Almost every bodybuilder knows the beneficial role of egg whites as a protein source. What about egg yolk ?
An egg white contains 3.6 grams of protein, only 17 grams of calories and no fat, but egg yolk, which is also high in cholesterol, is often discarded with its valuable nutrients. Egg yolk contains omega-3 acids in the form of docosahexaenoic acid (DHA).
It is the same as the healthy fat found in fish. DHA is required for communication between cells in the nervous system. It is for the regulation of brain, eye functions and fat profiles in the blood.
Most people’s eating habits lead to omega-3 deficiencies, and this deficiency can lead to joint damage and muscle wasting in addition to many other problems. One egg yolk contains 18 mg of DHA.
Eggs enriched with DHA (a type of egg obtained by using refined fish oil and flaxseed oil, corn, wheat, sunflower meal in the diet of chickens used in egg production), on the other hand, contains a huge 120-150 mg DHA per egg.
These eggs are produced by chickens fed a special DHA diet. Omega-3 enriched eggs are slightly more expensive than normal ones. Another valuable nutrient is lecithin, which is found in egg yolk, which you probably don’t get enough of. Lecithin improves cell membrane dynamics that control what goes into and out of your body. It also helps maintain fat and cholesterol levels.
Every cell in the human body needs lecithin, but it is difficult to find lecithin in healthy foods other than eggs. They are your best companion to meet your lecithin quota. Adults need at least 6 grams of lecithin daily. Bodybuilders, on the other hand.! One large egg contains slightly more than 1 gram of lecithin. So don’t give up the strong yellow in the center of the egg. Make sure you leave 2 egg yolks in it the next time you are making 4-6 white egg omelettes. Not only will it taste better, you will turn to higher protein and get more benefit to your muscles.