Not So Healthy: Cutting Egg Yolks Out of Your Diet
Egg yolks are nature’s richest, and best-absorbed source of lutein and zeaxanthin, two powerful antioxidants that have been shown to protect delicate eye cells from damaging ultra-violet rays, say USDA researchers. Plus, according to recent research at the University of Connecticut, the cholesterol in eggs is so poorly absorbed that normal consumption doesn’t raise levels of LDL cholesterol (the "bad" cholesterol) one iota. Yet antioxidants in the yolk may actually rev up the liver’s production of healthy HDL cholesterol as much as 17 percent.
Smarter Strategy: Stop worrying and enjoy one whole egg daily.