Cutting out egg yolk

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    Oct 20, 2010 6:02 PM GMT
    Is it good to cut out the egg yolk of eggs in the morning?

    Ive heard mixed things, such as cutting it out reduces your calories as well as cholesterol and fat, while leaving it in gives you a lot of important vitamins and nutrition. Any thoughts?
  • Timbales

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    Oct 20, 2010 6:20 PM GMT
    you can reduce the number by just scrambling in one yolk with 3 or 4 whites, you still get the flavor
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    Oct 20, 2010 8:12 PM GMT
    I wasnt wondering about the flavor, but more of the nutrients in the actual yoke itself, thank you for the help though.
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    Oct 20, 2010 8:17 PM GMT
    Egg yolk does have good fats in it, but again its fat, I usually do 1 yolk with 5-6 to egg whites. Sometimes I'll do 2 yolks, depends.
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    Oct 20, 2010 9:21 PM GMT
    yeah, don't completely avoid the yolks, they do contain concentrated nutrients that you need, do as the other guys suggest and mix 2 yolks into 5 whites.
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    Oct 21, 2010 12:53 PM GMT
    Chainers saidIs it good to cut out the egg yolk of eggs in the morning?

    Ive heard mixed things, such as cutting it out reduces your calories as well as cholesterol and fat, while leaving it in gives you a lot of important vitamins and nutrition. Any thoughts?


    I think it's a bad idea to cut out egg yolks at any time of day. Why choose to not eat the most nutritious and most flavorful part of the egg? IMO, it's better to eat the whole egg and ditch the empty carb calories in grains, potatoes, etc.
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    Oct 21, 2010 1:24 PM GMT
    Chainers saidIs it good to cut out the egg yolk of eggs in the morning?

    Ive heard mixed things, such as cutting it out reduces your calories as well as cholesterol and fat, while leaving it in gives you a lot of important vitamins and nutrition. Any thoughts?

    Eggs sound really good for one's health.

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    Oct 21, 2010 1:40 PM GMT
    Common wisdom for about a decade-and-a-half was that egg yolks increase your cholesterol and fat intake.

    Now that it's 2010, nutritionists are attempting to undo the damage done by Susan Powter. Enjoy your eggs. Avoid the yolk only if your doctor says you should (oh yeah, get screened if you have some concerns).
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    Oct 21, 2010 1:58 PM GMT
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    Chainers saidIs it good to cut out the egg yolk of eggs in the morning?

    Ive heard mixed things, such as cutting it out reduces your calories as well as cholesterol and fat, while leaving it in gives you a lot of important vitamins and nutrition. Any thoughts?


    I think it's a bad idea to cut out egg yolks at any time of day. Why choose to not eat the most nutritious and most flavorful part of the egg? IMO, it's better to eat the whole egg and ditch the empty carb calories in grains, potatoes, etc.


    These (yolks and carbs) are not interchangeable. Simple carbs are very important just after exercise when the body needs and utilizes these carbs immediately. Nutrition can come from 'clean' sources other than egg yolks. (Fortunately egg whites are available in cartons, making the storage, preparation and clean-up simple.) If flavor is what the eater wants use spices and herbs.
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    Oct 21, 2010 5:53 PM GMT
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    Oct 21, 2010 5:54 PM GMT
    If you're concerned about the cholesterol in egg yolks, switch to organic eggs or use Eggland's Best eggs.
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    Oct 22, 2010 10:18 AM GMT
    The main reason I eat the whole egg, including yoke, is because I believe they were meant to be eaten as a unit...not separated.
    If I were going for a super-lean, extremely defined body for a specific purpose (fitness competition, photo shoot, etc.), then I might discard the yoke for that purpose, and go back to whole eggs after that.