The incredible benefits of Egg Yolks

For years you have been told you don’t want the egg yolk.

"Yolks are high in cholesterol and lead to heart disease."

"The egg white is where all of the protein is."

Keep the egg white and throw out the egg yolk like you see bodybuilders do.

This thread will show you that you should be prioritizing the egg yolk.

The yolk is not only the most nutritious part of the egg but one of the best foods you can put into your entire body.


First, please understand that we have been eating eggs long.

Birds have been laying eggs since the Jurassic time - 140 Million years.

Humans have been eating eggs for 250,000 years.

How are these eggs all of a sudden killing us?

To contrast, please see below data on our Seed oil consumption since the 1960s.

We must stop blaming foods we have eaten for thousands of years for what seed oils have done.



It has been proven that eggs do not raise your cholesterol.

Your body makes 3,000 mg of cholesterol a day.

Eggs have 180 mg of cholesterol which is literally a drop of water in the bucket.

Yolks are loaded with fat-soluble Vitamins:

Vitamin A - Essential for growth & development

Vitamin E - Protects against heart disease & cancers

Vitamin D -Mineral absorbtion & bone health

B12 & B Vitamins - B12 needed for building blood cells & maintaining healhty nerve cells.


The yolk is also filled with calcium, zinc, selenium, iodine, phosphorus, and choline.

Choline is crucial in helping your body burn fat properly.

The yolk is also packed with biotin, which benefits hair growth.
All 13 Essential Nutrients of the egg are in the YOLK.
Egg whites are known for their high protein content.
However, the yolk contains more on a gram-by-gram basis.
Egg whites have 10.8g per 100g compared to egg yolk, which contains 16.4g per 100g.
The white has more volume in the egg.
All of the fat of the egg sits in the yolk. There is none in the white.
These fats help maintain normal blood cholesterol levels. Eggs also offer omega-3 fatty acids needed for normal brain function.
Egg whites have no fat content whatsoever.


A typical egg contains around 70 calories.

Egg whites contain 15 calories per egg, while the nutrient-dense yolk has around 52 calories.

The energy density of your egg comes from the yolk.

Prioritize locally sourced, locally raised eggs that have been Pasteurized.

Pasteurized means that they have been able to run around and eat grass, bugs, etc.

Their diet is evolutionarily consistent.

Chickens are not meant to eat GMO-laden corn & soy.
Eggs sourced from a local farm are the most potent by far.
Notice the difference in color between these two yolks?

One from a local farm and the other from the supermarket.

The farm egg literally is a burnt orange yolk.
The yolk is creamier and doesn't break as easily.

"CAGE-FREE" Does not mean pasture-raised.

Marketing makes you think the egg is healthier than it is.

Cage-Free means that the hens are not kept in cages.

They can still be in super confined areas where the chickens have 1-2 feet. When chickens are in closer confines, disease is much easier to transmit.

"Cage-Free" labeling is a marketing ploy.

Pasture-Raised is the gold standard.

"VEGETARIAN-FED" is also a marketing ploy.

Hens need additional protein. They end up having a shortened lifespan and fewer nutrients they need on a vegetarian diet.

Also, vegetarianism does not equate to grass. Most of the hens are fed corn & soy.

It is cheaper to feed chicken corn & soy and market it as healthier.

*Studies show that commercially-raised eggs are up to 19 times higher in pro-inflammatory omega-6 fatty acids.*

Unfortunately, even the eggs marketed at whole foods/sprouts are not genuinely pasture-raised.

I recommend buying your eggs directly from a local farm or farmer's market.

This will ensure the highest quality. You can ask the farmer how the hen are raised & fed.

Don't be afraid of raw eggs!

Raw eggs are a fantastic way to throw some yolks into your diet.

Throw a yolk or two on your steak for an insane flavor/nutrient boost.

Here is one of my favorite post workout shakes that incorporates raw eggs:
  • 1 cup of RAW Milk
  • 3-4 Farm eggs
  • Dash of Cinnamon
  • 1 Tbsp honey

Blend and Enjoy.

To summarize:

  1. Prioritize the yolk - they are loaded with nutrients.
  2. Prioritize HYPERLOCAL EGGS that have been pasture-raised.
  3. Eggs at the supermarket are bullshit.
  4. Don't be afraid of a raw yolk. It is an amazing way to get additional nutrients into your diet.
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