Egg Whites vs Egg Yolks-Ditching the Egg White Omelet 

Egg Whites vs Egg Yolks-Ditching the Egg White Omelet 

  • Photo of a boiled egg

Have you ever wondered which is better for you, the egg white or the egg yolk? As it turns out, they’re both good for you in limited quantities. In fact, the American Heart Association recommends an egg a day, or two egg whites, as part of a healthy diet.  

While the yolk does contain a high level of dietary cholesterol, this may be less of an issue than previously thought. Newer research suggests that saturated fat, rather than dietary cholesterol, contributes to high blood cholesterol.  

The egg yolk contains more nutrients than the white, including calcium, iron, zinc, copper, manganese, vitamin B6, folate and vitamin B12.  

So, the next time someone offers you an egg white omelet…. don’t feel guilty if you decide to opt for the real thing.