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10 “facts” about eggs that are an absolute yolk

Hint: You’ll want to stop ordering them off most “light breakfast” menus.

Egg whites are healthier than whole eggs
Egg whites are healthier than whole eggs
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You’re bound to spot an egg white omelette on any “light breakfast” menu, and at a quick glance, you can see why. An egg white has just 17 calories – a sliver of those in a 72-calorie whole egg – and no fat. But there’s a bit more to the story, says registered dietitian Keri Glassman, RD, spokesperson for Pete and Gerry’s Organic Eggs. For one thing, the fats in a yolk are actually good for a balanced breakfast. “Fat keeps you much more satisfied,” says Glassman. “If you miss out on the yolk, you might be unsatisfied.”
 
Plus, egg whites don’t have much going for them nutritionally except for protein, but the yolk packs in nutrients like vitamin B12, vitamin D (which can be tough to find in food sources) and choline, she adds.
 



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