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Still throwing out those egg yolks? That's so 80's!

I finished up my nutrition education during the height of cholesterol phobia/low fat mania. The message we were taught to teach about egg yolks dies hard.

Several years ago colleague Susan Kleiner, Ph.D., R.D., shared in a presentation I attended, that there really isn't hard research that shows, without a doubt, that eating egg yolks increases cholesterol. Neither is there really evidence to show that removing egg yolks from your diet reduces cholesterol. Other dietary choices, such as the ones we teach on this blog, are far more effective at normalizing your blood lipid tests.

Eggs are such a cheap, easy source of protein. Scrambling them with vegetables is my favorite way to clean out my vegetable bin.

If you're trying to increase and maintain your vitamin D levels, keep in mind that it is found in egg yolks. And the levels of vitamin D in egg yolks, according to the US Agricultural Research Service, is higher than thought. Each large standard egg contains 41 IU.

If you're still not convinced and questioning, consider that this same analysis showed that the amount of cholesterol in eggs is 14% lower than previously reported, 185 milligrams per egg.

Egg yolks also contain choline, the precursor for acetylcholine, the neurotransmitter involved in memory. It's not easy to find in food…if brain fog and memory are problems your PCOS has brought you, perhaps rethinking your relationship with egg yolks could be helpful.

I'm not sure what the change is, perhaps farmers have been changing the composition of poultry feed in response to the dietary concerns of their customers.

Whatever it is, I'm hoping the new results in a few more egg yolks showing up on diet diaries I review here in the office!

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Still throwing out those egg yolks? That's so 80's! + women's health