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Are egg yolks bad for you?
Eggs, they get a good rap, they get a bad rap. And sometimes they just get wrapped…
in paint. Over 79 BILLION eggs are consumed each year in the US alone. It’s also a staple
breakfast item for many parts of the world and is an ingredient for many other popular
food. But eggs have been getting quite a lot of hate lately, particularly the egg yolk.
So what exactly is up with this delicious yellow center of an egg?
The main concern is the cholesterol, which for many years we’ve been told to be bad for
you and cause cardiovascular diseases. Egg whites contain exactly zero milligrams of
cholesterol while egg yolks contain roughly 185 milligrams, or 62% of the recommended
amount the ODPHP believes you should have per day. Seeing that most people typically
eat eggs in pairs, many people consume well over their recommended amount of cholesterol
before they even head out to work. And when the media began to spread the news of the
“dangers” of egg yolks due to its high cholesterol presence, everyone began avoiding yolks like
the plague. But people didn’t want to give up their eggs.
Since the stigma wasn’t that the entire egg was bad for you, the damage was only done
specifically to the egg yolk. Egg whites, however, was still seen as good. And with
that perception, the egg white craze took off! Almost all things that uses whole eggs
now have an egg white alternative. Egg white omelets, egg white pancakes, scrambled egg
whites, and even your popular fast food chains offer a “healthy” egg white option.
So does the science actually back up this claim about our voluptuous egg yolks?
Let’s first understand a bit more about cholesterol. Cholesterol is carried through blood vessels
in particles known as lipoproteins. Low-density lipoprotein, or LDL, is the bad guy since
high concentration will build up plaque in your blood vessels, leading to coronary heart
diseases. High-density lipoprotein, or HDL, is the good guys because they clear out those
pesky LDLs from hanging around the blood by taking them back to the liver.
Consuming egg yolks have shown to increase LDL, but simultaneously it increases HDL,
tipping the cholesterol scale to an even balance. Your body is also good at adapting to how
much cholesterol you eat. For many of the studies where they observed subjects eating
excess cholesterol, total cholesterol and lipoprotein levels tend to stay the same.
When you eat more cholesterol, your body will produce less of its own. Conversely, if you
eat less, your body will produce more. This was observed to the extreme in 1991 when an
88-year old man ate 25 eggs per day without any changes to his cholesterol and health.
Poor little hens in his town. As for other studies on eggs, they generally
show that regular egg consumption, including that scary yolk, is safe except for subjects
that are already predisposed to coronary heart disease, dealing with type 2 diabetes, or
have an overall bad diet to begin with. In these cases, they’ll have to be a bit more
careful with egg yolks and anything else containing those pesky LDLs.
For those of you that already switch to eating only egg whites, you’re currently missing
out on the multitude of nutrients that egg yolks have that egg whites don’t or have very
little of, such as calcium, iron, phosphorous, zinc, copper, manganese, thiamin, B vitamins
5, 6, 9, and 12, Vitamin A, Vitamin E, Vitamin D, Vitamin K, Omega-3 Fatty Acids, and Choline.
Oh, one more, leucine, which is the primary branched chain amino acid used for muscle
protein synthesis, aka GAINZ. Hey, at least egg whites contain 38 fewer calories. Woohoo.
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100 thoughts on “Are Egg Yolks Bad For You? – What You’ve Heard Might Not Be True

  1. eggs no good for your health its heart attack, keeps ldl high, and cancers,obesity,etc etc etc and the reason you dont want to get rid of it, THINK OF IT,, its ADDICtive its a drug get over it, tho i got nothing against backyard eggs but id sell them to idiots instead,, hmm never thought of the center tho,, i was looking for alternative to eggs and ofc i find a egg video instead,,, wtf?

  2. Simple social engineering to boost business of a certain form of eggs, can you guess which one. Much like the Food Pyramid, with grain as the forerunner…. because…. it boosts the market of grains. Easy and cheap to produce with high profit return.

  3. This is a more complex subject. You can in fact eat too much cholesterol, your body wont compensate in the production perfectly or forever. What comes to the glorified leucine you described, it sure is important for "gains". However that applies only to a certain point. Beyond that it's just all waste and I can guarantee you, the average person gets more than the adequate amount. Adequate? Yeah well turns out leucine is a key component of age-promoting pathway, mTOR. It may also be a factor behind acne.

  4. lmao to all who are throwing yolks, I've been eating 6 yolks a day before now I did it 4 to reduce fat consumption but all i want to say is that first experiment with your diet we all have different body so first know about yourself rather than jumping on conclusion.

  5. The first 23 seconds of the video says it all. An i immediately didn't like it. 2:45 I can get all that. Eating a piece of fish. An it would fill me up eating that much. Why would i get all of that in only a quarter of an Egg that wont fill me up. With the levels of how much of that is in an egg that raises a baby chick over 3 weeks it is toxic to humans.

  6. Sometimes I eat 4 eggs for breakfast without exercising at ALL. I've had 14 eggs this week in total, I believe. Is that bad. Eggs are my favorite to eat, but I don't know if it'll affect me. I'm also obese, weighing 220 pounds at a height of 5'11. I'm 13.

  7. I understand, but. Then the FDA, WHO and many other health organizations filled with top notch scientists are just completely wrong and trying to lie to our faces for no apparent reason?

  8. No need for any emotional responses but wasn't this research all paid for by the egg industry by doing research based on individuals with already high cholesterol levels and then constructing a meta study based on a cut off date that excludes previous contradictory research? https://youtu.be/KeKelRpEgdI?t=8812 For those adamantly strong egg supporters, is there any science based research outside of those funded by the egg industry that can be cited?

  9. I was eating 2-3 Eggs per day for about 2-3 Weeks+, ive testet my Blood and Cholesterol was 284 and LDL 224-.- damn high

  10. I'm so glad I didn't jump on this egg white bandwagon that went around. I always consumed the whole egg knowing how nutrient dense the yolk is. Come on guys there's a reason that rocky drinks raw eggs. Duh

  11. Hi, if we are eating desert , cakes or ice cream , it contain a lot of eggs .

    Does it increase our cholesterol ?

    Examples : store brought cakes , 50 eggs will be beats together and divide into cakes by cakes.

    So actually how many cholesterol we are taking ? Cholesterol of 1 eggs or 50 eggs ?

  12. OK. Fair enough. I'm gonna start eating the yolk again, and I'll get my cholesterol checked in a month. You better be right….

  13. Eggs are bad for you, I hope that you will revise or remove this video. I like your channel but you have to accept when you are wrong.

  14. ok, so i did this challenge for 1 month. and not only had higher cholesterol, but i could feel it! i experienced chest pain like never before, and also extreme palpitations that were so harsh, they would shake my whole body. so, my verdict is, eggs are like donuts. you can't have just one. once you do, you want MORE! so if you think you have the self-control you should only have about one a week but the reality is you just don't need them I feel like you can get what they offer in other ways especially safer ways but also they just don't have enough to offer in terms of risk-to-reward so my verdict is after my personal one month study that you just should avoid them all together.🤷

  15. If you want the truth, Pubmed which is what doctors use, will show you: https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/7496330 and https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/14690791 I could list many more showing you that this video on Youtube is a lie, but if you like lies, than you will believe that eating eggs often is healthy. The egg industry will love you, and they produce many publications, and funded studies in order to deceive the public.

  16. Thanks, what about not “cracking” the yolk makes it very unhealthy as it oxidizes? Any truth in that?

  17. Let me tell you something from my side.

    Consuming egg don’t seem to increase the risk of heart disease.

    Dietary cholesterol in an egg seems to increase LDL more when the diet is high in carbohydrate and low in fat.

    The yolk is mostly made of fatty acids, cholesterol, and fat-soluble nutrients.

    Egg yolks have many important nutrients like Vitamin A, D, K, E, Vitamin B5,6,9,12, thiamine,

    calcium, copper, manganese, iron, phosphorus, zinc, omega 3, Choline and leucine.

    Yolks also contain a high amount of carotenoids, mostly zeaxanthin and lutein, and these

    Dietary carotenoids are believed to provide health benefits in decreasing the risk of eye disease

    and certain cancers.

    Egg yolk may have less protein than the albumen but it has high a level of the essential

    amino acid known as leucine.

    https://youtu.be/CFDSeyQa6W0

  18. So it's aight if I chug 6 eggs a day right? I got scared when I found out I went over the recommended daily cholesterol intake by about 424663678%

  19. Throwing out the yoke is like ordering a Diet Coke with your extra large Big Mac . Your not seeing the big picture

  20. Hey listen I m consuming 8 egg whites and two whole eggs and I m doing weight exercises, is it ok to eat two whole eggs?

  21. We do not absorb colesterol our liver produces it. LDL is not bad it is their for a reason. Consuming dairy other than butter and consuming most proccesed foods causes us to produce far more colesterol than we could ever absorb

  22. Does anyone have nice ideas about what to do with leftover egg yolks ,?? I just hate them and them make me nauseous as fuck . Also I don't want to throw them away .

  23. Know a guy who, when he was a lad, he ate 4 dozen eggs every morning to help him get large. And now that he's grown he eats 5 dozen eggs so he's roughly the size of a barge.

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