Lyndi Cohen reveals why egg yolks are good for you
Before avocado and acai bowls, it was the egg white omelette that was hailed as the go-to healthy breakfast food.
But is the first meal of the day actually healthier without any yolk in play?
Not so according to Australian dietitian Lyndi Cohen, one of many who are now speaking out about the benefits of using the whole egg.
Australian dietitian Lyndi Cohen is one of many who are now advising that people skip the egg white omelette and embrace the yolk as well
Lyndi (pictured) said that throwing out the yolk means you’re getting rid of most of the nutrients in the entire egg
In fact, according to Lyndi, most of the nutrients in the egg are actually found in the yolk.
‘The yolk is a fantastic source of healthy fats, including vitamins A, D, E, and K, as well as heart-healthy omega-3 fats,’ she told Daily Mail Australia.
Yolk is a fantastic source of healthy fats, including vitamins A, D, E, and K, as well as heart-healthy omega-3 fats, Lyndi said
‘These nutrients are fantastic for healthy skin, hair, immune function, and heart health.’
Lyndi said egg white omelettes gained popularity during the low fat era as research turned the tide against yolks.
‘Scientists believed egg yolks increased cholesterol levels, which is a risk factor for heart disease,’ she added.
But recent studies have distinguished that yolks are high in dietary cholesterol – which has little impact on most people’s blood cholesterol.
‘Evidence now shows that the cholesterol found in eggs is not harmful when eaten in moderation,’ Lyndi said.
A 2016 study in the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition also helped redeem egg yolks.
The research, which followed more than 1,000 middle-aged Finnish men who ate an average of one egg a day, found that there was no evidence of an increased risk of coronary heart disease.
While egg white omelettes are high in protein and low in calories, crucial vitamins, minerals, and healthy fat are lost when you skip the yolk, according to Lyndi
Lyndi said that eating one to two eggs a day with a balanced breakfast is ‘perfectly healthy’
While egg white omelettes are high in protein and low in calories, crucial vitamins, minerals, and healthy fat are all lost when you skip the yolk, according to Lyndi.
‘Throwing out the egg yolk is also wasteful, costing you money,’ she added.
Lyndi said that eating one to two eggs a day with a balanced breakfast is ‘perfectly healthy’.
‘Enjoy eggs with mushrooms, spinach, and a grainy piece of toast for a balanced meal that will keep you feeling full,’ she advised.
‘And if you don’t have time for a fussy dinner, don’t forget that eggs can make an incredibly nutritious and fast meal.’
‘Mix through with shredded vegetables, flour, and cheese, and then back for a quick and delicious healthy quiche.’