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Egg Yolks: Totally Misconstrued!

 

two-eggs-broken-and-wholeEgg Yolks

What comes to mind?

In reality, when making eggs, many throw away the egg yolk and make egg whites, but truly, if you’re going to throw out anything, it”s actually the white, because the actually nutrition is in the middle.

I am guilty too, don’t worry. For the longest time, I have been minimising my yolk intake drastically to stay away from the demons I believed the Yolks had but boy was I ever wrong. That is not to say I will be abusing egg yolks from hereon, I mean all healthy things in fair consumption make sense.

Eliminating egg yolks from your diet for fear of fat and cholesterol is actually depriving your body of important nutrition, and these will come to light throughout this article.

Here you are, the FACTS:

1. They have so many Vitamins and Minerals!

Reference: An egg yolk a day keeps the doctor away

2. They have phospholipids, which is a type of fat important for building cell membranes, and promoting cardiovascular health, metabolic health, as well as memory and cognitive function.

3. They have Antioxidants

4. Egg yolks have Carotenoids, showing promise for promoting eye health, lowering the risk of  macular degeneration and cataracts and other eye diseases.

Reference: What are the Benefits of Egg Yolks?

Be careful, that is not to say egg whites are not good for you, they are filled with Protein, but that pretty much all they are, compared to their counterpart.

Now for the Top Ten Proven Health Benefits of Eggs according to Authority Nutrition:

  1. Whole eggs are among the most nutritious foods on the planet, containing a little bit of almost every nutrient we need. Omega-3 enriched and/or pastured eggs are even healthier.

  2. Eggs are high in cholesterol, but eating eggs does not have adverse effects on cholesterol in the blood for the majority of people.

  3. Egg consumption consistently leads to elevated levels of HDL (the “good”) cholesterol, which is linked to a reduced risk of many diseases.

  4. Eggs are among the best dietary sources of choline, a nutrient that is incredibly important but most people aren’t getting enough of.

  5. Egg consumption appears to change the pattern of LDL particles from small, dense LDL (bad) to large LDL, which is linked to a reduced heart disease risk.

  6. The antioxidants Lutein and Zeaxanthin are very important for eye health and can help prevent macular degeneration and cataracts. Eggs are high in both of them.

  7. Omega-3 enriched and pastured eggs contain significant amounts of Omega-3 fatty acids. Eating these types of eggs is an effective way to reduce blood triglycerides.

  8. Eggs are fairly high in quality animal protein and contain all the essential amino acids that humans need.

  9. Many studies have looked at egg consumption and the risk of heart disease and found no association. However, some studies have found an increased risk in people with type 2 diabetes.

  10. Eggs are highly fulfilling and tend to make you eat fewer calories, helping you to lose weight

SO, Bottom line…

DO NOT THROW AWAY YOUR EGG YOLK AND SIMPLY EAT THE EGG WHITES, DON’T MISS OUT!

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Coffee Rules…

Coffee.... is it good or bad for you?

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Of course, this is an ongoing question for many coffee drinkers. A negative answer might not stop many from actually drinking it, so it’s a good thing I have positive news for you.

Coffee is actually healthy, of course as everything else, it has its ups and downs, and over consumption is unhealthy.

It’s good for me? Really?

Well, here goes nothing.

Science Confirms: The More Coffee You Drink, The Longer You Will Live

Here are some nutritional facts:

A typical 8oz (240 ml) cup of coffee contains:

  • Vitamin B2 (Riboflavin): 11% of the RDA.
  • Vitamin B5 (Pantothenic Acid): 6% of the RDA.
  • Vitamin B1 (Thiamin): 2% of the RDA.
  • Vitamin B3 (Niacin): 2% of the RDA.
  • Folate: 1% of the RDA.
  • Manganese: 3% of the RDA.
  • Potassium: 3% of the RDA.
  • Magnesium: 2% of the RDA.
  • Phosphorus: 1% of the RDA.

Lets go in more deeply:

Positives

Extremely High in Antioxidants

Contains Some Essential Nutrients

Contains Caffeine, A Stimulant That Can Enhance Brain Function and Boost Metabolism

Help Protect Your Brain in Old Age, Leading to Reduced Risk of Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s

Lowers Risk of Type 2 Diabetes

Lowers Risk of Liver Diseases

Lowers Risk of Depression and Suicide

Negatives

Can Cause Anxiety and Disrupt Sleep

Caffeine is Addictive and Can Lead to Withdrawal

Truth is, Coffee Drinkers simply Live Longer!

So, what more do you want?

Take a look for yourself…

https://umano.me/player?cid=54ffba4d8eb761d155060a99&type=large

http://eatlocalgrown.com/article/13339-coffee-health-liver.html?c=nsm

http://authoritynutrition.com/how-coffee-makes-you-live-longer/

Organic Milk: The Healthier Fat

Many organic foods are concerned to be illegitimate or their health effects are not as clear. Well organic milk is the contrary as studies show.

Eating organic milk helps you dodge some of the heart illnesses as it contains more omega 3 & less of the omega 6 which is also used for fried food resulting in more heart disease, diabetes and inflammation.

Omega 3 keeps you healthier and more nutritious.

”On average, organic milk contained 25 percent fewer of the omega-6 fatty acids … Organic milk was also 62 percent richer in the omega-3 fatty acids believed to be at least partly responsible for the healthful effects of eating fish, beans and many vegetables.” The Seattle Times

Another fact about milk is that due to high calories and fat and high levels of “bad” cholesterol associated with heart disease, it I’d discouraged to drink while milk.

So moral of the story is: drinking milk is good, but be particular in the type of milk you drink.

Please read the link below for more details.

http://m.arcamax.com/health/healthtips/s-1438656-p2

Enjoy your Holidays!

Diabetics … Don’t let it Rule you!

Being healthy is a big responsibility. I think we can all agree to that statement. Every person wants to indulge in tasty foods, deserts, burgers, and so much more that may not be the greatest for our health, but we manage… How about those that can’t afford to eat bad food seeing as it may affect their health destructively. Those suffering from diabetes often fall in that area. What diet is recommended for diabetics is controversial and difficult to maintain. The diet most often recommended is high in dietary fiber, especially soluble fiber, but low in fat, especially saturated fat. Here are some delicious and recommended dietary foods that are good for everyone suffering from diabetes. This video demonstrates not only what is good to eat, but also why it is good to eat. This is not to say that non-diabetics should not follow this diet, because it is in fact a healthy diet. Hope this helps!

Milking Rabbits… A valuable Treatment to Cancer ?!

So it seems, bunnies are more than just an adorable pet. Today’s medicine demonstrates how rabbit milk is being used for helping pharmaceutical companies produce drugs to treat diabetes and cancer. In Moscow, a live video shows how genetically modified species, such as rabbits, goats and sheep, are producing medicine for such treatments in humans.

Biopharming is becoming more and more popular, in fact, the EU and US today are slowly attempting to introduce these types of drugs into the market; while others are still experiencing controversial issues with whether it is ethically correct.

Watch this video, and be shocked, as I was.