past several decades research has revealed two important facts: Read the rest of this article at Shape.com