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A great source of omega-3 fatty acids, a single large egg is about 70 calories and is loaded with 6g of protein (making it a good protein alternative for vegetarians and non-vegetarians alike). The yolks are quite spectacular and include lutein and zeaxanthin, two antioxidants that protect the eyes from damaging light and free radicals, as well contain choline, a B vitamin crucial in maintaining brain cell structure, sending messages from the brain to muscles, and maintaining metabolism and memory.
So should we eat the whole egg or just the yolk?
It turns out that for us to get the most nutritional value, eating the whole egg is often the way to go. Simply put, only those with high cholesterol might want to limit their egg yolk intake.
Be sure to pay a visit to your local farmer to get the freshest, most ethically raised eggs. Otherwise, the best eggs on your grocer’s shelf are those from pasture raised, free range hens. (Don’t be fooled by the term ‘cage-free’, as that simply means thousands of them are crammed feather to feather in a dirty warehouse void of sunlight and fresh air.
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